Overseas:

1.Mexican central bank in talks with Amazon about new mobile payments

2.Romania’s opposition seeks Huawei ban in telecom infrastructure

3.Vivendi sells its remaining shares in video games group Ubisoft

4. Israel’s Innoviz, a maker of laser-based lidar sensors for self-driving cars, raising $100 million in private funding

5.Wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurance tech startup, raises $125M Series B led by Mubadala

6.Greece-based Blueground raises $20 million for flexible apartment rentals

7.London-based Soldo has secured an e-money license from Ireland as a hedge against ‘crazy’ Brexit

8.Salesforce Ventures Brings Australian Startups $50M In New Fund

9.Bank Startup Chime Secures $200M

10.Salesforce Ventures introduces $50m Australia-focused fund

11.Disney Weighs Distribution Deals for Streaming Service

 

China:

1.Chinese drone maker EHang 亿航 plans U.S. IPO

2.Suning Biu×24h shop officially operated, which can be unmanned at night

3.Domestic robot manufacturer “ATOM Robot” 阿童木机器人 completed B1 round of tens of millions of RMB financing

4.Sports Technology Company SPAX Receives $4 Million Pre-A Round of Financing

5.The new retail platform for agricultural products “www.laisanjin.com” has won millions of investment

6.Ctrip’s Annual Profit Rises 40% to USD821 Million on Plane Ticket Sales

 

Cross-border:

1.Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com launches store on Google shopping site

2.Chinese Train Seat Giant Ktk 今创集团 Jumps Into India’s Lucrative Consumer Electronics Market

 

 

BlockChain:

Starbucks announces cooperation with Bakkt again

 

Mobile:

1.China Unicom to Build Thousands of Commercial 5G Base Stations in Shanghai by May

2.German security hawks are fighting to keep Huawei out of 5G, in clash with economy ministry and industry lobby

3.China’s Cambridge Industries to Harness Oclaro Japan’s Factory to Make 5G Modules

 

Emerging Market:

1.Gurgaon-based Delhivery joins unicorn club with $350m from SoftBank

2.Indonesia capsule hotel raises pre-series A funding from Alpha JWC, Genesia

3.Founders of 500 Startups Japan launch new VC fund Coral Capital

4.Hyderabad-based investment and scaling platform Anthill Ventures launches program for healthtech, mediatech, urbantech startups

 

Cover picture credits from Reuters

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