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Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

When it comes to startup investment, carmakers are all over the road. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a massive spike in venture funding by major auto manufacturers. Deal counts are up, more automakers are investing and more big rounds are getting done. However, an analysis of Crunchbase funding …

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IFC injects new investments in Egypt worth $150m: Nasr

Sahar Nasr, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation and the Egyptian governor at the World Bank, announced that the executive board of the international finance corporation (IFC) has agreed to inject new direct investments in the agriculture sector in Egypt worth $150m in the form of partnership investments between …

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Gold investors are getting antsy

STAN CHOE, Associated Press Published 11:30 a.m. CT Sept. 23, 2017 This photo provided by GraniteShares shows Will Rhind, a former executive at the largest exchange-traded fund backed by gold bars, SPDR Gold Shares, and the recent founder of rival ETF. In a world where nearly all investments are rising, …

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Amazon buys 5% equity in Shoppers Stop for Rs179.25 crore

Shopper’s Stop will use the funds to continue its investments in expanding physical and online retail businesses, said managing director Govind Shrikhande. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Mumbai: Departmental store chain Shoppers Stop Ltd has approved a proposal to sell 5% equity in the company for Rs179.25 crore to Amazon NV Holdings …

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Uncommon Knowledge: From investments to gender blindness

Invest in Quebec? Mais non! Even though corporations headquartered in Quebec and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange are subject to the same accounting rules as corporations headquartered elsewhere in Canada, and even though their disclosures are issued in both English and French, and even controlling for cross-listing, provincial tax …

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