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Funds pounce on Chinese tech selloff

Friday’s attack by President Donald Trump on WeChat may have pushed many investors to offload Asia’s technology shares. But for some, the selloff has presented a good buying opportunity.

China Focus

Tencent loses US$34.6 billion as WeChat ban rocks China stocks, Yuan

The Trump administration’s move to ban US residents from doing business with Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing US$34.6 billion ($47.3 billion) from the Int

China Focus

Coercion impact on China investment

(July 17): The UK has caved in to demands from the US to ban Huawei. The US has removed Hong Kong’s special status and imposed sanctions on Chinese companies and legislators.

Deals, JVs and alliances

Synagie inks deal with China's Weimob to help Southeast Asian SMEs penetrate China's e-commerce market

SINGAPORE (June 10): Synagie Corporation, the e-commerce enabler, announced that it has signed an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weimob to offer its integrated cross-border e-commerce

Tencent-backed Sea to raise US$1.35 bil in US share sale

(Mar 6): Sea, operator of Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming platform, has raised US$1.35 billion ($1.83 billion) after increasing the size of a follow-on stock offering.

Disruption and Digitalisation

Super Apps, Asia's new innovation, to change cities, economies

SINGAPORE (Nov 7): The ability to communicate, shop online, order rides, read books, play games, get food delivery and pay for anything within a single, unified smartphone app is Asia’s defining in

Fintech

You can now WhatsApp, WeChat your DBS relationship managers

(Sept 11): DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, unveiled a service that will allow wealthy clients to interact with their relationship managers on WeChat and WhatsApp.

Global Markets

Technology is modernising China’s Lunar New Year holiday

BANGKOK (Feb 15): In many ways, China’s Lunar New Year holiday is America’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day all rolled into one.

Tech

How Tencent became an internet giant

SINGAPORE (Jan 15): For years, Chinese internet companies such as Tencent Holdings, Alibaba Group Holding and Baidu have had an unfair advantage over their Western

Tencent buys 4.95% stake in China's leading investment bank for $493 mil

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Tencent Holdings is coming for your dollars.

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