Thursday , December 13 2018

International News

SoftBank Vision Fund, Alibaba lead $1.1bn Tokopedia round

Bloomberg SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. led a $1.1 billion investment in PT Tokopedia, a financing round that will help Indonesia’s biggest online marketplace venture beyond e-commerce into new areas such as air tickets and insurance. The company was valued at more than $7 billion after the ...

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Trouble for Huawei spells opportunity for Samsung over 5G

Bloomberg Growing security concerns surrounding Huawei Technologies Co. may help Samsung Electronics Co. challenge the Chinese behemoth in the market for fifth-generation wireless communications, an executive at the South Korean giant said. While Samsung remains the world’s biggest smartphone and semiconductor maker, Huawei dominates networking by a large margin. But ...

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Korea’s minimum wage hikes loom over hurdle to jobs

Bloomberg President Moon Jae-in’s income-led growth campaign will harm South Korea’s economy next year by weakening job creation, according to a majority of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. More than three-quarters of the 30 experts polled forecast employment growth will slow as the government pushes ahead with an 11 percent hike ...

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Google CEO rebuts bias, data tracking claims

Bloomberg Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai kicked off his first appearance before Congress refuting claims of bias, explaining the company’s privacy approach and stressing its American roots. As the hearing began, the heads of both political parties led with questions about Google’s data collection. Republican Bob Goodlatte asked how ...

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