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Unused Oil Rigs Docked In Cromarty Of Firth As Oil Slump Continues

Investment in oil, gas projects shrinking

Investment inflows into oil and gas projects are dropping significantly. The investments in oil projects in 2016 is forecast to fall below £1 billion from the five-year annual average of £8 billion.

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Oracle Reports Quarterly Earnings

Oracle Acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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Tesla Update v7.0 Enables Self-driving Test In China

Elon Musk, Tesla Finally Own Tesla.com Domain

Domain name Tesla.com is finally owned by Elon Musk's Tesla. All web traffic from the new website will now be redirected to the company's official page, TeslaMotors.com.

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JAPAN-STOCKS

Asian stocks rebound ahead of G20 FinMin meeting

Asian stocks rebounded on Monday ahead of G20 Finance Ministers meeting, which is scheduled on this weekend. Investors are positively looking to reassurances about global economy growth.

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Profile Of Chairperson Of Piramal Group Ajay Piramal

India's Ajay Piramal sees value in VC investing

Indian businessman Ajay Piramal has entered into venture capital (VC) space by establishing a new VC funding entity 'Montane Ventures.' The new VC fund focuses on early-stage funding requirements. Piramal has infused $50 million into Montane Ventures will mobiles $150 million additionally from external resources.

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SalesForce.com CEO Marc Benioff Rings NYSE Closing Bell During DreamForce 2011

Salesforce acquires technology startup PredictionIO

Salesforce has been on acquisition spree and latest PredictionIO is the 36th acquisition for it. Salesforce will further enhance technology applications range in machine learning and big data analytics.

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US-IT-SECTOR-TREND-STARTUPS

Silicon Valley's F50 rolls out syndication platform

Silicon Valley-based private co-investment platform F50 has the launched beta version of co-investment Syndication Platform. F50 facilitates both the online and offline transactions for investors and startups. It doesn't charge a transaction fee to founders.

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U.S. Stocks Track Chinese Rebound as Oil Slips Amid Output Deal

Broadridge picks stake in AMA Partners

NYSE-listed Broadridge Financial Solutions has invested in AMA Partners, BV (AMA). By taking minority stake in AMA Partners, Broadridge will expand its corporate governance solution in Europe.

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Free Health Care Clinic Offers Services To The Uninsured

Online Eye Tests Startup Opternative Received $6 Million in Series A, Aims to Expand and Improve Serivces

A startup offering online eye tests received a $6 million funding in a Series A round to help expand the coverage of its service as well as acquiring more advanced technologies. The company claims that their services are clinically proven and accurate, in addition to being more convenient and affordable.

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Currency

BDC Capital rolls out C$150-mln IT Venture Fund II

BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.

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Nursing Home Residents

Kaiser Permanente Ventures Awards Hometeam With Investment of $5 Million

Kaiser Permanente Ventures offers equity investments to innovative healthcare companies. Hometeam offers elderly cares with digital touches in the metropolitan cities of New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Recently Kaiser has invested $5 million in Hometeam’s business through which it will expand business to other cities across the US.

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Indian Economy, Finance And Business

Indian Rupee nears record low as stocks rebound

Indian Rupee further fell in a narrow range and was nearing its record low. On the other hand, stocks on the Indian bourses staged a recovery. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.8 percent paring intraday loss of 1.2 percent. Overseas investors continued to offload in the Indian stock markets.

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Apple Reports Quarterly Earnings

Apple to Increase Investments in India to Pick Up Slow Sales in China

Apple Inc is planning to increase investment in India. The company recently indicated that it is eyeing the second largest market in the world for long-term investment opportunities.

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Ratings Agencies in New York

US investment-grade maturities rise

The volume of maturities of US investment-grade companies during 2016 and 2020 will be $864 billion. This is record high for the US investment-grade companies. However, they can easily access financial markets for refinancing their debt, observes global rating agency Moody's Investors Service.

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Warren Buffett Joins Hillary Clinton At Campaign Event In Omaha

Berkshire to increase holdings in Kinder Morgan

Berkshire Hathaway made a significant investment in the energy firm Kinder Morgan during the final three-month period of 2015. This investment activity highlights Berkshire's increasing bet on the oil sector.

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