Ahead of IPO, Uber signals there’s more to it than ride-hailing

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As it preps for its IPO next year, Lyft has been stressing its gains in ride-hailing. Uber, meanwhile, is trumpeting just about everything else.

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As WeChat challengers emerge, Tencent may pick other battles to fight

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Two hip, young startups are set to become the latest challenge to Tencent Holdings Ltd. just as China’s dominant social-media company struggles with shrinking margins and slowing growth.


There’s more to SoftBank shares sliding than Saudi ties

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Shares of SoftBank Group Corp. were down 13% in the two weeks to last Friday. Nvidia Corp., in which the Japanese technology company’s SoftBank Vision Fund is a major investor, plummeted 12.3% over the same period.


INDONESIA CRUNCH | Go-Pay versus Ovo – Is this where Go-Jek falls behind?

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Grab seems to have caught up in Indonesia with its Ovo partnership. Will this make the payments field difficult for Go-Jek?


India: Will SoftBank kill the Venture Capital star?

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More and more Indian founders and investors are getting used to this new playbook. At the heart of it is SoftBank, and its founder and CEO Masayoshi Son. He is known for taking investment decisions relying on his gut—and his “gut” draws inspiration from Yoda, the Jedi master from Star Wars.


KKR’s Henry Kravis sees SE Asia as winners in US-China trade war

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The longer the dispute with China and the U.S. goes on, you are going to see more opportunities for investment in ASEAN, Kravis said.


Tencent’s reorganisation points to where it sees its future

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While Tencent is cutting the number of business groups to six from seven, the company is actually adding to its structure.


INDONESIA CRUNCH | Is Indonesia selling out to foreigners?

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Fear of foreign influence simmers in Indonesia (understandably so after decades of being colonized) and the pot gets stirred in election season.


Emerging market venture funds are underutilising recycling to boost returns: Dave Richards, Capria

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Recycling capital can benefit both LPs and GPs as long as both parties understand the different trade-offs involved and align interests.


Meituan’s end to car chase is an express ticket to profitability

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In its first earnings announcement since the Sept. 20 listing, the Chinese operator of food-delivery, ride-hailing and bike-rental businesses reported a blowout in its net loss for the first half.