1. Almost 90% of Chinese workers trust a robot more than their human managers, survey finds

2. China to increase research-based tax breaks for core manufacturing sectors

3. Alibaba’s Youku Partners with BBC Studios to Enhance Children’s Content

4. Huawei HiSilicon to Sell 4G Communication Chip Balong 711

5. Chinese Talk Show Producer Logicreation 逻辑思维 Eyes IPO on Shanghai’s Star Market

6. Qutoutiao’s 趣头条 online reading platform Midu 米读 raises $100 million in Series B

7. Shanghai-based Xiaopangxiong 小胖熊, an e-commerce platform hosting home decoration materials, raises USD 18.3 million in Series B


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Emerging Market:

1. Indian online used car marketplace Cars24 raises $100m in Series D

2. Indian security startup MyGate bags $56M from Tencent, Tiger Global and others

3. Indonesian healthtech platform Alodokter raises US$33M in Series C funding

4. Enterprise drones startup Aerodyne raises US$30M; claims to have inspected over 250K assets in 25 countries

5. Philippines-based HR startup Sprout raises US$6M from American billionaire Steve Cohen’s Venture Fund

6. India’s water management startup WEGoT raises $2m in seed funding

7. Indian online classifieds startup Quikr’s valuation jumps to $1.5b

8. Indian personal hair care brand Bare Anatomy raises $500,000 from

9. Alternate education firm SOAL raises $300,000 from Astarc Ventures

10. Indian legal tech startup Legalkart raises seed capital from angel investors



1. China’s Didi Chuxing preparing to launch in Costa Rica



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