Gaming giant Razer Inc leads consortium for online banking license from Singapore

On Thursday, gaming firm Razer Inc stated, it is leading a consortium of companies that has applied for online banking license in Singapore. Razer’s fintech business will have a 60% stake in the consortium which includes FWD, an insurance firm, and Sheng Siong Holdings, a private vehicle of the Lim brothers behind a Singaporean supermarket…

Turkish electric car project to see investment of $3.7 billion

On Friday, Turkey’s official gazette stated, its new domestic electric car project will receive a fixed investment of $3.7 billion (22 billion lira) over a period of 13 years, and will have an annual production capacity of 175,000 vehicles. Its new domestic electric car project, launched on October 30, will receive state support, including tax…

Japan Display secures funding from investors led by China’s Harvest Group

Japan Display, which depends on Apple Inc for the bulk of its revenues, has secured a funding bailout. The development was not announced earlier. On Friday, in a significant development Japan Display Inc stated, a group of investors led by China’s Harvest Group, an investment firm, had provided $738 million (80 billion yen) in funding…

FB’s cryptocurrency get major backing

Backers include PayPal, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s cryptocurrency has received backing from more than a dozen companies including PayPal Holdings Inc, Visa Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Mastercard Inc. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, each company will invest nearly $10 million…

British satellite operator Inmarsat Plc to go private in $3.4 billion deal

Inmarsat Plc top shareholder Lansdowne Partners and the company’s directors consider the terms of the deal to be “fair and reasonable” and expect shareholders to unanimously vote in favor of it. In a significant development, a private equity-led consortium has agreed to acquire Inmarsat Plc for nearly $3.4 billion in cash. In 2018, the British…

Volkswagen joins Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving consortium

The consortium, of more than 130 partners, is aimed at developing self-driving car technology for the Chinese market. The European Union’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen AG, stated it would join China’s Apollo autonomous driving consortium so as to develop self-driving car technology in the world’s biggest car market. In 2017, Baidu created the Apollo consortium to…

Toshiba achieves milestone: completes sale of NAND business to Bain Capital led consortium

The completion of the sale was way ahead of the expected time frame of end-March. Chinese antitrust authorities extensively reviewed the deal before providing its approval. On Friday, Japan’s Toshiba Corp stated, it had completed the $18 billion sale of its NAND memory chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain…

Wal-Mart led consortium acquires 75% equity stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart

The deal essentially acts as a point of entry for Wal-Mart into India’s highly competitive e-commerce market. Flipkart and Wal-Mart can finally level the playing field against Amazon.com, the world’s biggest online retailer. On Friday, as per a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has agreed to sell an a 75% equity…