Alibaba’s next-gen businesses burn cash but see slowing growth

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For the second straight quarter, Alibaba’s digital and media entertainment, and innovation initiatives grew at a slower pace than core commerce.

DBS embracing technology can become Singapore’s Ant Financial

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DBS now has the world’s largest API platform for banking.


India’s capital boost for banks to help clear loans: Kotak Investment Advisors’ head

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The government’s pledge of capital for beleaguered state banks could make it easier for distressed funds to buy loans.


Even after high-profile cases, harassment talks in boardrooms still a taboo

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Reasons cited included that the topic “just hasn’t come up,” “board members are men,” and it wouldn’t be “well-received.”


Tencent’s Pony Ma is Asian tech spaces’ new Warren Buffett

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Move over, Masayoshi Son. Pony Ma of Tencent Holdings Ltd. is emerging as the true Warren Buffett of Asia’s tech scene.


Noble has squandered the most precious commodity of all

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As Noble Group Ltd. sells once-core businesses to stave off creditors, it’s been running down stocks of grain, gas, power, oil and petroleum products. There’s one crucial commodity, though, that ran out long ago: trust. The trader has often been dinged for lack of transparency, and Monday’s announcement of the sale… Read more »


SoftBank is the Berkshire Hathaway of technology, Bernstein says

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“We like to think of SoftBank as a tech-focused Berkshire Hathaway,” a Bernstein note says.


Latest funding makes Meituan the world’s fourth-most valuable startup

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Four of the top five unicorns are Chinese, trailing Uber that still holds the crown at $68 billion.


Singapore’s Sea, dubbed as the Tencent of SE Asia, isn’t really like Tencent at all

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Sea was founded by Forrest Li as an online gaming company in 2009 and originally named Garena.


PE and sovereign wealth funds help call timeout in India’s brutal telecom wars

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A consortium including KKR, CPPIB, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Singapore’s GIC is planning an $11 billion buyout of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and its 42% affiliate Indus Towers.