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Chinese Ride-Sharing Giant Didi Plans Entry Into Europe
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology Co. plans to make its debut in Western Europe, people familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks new growth markets ahead of a long-awaited initial public offering.
Egypt’s Trella Expands Its Trucking Marketplace to Pakistan
Trella’s online marketplace connects shippers with carriers to help them transport goods. The marketplace claims to have brought transparency, affordability, and reliability, for the main stakeholders of the trucking industry.
Hong Kong Logistics Unicorn Lalamove Unveils Foray into The US
Lalamove claims it has to date matched more than 7 million users with a pool of over 700,000 delivery partners in 22 markets around the world.
Taiwan E-Commerce Group PChome Launches Service in Southeast Asia
This alliance will boost the visibility of Taiwanese products, further differentiate our partners in the respective local markets, and create a mutually-benefiting Southeast Asian e-commerce ecology.
Singapore-Based Delivery Firm Foodpanda Launches in Japan
The initial rollout will cover Kobe, Yokohama, and Nagoya from September 17, and Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima from October 1.
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Voodoo’s International Growth Continues with New Offices and Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region
On the heel of the Tencent investment into Voodoo on a disclosed 1.4Bn USD valuation, Voodoo announces the appointment of Julian Corbett to head the APAC region
Indian National Payments Corp to Take UPI, Rupay Global Through New Subsidiary
NIPL has been tasked with exporting NPCI’s indigenously developed offerings and technological acumen to foreign markets.
Chinese Smartphone Maker Realme Enters Kenyan Market
The company, one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in the world whose operations in both high-end and mid-range smartphones began in 2018.
Didi-Backed Estonian Ride-Hailer Bolt Launches in Thailand
“Our experience in Europe and Africa has proven that ride-hailing is not a winner-takes-all market.” Bolt said in a statement.
Gov’t, Microsoft sign MoU to boost innovation in agricultural sector
The Ministry of Agriculture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with Microsoft to accelerate innovation in the agricultural sector to boost food and nutrition security.
ByteDance’s founder Zhang Yiming to focus on global expansion after firm’s management restructure
The startup expects to nearly double its global headcount to 100,000 by the end of 2020.
OnePlus Announces Tech Lab To Make 5G Smartphones In India
The OnePlus R&D lab will be based in Hyderabad.
Chinese ride-hailing platform launches taxi service in Chile's capital
Nearly 5,000 taxis have joined the program, the company said.
Dubai's digital home cleaning app expands into Saudi Arabia
Justmop.com announces start of operations in Jeddah, with plans to expand to Riyadh later this month.
China’s Didi to launch ride-hailing services in Sydney
Didi plans to roll out its Sydney launch with DiDi Express and DiDi Max services first.
SA’s GotBot has plans to expand its AI solutions to UK, Asia in near future
South African artificial intelligence (AI) startup GotBot plans to expand to the United Kingdom (UK) and Southeast Asia in the near future after building a sizeable customer base at home and raising funding.
New $100m Nuwa Capital fund to target MENA, East African startups
Nuwa Capital aims to raise $100m and is already in talks with various startups in the region.
WeChat Pay gets Permission to Operate Mobile Payment Service in Nepal
WeChat Pay, a digital payment platform based in China finally got its approval to operate in Nepal without any hindrances.
Skymind, a UK-based US$800M fund, expanding to grow AI ecosystems of Indonesia, Malaysia
The fund sees strong potential in Malaysia and Southeast Asian to build a thriving AI ecosystem and make the region a global AI hub.
Singapore’s Vertex Holdings taps Japanese investors to widen reach
Vertex was established more than 30 years ago as a unit of Singapore Technologies and later became the venture capital arm of Temasek.
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