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Swiggy successfully raised $1.25bn from SoftBank and other investors

Indian food delivery startup Swiggy announced that it has just closed a funding round with $1.25 billion in funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Prosus, just days before rival Zomato Ltd. listing.

Indian food delivery startup Swiggy announced that it has just closed a funding round with $1.25 billion in funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Prosus, just days before rival Zomato Ltd. listing.

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Global venture capital hits a record

Global venture capital funds have invested at a record of $268.7 billion so far in 2021. Startups in the accelerator stage attracted most of the capital from venture capitalists with $195.3 billion.

Global venture capital funds have invested at a record of $268.7 billion so far in 2021. Startups in the accelerator stage attracted most of the capital from venture capitalists with $195.3 billion.

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Robinhood targets $35 billion valuation in the US's IPO

Financial services company Robinhood Markets Inc (USA) is targeting a valuation of $35 billion in the upcoming US initial public offering (IPO). The planned IPO comes just months after Robinhood became the focus of a confrontation between a group of retail investors and Wall Street hedge funds in late January.

Financial services company Robinhood Markets Inc (USA) is targeting a valuation of $35 billion in the upcoming US initial public offering (IPO). The planned IPO comes just months after Robinhood became the focus of a confrontation between a group of retail investors and Wall Street hedge funds in late January.

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Revolut became the UK's most valuable fintech startup

Fintech startup Revolut has successfully raised $800 million from a group of investors with a valuation of $33 billion.

Fintech startup Revolut has successfully raised $800 million from a group of investors with a valuation of $33 billion.

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Investment in luxury nursing homes is on the rise in China

Many investors do not want to miss the opportunity to enter the nursing field in the context of China's rapidly aging population.

Many investors do not want to miss the opportunity to enter the nursing field in the context of China's rapidly aging population.

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Valar Ventures poured $29.5 million into the digital asset management startup Syfe Pte

Digital asset management startup Syfe Pte has just received S$40 million from the venture capital firm Valar Ventures of the world's 16th richest billionaire and co-founder of PayPal.

Digital asset management startup Syfe Pte has just received S$40 million from the venture capital firm Valar Ventures of the world's 16th richest billionaire and co-founder of PayPal.

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Shein: The big rival of Zara, H&M and Amazon is a potential IPO candidate

In recent days, Chinese startups, especially in the technology field like Didi Chuxing or ByteDance, have received bad news continuously because of great pressure from the government.  However, Shein - a startup in the field of online selling fashion is attracting the attention of investors as a potential IPO candidate.

In recent days, Chinese startups, especially in the technology field like Didi Chuxing or ByteDance, have received bad news continuously because of great pressure from the government.  However, Shein - a startup in the field of online selling fashion is attracting the attention of investors as a potential IPO candidate.

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The super-rich still move to Singapore amid Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 epidemic has not shaken Singapore's position as a global financial center as the super-rich continue to invest and move here.

The Covid-19 epidemic has not shaken Singapore's position as a global financial center as the super-rich continue to invest and move here.

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Billion dollar startup Stripe is expected to be listed on the stock exchange

Digital payment processing company Stripe Inc is taking significant steps towards a stock market launch.
 Investors valued Stripe at about $95 billion in a funding round in March.

Digital payment processing company Stripe Inc is taking significant steps towards a stock market launch.
 Investors valued Stripe at about $95 billion in a funding round in March.

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Valued at $1.7bn, Danish startup becomes Europe's new unicorn

With a $150 million investment, led by Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital, Pleo has become the latest fintech startup in Europe to surpass a $1 billion valuation.

With a $150 million investment, led by Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital, Pleo has become the latest fintech startup in Europe to surpass a $1 billion valuation.

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The world's largest pension fund made a profit of $339bn in 1 year

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) achieved an investment return of 25%, or 37.8 trillion yen ($339 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2021.

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) achieved an investment return of 25%, or 37.8 trillion yen ($339 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2021.

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Real estate craze from the US, Europe to Asia

The World's property prices rose at the fastest rate since the global financial crisis.  From the US, Europe to Asia, people and investors poured money into buying houses.

The World's property prices rose at the fastest rate since the global financial crisis.  From the US, Europe to Asia, people and investors poured money into buying houses.

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Japan tightens management of indirect investment capital flows

The Japanese government is considering tightening controls on foreign investment flows to domestic companies that own important technology in areas such as nuclear power and defense.

The Japanese government is considering tightening controls on foreign investment flows to domestic companies that own important technology in areas such as nuclear power and defense.

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Facebook reaches $1 trillion market capitalization

For the first time, Facebook reached $1 trillion market capitalization.

For the first time, Facebook reached $1 trillion market capitalization.

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$10M Penthouse sell well in the US and UK amid Covid-19 pandemic

Real estate experts said that apartments on top of luxury buildings in big cities such as New York, Miami (USA) and London (UK) are still sought after, with high list prices.

