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Malaysia’s Country Heights partners with China’s JD.com to bring its omni-channel e-commerce platform to Malaysia

Malaysia-based property developer Country Heights Holdings Bhd said Tuesday it has inked licensing and collaboration with China-based JD.com wholly-owned subsidiary Beijing Wodong…

SGX Catalist-listed Hatten Land signs comprehensive collaboration agreement with Huawei

SGX Catalist-listed Hatten Land Limited announced Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hatten Edge Pte. Ltd. has entered into a Comprehensive collaboration agreement (CCA) with…

Binance withdraws Singapore cryptocurrency bourse application – report

Binance Asia Services Ltd, the Singapore affiliate of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly dropped its application to run a bourse in the city-state,…

Smart Manufacturing: How industry 4.0 is shaping the future of manufacturing in Germany and China [BEYOND Virtual Panel recap]

Germany and China are two of the world’s powerhouses when it comes to manufacturing. They, however, have contrasting renown. They also play crucial roles in leading the way for…

Hong Kong’s WATI raises $8.3M Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital India

WATI, a Hong Kong-based comprehensive WhatsApp customer engagement tool for small businesses, has raised $8.3 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital India. Surge, Base…

Hong Kong logistics startup Pickupp raises $37M Series B funding led by Jardine Matheso

Hong Kong-based logistics startup Pickupp announced Wednesday it has raised another $37 million in Series B funding led by Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson. Existing…

Hong Kong’s WeLab acquires Bank Jasa Jakarta in Indonesia to launch second digital bank in Asia

WeLab, a Hong Kong-based fintech platform, announced Tuesday the acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta (BJJ), a commercial bank in Indonesia, with plans to launch its second digital…

Chinese team wins Gordon Bell Prize for Simulation of Quantum Circuit

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named a 14-member team, drawn from Chinese institutions, recipients of the 2021 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their project, Closing the…

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Singapore’s Temasek to halt investments in Chinese tech firms ‘temporarily’ amid Beijing crackdown – report

Singapore state investor Temasek is temporarily halting new investment in Chinese tech firms, in view of the uncertainties over Beijing’s crackdown on the tech sector, according…

Hong Kong’s XanPool secures $27M funding round led by Valar Ventures to consolidate APAC presence and expand service offerings

XanPool, a Hong Kong-based payments infrastructure builder, has raised $27 million in a Series A financing round led by US-based venture capital fund Valar Ventures, to…