Zaha Hadid brings her creative touch to Miami skyline

For renowned international architect Zaha Hadid, something in Miami never added up: the architecture didn't match the city. The city lacked residences to back up its diverse, international population and burgeoning reputation for high-end culture, including Art Basel, a large, annual contemporary fair.

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Miami’s billion-dollar art fair becomes platform for selling everything

Miami is readying for the 13th installment of Art Basel Miami Beach, among the world’ most important contemporary art fairs, a five-day extravaganza that has become a magnet for high-end real estate and luxury brands to align themselves with the artistic set to attract the world’s biggest spenders.

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Fireman picks up majority stake in Dunkin' Donuts franchise group in Florida

Local private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners (FCP) picked up a majority stake in a Dunkin' Donuts franchise group in Florida for an undisclosed sum.

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Miami startup Kairos raises $1.2M in Series A funding for facial recognition software

Miami, US-based anti-fraud startup Kairos AR raised $1.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Boca Raton-based investment firm New World Angels for the development of its facial recognition software.

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Big firms pitch to startups in SwitchPitch Miami event

In the SwitchPitch event in Miami, it's not the startups that went to the stage to make the pitch to investors. Rather, it's the big firms that did the pitching, the Miami Herald reported.

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American healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix closes Series A funding

Miami, Florida-based healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A funding round to continue its expansion efforts through acquisition of other related companies.

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David Beckham seeks funding for MLS franchise in Miami

Former LA Galaxy soccer star David Beckham reportedly sought help from Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) in funding his new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to be established in Miami, Florida.

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Malaysia's Genting inks agreement with US partners to build Miami gaming resort

Genting Malaysia Group, which is majority owned by Genting Bhd, has signed an agreement with American groups Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association and Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' Association to build a gaming resort in Miami, Florida.

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Judge rejects Miami's bid to dismiss fraud lawsuit filed by regulator

Miami failed to convince US District Judge Cecilia Altonaga that the lawsuit filed against the city by the US Securities and Exchange Commission should be dismissed, Reuters reported.

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Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Monaco's Formula E team

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested an undisclosed amount in Monaco-based electric car startup Venturi Automobiles and co-founded a new electric racing team which will compete in the Formula E series next September.

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Miami top in US foreclosures

Miami is reported to top US in foreclosures amid private-equity buying and bank property selling.

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