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ByteDance has posted at least 12 job listings related to semiconductors, including hardware and software engineers in Shanghai and Beijing (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg)

Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:ByteDance has posted at least 12 job listings related to semiconductors, including hardware and software engineers in Shanghai and Beijing  —  The standout Chinese startup ByteDance Ltd. has begun hiring employees for a possible push into semiconductors, exploring an expansion well beyond …


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African payments company Flutterwave says it is partnering with PayPal, which is mostly unavailable in Africa, to let local merchants accept and make payments (Tage Kene-Okafor/TechCrunch)

Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:African payments company Flutterwave says it is partnering with PayPal, which is mostly unavailable in Africa, to let local merchants accept and make payments  —  It is nearly impossible for businesses in some African countries to receive money from PayPal.


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iOS 14.5 beta code suggests Apple is working on a method for delivering standalone iOS security updates (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:iOS 14.5 beta code suggests Apple is working on a method for delivering standalone iOS security updates  —  Among all the new features introduced with iOS 14.5, which had its fourth beta released today to developers, there are also some changes hidden in the operating system’s internal codes.


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Sources: some Ant Group investors have valued the company at $200B+ after its IPO was halted by China, far below its expected $315B IPO valuation (Reuters)

Reuters:Sources: some Ant Group investors have valued the company at $200B+ after its IPO was halted by China, far below its expected $315B IPO valuation  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) – Some of Ant Group’s global investors have valued the Chinese fintech firm at over $200 billion based on its 2020 performance …


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A Wind Farm in Coal Country

Wind energy has become a popular target for Republican leaders and pundits. So why are some local conservative lawmakers embracing wind farms?


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Indonesian NBFI Chandra Sakti makes comeback

Indonesian non-bank financial institution Chandra Sakti Utama Leasing has launched a $75m loan into general syndication, with bankers expecting the firm’s modest rise in non-performing loans versus peers to hold it in good stead.


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Bonds won’t solve China’s climate change problem

International investors are set to get their first chance to buy a carbon neutrality bond from China, with China Development Bank gearing up for a deal this week. This is encouraging, and shows the country is serious about using capital markets to propel its carbon goals. But the government’s credibility will remain in doubt unless…
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Alibaba-backed Smart Share pre-markets $300m US IPO

Smart Share Global is drumming up interest in its Nasdaq IPO, which is expected to hit the market in late March, according to a source close to the trade.


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