U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Trade-Talk Doubts Swirl: Markets Wrap
September 9, 2019

U.S. equity futures fell as Chinese and American officials struggled to schedule a planned meeting this month to continue trade talks. The pound slumped with the U.K. facing a showdown in Parliament over delaying Brexit again.

Contracts on the three Continue reading

In seeking to control Kashmir, Modi may look to China’s actions in Xinjiang and Tibet
August 21, 2019

Hong Kong (CNN)The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns.

That has involved a two-pronged approach of increased investment, along with greater migration by Han Chinese, who have become the Continue reading

Fintech platform Synapse raises $33M to build the AWS of banking
July 6, 2019

Synapse, a San Francisco-based startup that operates a platform enabling banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services, has closed a $33 million Series B to develop new products and go after international expansion.

The investment was led Continue reading

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app
June 10, 2019

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people to discover and book sightseeing Continue reading

Tencent promises its technology will do good
May 9, 2019

Tencent, one of Asia’s most valuable companies with a current market cap of around $460 billion, has introduced a new motto after co-founder and CEO Pony Ma said this week he wanted “tech for good” to be part of Continue reading

Cross-border fintech startup Airwallex raises $100M at a valuation of over $1B
March 31, 2019

Australia-based Airwallex is the latest tech startup to enter the billion-dollar ‘unicorn club.’ The company announced today that it has closed a $100 million Series C round that values its business above $1 billion.

Started in Melbourne in 2015 by Continue reading