Indonesian VC fund raises US$75 million from investors including Temasek

JAKARTA: Jakarta-based venture capital firm East Ventures said on Wednesday (Aug 21) it raised US$75 million for its sixth fund, backed by prominent Asian businessmen, to invest in early-stage startups in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The list of investors included Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, family offices of Alibaba Group’s co-founder Eddie Wu, Chief Executive Officer of […]

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Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

The Danish government expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a news briefing she was “disappointed and surprised” at the cancellation. But she added the close relations between the two allies would […]

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Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum similar to plan PC government scrapped

The Ontario government’s revised sex-education curriculum for elementary schools includes instruction on health, cyber safety and consent, and requires school boards to allow parents to exempt children from teachings on human development and sexual health. The new curriculum, released Wednesday, will replace a controversial teaching plan brought in after the Progressive Conservatives took power last year. It incorporates […]

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