Indian digital payments giant Paytm valued at $16 billion in latest funding round

On Monday, Paytm, an Indian digital payments company stated it has raised fresh funds totaling to $1 billion from a group of investors which includes existing backers such as SoftBank’s Vision Fund and China’s Ant Financial Services. The funding round saw Paytm being valued at $16 billion. A fresh investment in Paytm by Japan’s SoftBank’s…

India’s Ola expands its ride hailing services into New Zealand

Ola is steadily expanding its footprint in overseas markets. Earlier this year, it had forayed into the UK and the Australian ride-hailing markets. On Tuesday, Indian ride-hailing platform Ola said it plans on expanding its operations to New Zealand. The move underscores its latest push overseas as it ups its rivalry with its peer, Uber…