1 Internet Firms Including Alibaba And Tencent Remove Bank Deposit Products

2 Gucci to Join Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion

3 Tencent, Jeneration Capital Leads RMB2 Billion Round In Medbanks, medical healthcare insurance provider

4 China’s MicuRx Pharma secures $107m in Series E round

5 Temasek-backed Chinese cancer biotech firm Gracell files for $100m US IPO

6 Hong Kong-based logistics startup, Zeek, nets $10m in pre-series A round


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1 Delhi HC declines Future Retail’s plea for injunction order against Amazon

2 India’s Zomato teams up with InCred to offer credit to restaurant partners

3 Byju’s-owned WhiteHat Jr hires industry veterans to fuel growth

4 India’s fintech Pine Labs’ valuation tops $2b after Lone Pine investment

5 Digital payroll platform Skuad bags $4m seed round from BEENEXT, others

6 Singapore’s Alchemy Foodtech raises ‘seven-figure’ funding in bridge round

7 SE Asian travel app Traveloka weighs public listing including SPAC option

8 Indonesia’s Tunas Farm raises pre-seed funding from Gayo Capital to launch its urban farming technology

9 Undeterred by losing its largest customer, Thailand’s DRVR secures funding to grow its fleet analytics platform



1 Google expands its cloud with new regions in Chile, Germany and Saudi Arabia

2 Volkswagen To Adjust Global Car Production Due To Chip Shortage

3 China’s Tesla rival Xpeng sets sights on Europe as it delivers first batch of smart electric cars to Norway

4 CDC Group picks minority stake in India’s TVS Industrial and Logistics

5 Mitsubishi Motors to focus on hybrid vehicles in South-east Asia



1 Japan’s Nomura ends financial adviser era, to move 1,500 jobs

2 Google, Cisco and VMware join Microsoft to oppose NSO Group in WhatsApp spyware case

3 SoftBank-backed face-scan firm CloudMinds rebrands US unit to add distance after blacklisting

4 Lidar stocks soar after report that Apple is working on a car for 2024

5 Verizon partners with Deloitte to create enterprise 5G, edge solutions

6 SpaceX just launched a classified spy satellite into orbit

7 Opendoor, real-estate start-up, rides SPAC Deal to Lofty $18 Billion Valuation at Market Debut

8 Thoma Bravo to acquire RealPage property management platform for $10.2B

9 OneTrust, Data compliance platform, Valued At $5.1B After $300M Raise

10 Mary Meeker’s VC Firm Bond Invests in Ironclad, contract management SaaS at Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

11 Bolt Raises $75M Series C1 To Advance One-Click Online Buying

12 Group14 Technologies Powering Next Generation Of Batteries With $17M Series B

13 Topl Raises $3M To Provide ESG Guidance To Companies

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