1 Tianjin Bans Biometric Data Collection

2 China’s New Energy Vehicle Market Poised to Boom

3 China’s internet regulator takes aim at forced data collection

4 Facial Recognition Usage In Shopping Malls Draws Controversy In China

5 becomes first online platform to accept China’s digital currency

6 ByteDance’s 10,000-employee bet on the edtech bubble

7 Tencent-backed Chinese budget retailer Miniso launches Toptoy, a store chain for toys

8 Chinese state-backed AI unicorn CloudWalk files for $573m STAR Market IPO

9 Education startup Bloks nets $50m

10 AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis


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1 Indonesian logistics startup Shipper in talks to raise $50m Series B round

2 Singapore invests US$9M into programme to grow local blockchain ecosystem

3 Singapore’s Whizpace, wireless communication start up raises $1m for China expansion

4 India: Short video app Bolo Indya raises $400,000 from Inflection Point Ventures

5 Actis, Brookfield among front runners for Fortum Oyj’s 500MW Indian solar projects

6 India: Ola to hire 2,000 to fuel its electric vehicles business

7 India’s PayU leads funding in Fisdom

8 India-based Fasal’s IoT device increases yield, reduces wastage by helping horticulture farmers make smart decisions on crops

9 SE Asia’s nascent mental health startups see uptick in investor interest



1 China And US Lead In Unicorn Startups

2 Grab, Ant Group, others win Singapore’s first four digital banking licences

3 Brazilian soy farmers try Huawei’s 5G technology as decision on Chinese telecoms giant looms

4 Japan’s JBIC commits to invest $4b in new Indonesian sovereign wealth fund

5 Grab charts road ahead in Indonesia with greater role for non-ride-hailing businesses

6 Singtel jumps 11% on digital bank win with ride-hailing giant Grab

7 Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia



1 Nissan uses electric vehicles to fuel power grids

2 US sues Facebook for ‘illegally’ favoring immigrant jobseekers

3 McDonald’s is passing along more fees to franchisees, reigniting tensions

4 Airbnb seeks valuation of nearly $35 billion in I.P.O.

5 Tesla publishes its first-ever diversity report revealing leadership is 83% male and 59% White

6 Fintech firm Revolut takes aim at Stripe with payment software for businesses

7 SpaceX launches new cargo Dragon to Space Station for 100th successful Falcon 9 flight

8 Zephr, a no code tool for business operations, raises $8M to help news publishers grow subscription revenue

9 PrimaHealth Credit offers a buy-now, pay-later lending service for elective procedures

10 SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time


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