Hi there, it’s Robin.
What an exciting week this has been for China’s tech companies and also Southeast Asia’s tech scene!
The unthinkable happened this week.
A week ago, there was building hype over an imminent first CDR listing in the middle kingdom.
However, as quick as the news spread, the dream was all over in an instant when Xiaomi suddenly decided to postpone its CDR listing plans on Tuesday.
As thoughts run wild over what’s next for Xiaomi, the company pushes forth with an updated prospectus to go IPO on the HKEX next week.
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Rumors of Meituan’s next course of actions also started to circulate – on the same day that Xiaomi pushes forth for its IPO.
Alongside this IPO craze, Meituan’s archrival Didi might be facing some financial burden as it starts to retain its drivers’ income.
Other fast-growing Chinese startups have also raised funds from the private markets actively this week.
However, it might not be all that rosy for high growth Chinese startups.
Pinduoduo, a fast-growing e-commerce app, for instance, is caught in disputes with the merchants at the moment.
Moving to the Southeast Asia region, Singapore’s Carousell finally launches its own mobile wallet – CarouPay – a bane for the increasing competition among Southeast Asia’s mobile payment sector.
Bolder plans are also ahead for other startups in the region.
Read on to find out more interesting stories from last week, and feel free to tip us if you have news clue or you just want to talk with us, email us at [email protected] and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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