1. IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion deal with Linux OS provider Red Hat

2. U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC

3. Healthcare company McKesson acquires medication management app Echo

4. Postman raises $50 million to grow its API development platform

5. Travel platform Duffel raises $21.5M in Series A from VC giant Benchmark

6. Text IQ, a machine learning platform for parsing sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M

7. Whitebox raises $5M for its e-commerce logistics platform

8. Humanising Autonomy pulls in $5M to help self-driving cars keep an eye on pedestrians



1. China approves first Sci-Tech ETF, Huabao WP Fund Management’s CSI Technology Top ETF

2. Beijing Daxing International mega-airport to use Xsight Systems AI runway protection system

3. China’s finance sector will grow 26% despite fears that AI will take jobs: Chartered Financial Accountants Institute

4. Alibaba to Build Digital Trading Platform for China’s Commodities Capital Yiwu

5. Xiaomi Eyes $725 Million Expansion to Stave Off Huawei in China

6. Kuaishou 快手 aims for 300 million users before Spring Festival of 2020 in effort to revitalize ranks

7. China’s online pharmacy Ecmoho plans to raise $100m through US listing

8. China’s Geely picks Swedish software firm Zenuity for driverless cars



1. India’s Brand Capital invests $6.5m in Singapore-based skills verification platform Indorse

2. Apple mulls moving 15%-30% of output from China to Southeast Asia

3. Hospitality company Oyo to invest $300m for US expansion


Emerging Market:

1. Venture debt deals on the rise in India as investors double down on bets

2. East Ventures backs Indonesia’s interactive content marketing startup Feedloop

3. Tokopedia acquires local wedding services Indonesian firms Bridestory, child activities marketplace Parentstory

4. Delivery startup Rappi partners with Visa to offer pre-paid cards in Brazil

5. WeWork rival Indonesia’s EV Hive rebrands to CoHive and raises $13.5M, expanding into co-living and new retail


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