France Emerged as Booming Tech Landscape, Startups Raised Almost 1 Billion Euros in 2015

French tech startups managed to secure almost 1 billion euros in funding last year, establishing the country’s place in the European tech landscape. Most investments were still made by domestic investors, although there are prominent foreign investors involved in big fundings.

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OJK’s New Regulation on Licensing and Organization of Venture Capital Companies

OJK Issued a new regulation with regards to Venture Capital Companies. The new provision changes the licensing and organization of venture capital companies, and includes sharia law and sharia-based legal entities.

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Apple Plans Yet Another Billion Dollar Bond Sale for Buybacks and Dividends

Apple Inc. offers second largest bond sale this year for its capital return plan. The Company has released its fifth multibillion dollar offering since 2013.

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Schwark Satyavolu Joins Trinity Ventures as General Partner for Fintech

Serial entrepreneur, advisor, and investor Schwark Satyavolu will join Silicon Valley investment firm Trinity Ventures. He will be taking care of fintech, a subject matter in which he has impressive experiences. Trinity Ventures will invest in new deals with its $400 million fund closed in November 2015 with the help and advise from Mr. Satyavolu.

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Venture Firm Qiming Received $648 Million in Venture Capital Fund

One of China’s biggest venture capital firm, Qiming, secured its fifth US dollar venture capital fund in total of $648 million. The fund will help expand the firm’s investments in Chinese top startups in various sectors such as internet, consumer, technology, healthcare, as well as cleantech.

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Global Coffee Prices to be Affected Due to Drought and Extreme Weather in Brazil and Colombia.

Brazil, the world's number one coffee grower and exporter, has been hit by El Nino from last year, affecting the coffee crops and harvests. The weather has affected prices expectations and investors moves, as demand rise and supply declines. Coffee bean prices rise has been seen in Brazil.

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East Africa Islamic Finance Summit 2016 Will Be Held to Discuss Islamic Finance

The summit will provide a platform for foreign investors, African companies, and regulators to meet, discuss relevant issues, and form relationships. East Africa has a strong potential to develop Islamic Finance because of the high demand for its services and products.

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Interest in Twitter enough for full purchase of IPO shares

Twitter IPO volume expected to be fully taken because of increased interest from investors.

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Barclays called reckless by the Financial Conduct Authority

In a finding by the Financial Conduct Authority, Barclays payments to investors post-2008 without proper disclosure was called reckless.

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Telecom Italia Chairman and shareholders contemplating next move for the firm

There are many options available to Telecom Italia, but there are specifics being searched for, according to its Chairman Franco Bernabe.

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Powa Technologies gets USD 76 million from anonymous investor

Powa Technologies receives funding for expansion after PM Cameron endorsed investor infuses money for the firm.

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Sony is a "red-headed stepchild" - Loeb

Famous hedge fund investor criticized Sony's entertainment division as part of his ongoing campaign to create a spin-off.

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Investor interest on Superfish continues to pour out

Superfish continues to attract investors as it raised US $10 million during its fourth round funding.

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REDI under new management as investors buy majority share of Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs sells its majority share in REDI but will retain minority stake in the company.

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Comprehend gets US $8.4 million series A funding

Comprehend secures US $8.4 million to fund expansion projects.

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