Real estate experts said that apartments on top of luxury buildings in big cities such as New York, Miami (USA) and London (UK) are still sought after, with high list prices.

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Microsoft joins the $2 trillion club

In the session of June 22, the market capitalization of many technology giants increased sharply.  Notably, the market value of Microsoft has surpassed 2 trillion USD for the first time.

In the session of June 22, the market capitalization of many technology giants increased sharply.  Notably, the market value of Microsoft has surpassed 2 trillion USD for the first time.

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Rapidly rising commodity prices reduces Solar Energy investors' interest

Rapidly rising commodity prices have reversed a decades-lasting decline in solar prices, which reduces solar energy investors' interest in the sector after a record rally in 2020.  

Rapidly rising commodity prices have reversed a decades-lasting decline in solar prices, which reduces solar energy investors' interest in the sector after a record rally in 2020.  

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FDI inflows into India still increased by 27% despite being hit hard by Covid-19

According to a recent United Nations (UN) report, India received $64 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, thereby becoming the world's fifth largest recipient of investment flows.

According to a recent United Nations (UN) report, India received $64 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, thereby becoming the world's fifth largest recipient of investment flows.

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Where is Super Rich’s COVID-19 free paradise?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy of many countries, but for the United Arab Emirates, it is a growth engine for the housing market.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy of many countries, but for the United Arab Emirates, it is a growth engine for the housing market.

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Saudi Arabia National Investment Fund invests $160 million in Middle East infrastructure fund

Saudi Arabia's National Investment Fund (PIF) has committed to finance up to 20% of the $800 million Middle East infrastructure investment fund set up by Aberdeen Standard Investments & Investcorp.

Saudi Arabia's National Investment Fund (PIF) has committed to finance up to 20% of the $800 million Middle East infrastructure investment fund set up by Aberdeen Standard Investments & Investcorp.

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Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing files for U.S. IPO can be valued at $70-100B

Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing registers for an IPO in the US, can be valued at $70-100 billion. Didi Chuxing's deal could be one of the biggest tech IPOs in the world this year.

Chinese ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing registers for an IPO in the US, can be valued at $70-100 billion. Didi Chuxing's deal could be one of the biggest tech IPOs in the world this year.

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Foreign investment projects in Switzerland increase sharply

According to research results of EY Consulting Company, contrary to the general decline trend across Europe, the number of foreign direct investment projects in Switzerland increased 25% to 91 projects  - the highest level since 2011.

According to research results of EY Consulting Company, contrary to the general decline trend across Europe, the number of foreign direct investment projects in Switzerland increased 25% to 91 projects  - the highest level since 2011.

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IEA emphasizes urgency of increasing clean energy investment

If the world wants to meet climate goals, the world has no choice but to increase investment in clean energy by at least sevenfold in emerging and developing economies.

If the world wants to meet climate goals, the world has no choice but to increase investment in clean energy by at least sevenfold in emerging and developing economies.

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Woowa Brothers invests $1.5 million in iPrice Group

Woowa Brothers is attracted by the huge growth potential in Southeast Asia's digital sector and has been making investments in the region's startups since 2019.
With funding, iPrice is gearing up for a Series C funding round.

Woowa Brothers is attracted by the huge growth potential in Southeast Asia's digital sector and has been making investments in the region's startups since 2019.
With funding, iPrice is gearing up for a Series C funding round.

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International investors warm up the Dubai real estate market

Dubai's property market is coming out of a six-year slump thanks to increased buying by international investors.  The move also helps fuel the economic recovery.

Dubai's property market is coming out of a six-year slump thanks to increased buying by international investors.  The move also helps fuel the economic recovery.

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Founder's wealth increased 6 times after Korean Amazon's IPO

CEO Bom Kim is currently the 7th richest person in Korea with a fortune of $6.4 billion - more than 6 times before Coupang's IPO.

CEO Bom Kim is currently the 7th richest person in Korea with a fortune of $6.4 billion - more than 6 times before Coupang's IPO.

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'Buy now, pay later' model is gradually gaining popularity in the Middle East

“Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) is an emerging business model in recent years, attracting the attention and capital of many investment funds.  BNPL companies allow consumers to make an immediate purchase, whether online or in person, and can pay for the item in installments later.

“Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) is an emerging business model in recent years, attracting the attention and capital of many investment funds.  BNPL companies allow consumers to make an immediate purchase, whether online or in person, and can pay for the item in installments later.

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Bill Gates' trust fund withdraws investment from Apple and Twitter

Before the billionaire Bill Gates and his wife announced their divorce, the trust fund of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust had made huge changes in investment.

Before the billionaire Bill Gates and his wife announced their divorce, the trust fund of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust had made huge changes in investment.

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