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Southeast Asia

Subregion of asia

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Reuters
March 24, 2020
@bsindia
The conflict illustrates how Alibabas business practices have sometimes played poorly abroad
Helen Briggs
March 4, 2020
BBC News
A study has called into question the measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.
ANI
March 4, 2020
@bsindia
The online travel agency Yatra.com has claimed that airfares to Southeast Asia and Italy have dropped by 20-30 percent in the backdrop of coronavirus.The travel agency also said that there is a hike in enquires with respect to domestic destinations including Andaman & Nicobar, Goa, and cities in North-East.Southeast Asia and Italy being one of the most preferred destinations for Indians, we can anticipate a drop of about 20-25 percent in terms of future bookings, though it is too early to predict any drastic impact. They are wary of making fresh bookings to the affected locations and airfares to these destinations have dropped by 20-30 percent, Sabina Chopra, Co-Founder, Yatra.com said in a statement.Travelers are now looking at alternate foreign destinations from India, such as Sri Lanka and Bhutan for summer travel. There is a hike in enquires to domestic destinations such as Andaman & Nicobar, Goa, Ujjain, North-east cities among others, she said.Chopra said that ...
Reuters Editorial
March 4, 2020
IN
Singapore-based private equity firm Quadria Capital has closed its second fund at its maximum fund size of $595 million, it said on Wednesday.
Catherine Shu
March 3, 2020
TechCrunch
iPrice Group, which helps comparison shoppers in Southeast Asia by pulling together prices from different e-commerce platforms, has closed a $10 million Series B. Led by ACA Investments, the round also included participation from Daiwa PI Partners and returning investors Line Ventures, Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund. The company's last funding announcement, from Line's venture [...]
Catherine Shu
February 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Dahmakan, a full-stack food delivery startup based in Malaysia, announced today that it has closed a $18 million Series B. Investors include Rakuten Capital, White Star Capital, JAFCO Asia and GEC-KIP Fund, along with participation from South Korean food delivery app Woowa Brothers, and returning investors Partech Partners and Y Combinator. This brings Dahmakan's total [...]
Catherine Shu
February 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Snapask, an on-demand tutoring app, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. Earmarked for the startup's expansion in Southeast Asia, the round was led by Asia Partners and Intervest. Launched in Hong Kong five years ago, Snapask has now raised a total of $50 million and operates in Hong Kong, [...]
Manish Singh
February 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late stage firms and focused on developing markets, a new report has revealed. According to research firm CB Insights' annual report published this week, fintech startups across the world raised $33.9 billion* in total last year [...]
AFP
February 20, 2020
CTVNews
Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked across Southeast Asia in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade.
Rachel Nuwer
February 19, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia.
Darrell Etherington
February 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint study is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two companies that covers exploration of the potential deployment of air taxi services in [...]
February 11, 2020
WebWire
This season, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers programs for families, kids, teens, and educators in conjunction with exhibitions on view, including Countryside, The Future ; The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting ; and Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction. Information below is subject to change. FOR FAMILIES Second Sunday Family Tours , , Sundays, February 9, March 8, April 12, and May 10, 10:30 am-12 pm , , For families with children ages 5 and up, , Explore the mu...
February 6, 2020
WebWire
Panasonic Corporation unveiled a three-pronged strategy to grow its electronic components and housing materials business in Southeast Asia as the company enters a new fiscal year on April 1, 2020. The strategy, which will be initiated by Panasonic's Life Solutions Company in the new fiscal year, focuses on customers, business partners and society, with the aim to reach 100 billion yen in the region's sales in the fiscal year ending March 2022. Daizo Ito, Senior Vice President and Director...
Danny Crichton
February 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Small business lending is a huge market that has attracted massive attention from VC investors in recent years. Startups like Kabbage have raised more than a billion dollars in venture capital and debt to create lending platforms for businesses, and others in the space like Fundbox for lending and BlueVine for banking are trying to [...]
Liz Lee
January 29, 2020
IN
Li Chunrong was hired by Chinese automaker Geely to revive the fortunes of the Proton brand in Malaysia, and it took him two years to eclipse Japanese giants Honda and Toyota. Now he plans to take the fight across Southeast Asia and beyond.
December 26, 2019
International Business Times UK
The next annual eclipse in June 2020 will be visible to a narrow band from Africa to northern Asia.
Rachel Nuwer
December 20, 2019
Scientific American
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Manish Singh
December 11, 2019
TechCrunch
Carsome, a Malaysia-based marketplace for trading users cars, has closed a new $50 million financing round to fend off its rivals and grow its business in Southeast Asian markets. The new financing round, dubbed Series C, was funded by MUFG Innovation Partners (MUIP), the corporate venture capital arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ [...]
Hannah Beech and Ryn Jirenuwat
December 8, 2019
www.nytimes.com
The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a ban on imports, Thailand is a center of the business.
Catherine Shu
December 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Style Theory, a platform for renting designer apparel in Indonesia and Singapore, announced today it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The startup says this is the first closing of the round. It was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage venture arm of SoftBank Group, with participation from other investors including Alpha [...]
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