Japan’s Asahi Glass leads funding for US-based 3D printing startup AREVO


The round was joined by Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, Leslie Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Australia’s Future Fund leads $40m Series C for US-based Parsable

The round was joined by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Airbus, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and B37 Ventures.

Macquarie Capital seeks to pare stake in Taiwan wind farm

The Australian firm has been reaching out to potential buyers for part of its 50% holding in the Formosa I project in the sea off northwestern Taiwan.

Australia’s ANZ exits Cambodian JV to Japan’s J Trust

The decision to sell its stake in ANZ Royal Bank, a joint venture with Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group, is in line with the Australian banking major’s ongoing strategic review of international operations. 

Kazakhstan’s new financial hub seeks exclusive rights to public offerings

Kazakhstan’s stock market is small and illiquid as local firms have usually relied on bank financing

IFC proposes to extend $50m local currency debt to Sri Lankan lender NDB

With IFC’s loan support of up to $50m, NDB expects to provide access to finance to agriculture related MSMEs in Sri Lanka over the next five years.

People Digest: Orrick appoints new partner; RHB ropes in head for wholesale banking

Jinsong Zhang has been appointed as partner at global law firm Orrick while Omar Siddiq Amin Noer Rashid is the new head of RHB’s wholesale bank. 

Japan’s most valuable startup wants to turn factory robots into skilled craftsmen

What sets Preferred Networks apart from the hundreds of other AI startups is its ties to Japan’s manufacturing might.

Mitsui to buy 50% stake in Taiwanese wind farm developer Yushan

Yushan is a unit of Enterprize Energy, which owns a 40 percent net interest in the Hai Long Offshore Wind development in the Taiwan Strait.

SoftBank Ventures Korea leads $2.1m round in US feminine wellness startup Rael

It has previously raised seed financing from Spigen, an Amazon top 5 seller, BAM Ventures, Strong Ventures, among others.