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Ka mate, ka mate! All Blacks in investment firm’s sights

By Hal Williams NEWS OUTLETS are forming a scrum around reports that US tech investment firm Silver Lake intends to acquire a 15 percent stake...
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ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...
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Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
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Beijing slams the brakes on Ma’s ‘record’ Ant Group market debut

THE HONG Kong stock exchange has announced that the market debut by Jack Ma’s tech giant Ant Group has been suspended. The Ant Group listings...
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Jack Ma’s Ant Group goes for the world’s biggest IPO

ANT GROUP, Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s mobile payment and tech firm, hopes to raise more than $34bn in the world’s biggest IPO. That would break...
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Fintech funding key to keeping SMEs strong after end of loans

ONE OF Europe’s largest business lenders says the fintech industry must be strengthened to support SMEs after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at...
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Technology to the rescue in fight to halt spread of virus

BV features a report from the World Bank on water initiatives in Africa to combat the transmission of Covid-19 LIKE many Malawians who live in...
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Job-loss fears as UK’s Arm Holdings is sold to Nvidia

JAPAN’S Softbank is selling the UK’s Arm Holdings, whose technology powers most smartphones, to American chip company Nvidia. The California-headquartered firm, known for its gaming...
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Cybercrime is costing UK companies millions as hackers ramp-up attacks

Studies reveal worrying trends as platforms go out-of-date and cyber attacks increase. HAL WILLIAMS reports. SMALL businesses in the UK are targeted by up to...
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Holdun Family Office finds serenity and growth amid pandemic chaos — and you can...

Holdun’s uncorrelated Alternative Investment Funds provide shelter from the oscillations of the volatile equity market. MICHAEL O’CONNOR reports. THE FIRST half of 2020 has been...