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Dreaded ‘down rounds’ shave billions off startup valuations

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Several high-flying startups are being brought down to earth, as a recent carnage in global equity markets and lackluster demand for new listings force companies to raise funds at a substantial discount to their sky-high valuations. Easy money from venture capital dealmaking is fast evaporating in an inflation-induced high interest-rate environment …

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China’s Luckin plans store expansion, remains committed to the US market

Women leave a store of the Chinese coffee house chain Luckin Coffee in Beijing, China, July 8, 2020. Picture taken July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Two years after it was forced to withdraw from the Nasdaq for an accounting fraud, …

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Rocket Cos to buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 bln

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Rocket Cos Inc (RKT.N) said on Monday it would buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 billion in cash, as the Detroit-based company looks to expand its reach in the consumer finance market. Shares of Rocket, a platform that comprises mortgages, tech-driven real estate and financial services businesses, were down …

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Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles slide due to factory line upgrades

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) sold 28,217 Chinese-made vehicles in July, nearly two-thirds less than a month earlier as a scheduled …

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Indonesia says Tesla strikes $5 billion deal to buy nickel products

Tesla cars are seen parked at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 20, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – US carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O) has signed contracts worth about $5 billion to buy materials for their …

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Tata Motors to buy Ford India’s manufacturing plant for $91 million

Tata Motors logos are pictured outside their flagship showroom in Mumbai May 28, 2013. Picture taken May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – Tata Motors Ltd (TAMO.NS) signed an agreement on Sunday to buy Ford Motor’s manufacturing plant in the western state of Gujarat …

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Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate on bots

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Saturday challenged Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal to a public debate …

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India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance, as part of its investigation …

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Musk says Twitter deal should go ahead if it provides proof of real accounts

An image of Elon Musk is seen on smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said that if Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) could provide its method of sampling 100 accounts and …

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Tensions with US spur Chinese buying of chipmaking stocks

Semiconductor chips are seen on a circuit board of a computer in this illustration picture taken February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Chinese chipmakers’ shares jumped by the most in two years this week as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit …

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