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China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags

2 hours ago   |   Chron

FRANKFURT, Germany - Booming sales in China helped propel German luxury carmaker BMW to stronger profits in the first three months of the year even as its home market Germany...
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GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

3 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

GajiGesa , a fintech startup that provides earned wage access and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and...
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Philippine Tycoon Enrique Razon's ICTSI Posts 51% Jump In Q1 Profit

4 hours ago   |   Forbes   |   4 articles

International Container Terminal Services Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in net profit for the first quarter ended March 31 as global trade activities recovered from the...
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Juul inventor's Myst lands funding as institutional investors turn to China's e-cigs

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Over the past several years, institutional investors had largely shied away from China's e-cigarette makers, an industry that was teeming with shoddy workshops and lacked...
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Asia-Pacific Daily Briefing: China's April Trade Bounce

4 hours ago   |   Economy   |   4 articles

Exports rose by 9.5% m/m in April, widening the trade surplus.
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SoftBank leads $15M round for China's industrial robot maker Youibot

9 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

SoftBank has picked its bet in China's flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot , a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios...
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Petition Demanding Cancelation Of Tokyo Olympics Garners 160,000 Signatures In Just Three Days

16 hours ago   |   Forbes

A majority of Japanese believe the Olympics should be canceled or postponed, polls have found.
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SearchUnify Wins a Gold and a Silver Stevies® at 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

SearchUnify Wins a Gold and a Silver Stevies® at 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

18 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--May 6, 2021- SearchUnify, a leading cognitive platform that powers enterprise...
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Stripe made more than $800 million in Europe and Asia before it became the Silicon Valley's most-valuable private company

Stripe made more than $800 million in Europe and Asia before it became the Silicon Valley's most-valuable private company

19 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Stripe's sales in Europe and Asia surged by more than $270 million before the fintech company secured a funding round that made it the most-valuable...
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Singapore Airlines is betting big that Asia will open to Americans by starting flights between the US and Japan this summer

22 hours ago   |   Business Insider

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Thiago B Trevisan/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is resuming flights on the Singapore-Los Angeles via Tokyo, Japan route in...
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10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

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New York City wants to offer tourists free COVID-19 vaccines as it prepares...

New York City wants to offer tourists free COVID-19 vaccines as it prepares for a full reopening this summer

Summary List Placement New York City could start offering coronavirus vaccines to tourists as it prepares to fully reopen for the summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. He said on... Read more ...

Elon Musk says dogecoin might be the future of cryptocurrencies - but tells...

Elon Musk says dogecoin might be the future of cryptocurrencies - but tells fans they should still invest carefully

Summary List Placement Elon Musk has said dogecoin could ironically become the future of cryptocurrencies, which could themselves become the future currencies of earth. Despite... Read more ...

Jack Dorsey's Square reports Q1 bitcoin revenue grew 1,000% to $3.5 billion...

Jack Dorsey's Square reports Q1 bitcoin revenue grew 1,000% to $3.5 billion - and is the 3rd-largest corporate holder of the cryptocurrency

Summary List Placement Square reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on Thursday, powered by surging demand for bitcoin. Quarterly revenue from bitcoin... Read more ...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are casting doubt on McCarthy's prospects for House speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022

Summary List Placement Lost in the Liz Cheney leadership brawl that's consumed House Republicans this week is an even bigger battle that politicos from Washington to Mar-a-Lago... Read more ...

Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

Before entering the world of corporate counsel, Liza Akins was a private practice attorney focused on construction law, primarily in litigation. “I often wished that I had an... Read more ...

Russia's gold & foreign currency reserves break through $590 BILLION

Russia's gold & foreign currency reserves break through $590 BILLION

Russia's foreign exchange holdings soared by $1 billion, or 0.2%, in just one week from April 23, according to the latest data from the central bank. “International reserves... Read more ...

Mental health startup Spill has grown from 0 to 203 clients in just over a...

Mental health startup Spill has grown from 0 to 203 clients in just over a year amid COVID-19 boom

Summary List Placement Mental health startups have seen major growth through the COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of multiple lockdowns impact the population. One such growth... Read more ...

Asian indexes rise after US rally; investors await jobs data

Asian indexes rise after US rally; investors await jobs data

TOKYO - Asian shares rose Friday on optimism about the rally on Wall Street and an economic rebound in the U.S., as investors awaited the release of jobs data. Read more ...

The Latest: Washington Gov criticized for reopening plan

The Latest: Washington Gov criticized for reopening plan

TACOMA, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is receiving criticism from lawmakers in his own party over his shifting economic reopening plan, with a group of Democrats from the... Read more ...