Danish fintech platform Pleo raises $150M in latest funding round, valued at $1.7 billion

On Tuesday, Pleo, a Danish fintech platform which offers expense management tool and smart company cards, said it had raised $150 million from U.S. investment firms Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital in its latest funding round which valued it around $1.7 billion. The company has more than 17,000 customers across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the…

Nvidia Corp approaches Chinese competition regulators to approve $40 billion deal to acquire UK chip designer Arm

On Tuesday, a report from the Financial Times states, Nvidia Corp has submitted an application to Chinese competition regulators to review a $40 billion acquisition of UK chip designer Arm. “The application was made in recent weeks and sets in motion a period of scrutiny that could take up to 18 months”, said the report…

UK unveils draft Online Safety Bill aimed at imposing sense of responsibility on social media companies

On Wednesday, in a significant development Britain said, it plans on unveil a new law which will fine social media companies up to 10% of their global turnover of 18 million pounds ($25 million), if they fail to remove online abuses such as racist hate crimes; the law will also see senior managers face criminal…

Britain’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill bans Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

In a significant development, the British government is set to pass a bill which will see British telecoms companies facing a fine of up to 10% of their turnover or $133,140 (100,000 pounds) a day fine, if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill…

Global CEOs downsize physical office spaces, accelerate move towards digital workspace: KPMG survey

According to the results of a survey released on Tuesday, companies across the glove are moving their operations online so as to cut expenses related to office space and make recruiting and retaining staff part of their top priorities. The survey by accounting firm KPMG showed, 80% of business leaders had accelerated their digital expansion…

UK to start trials to test effectiveness of convalescent plasma treatment on coronavirus patients

Britain is set to start trials to see whether plasma from coronavirus survivors could help in the recovery of those who have been severely affected with the COVID-19 disease. According to a statement on Saturday from British health department, up to 5,000 severely ill patients with COVID-19 could soon be treated each week with plasma…