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Blackstone Invests In New Hedge Fund Apah Capital, Sources Say

BOSTON (Reuters) - Blackstone Group, the world’s largest hedge fund investor, is committing $150 million in start-up capital to a hedge fund run by a former senior executive at Lone Star Funds, two sources familiar with the matter said. Anand Balakrishna Madduri is launching ApaH Capital Management with roughly $200 million in assets, including the capital from Blackstone, one of the people said. Hong Kong-based ApaH will concentrate on public and private market investments across Asia, including in Australia, China, India and Japan.
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Can China Keep Investment Strategy On Track As Ethiopian Railways Hit Buffers? | South China Morning Post

If there is an African country that has sought to emulate the Chinese development model, it is Ethiopia. In the capital Addis Ababa, evidence of Chinese money and influence is everywhere: roads, skyscrapers, airports and an electrified railway.But Ethiopia is facing challenges in servicing loans it took on to build rail links and other infrastructure projects. The coronavirus pandemic and deadly Tigray war have compounded this, pushing the country into high risk of debt distress and raising...
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Singapore Emerges As Asia's Digital Securities Trading Hub - Nikkei Asia

SINGAPORE -- While Tesla's $1.5 billion investment in bitcoin has added to recent excitement over cryptocurrencies, the blockchain technology that underlies their use is creating another opportunity in capital markets -- which Singapore is doing its best to capture. The city-state, one of Asia's bigger financial centers, is emerging as a trading hub for digital securities, or security tokens backed by financial assets. Exchanges to trade these innovative securities are being set up by both local and external players, which hope to attract issuers and investors to their platforms.
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Queen Stresses Importance Of 'friendship And Unity' For Commonwealth Day Message | Daily Mail Online

The Queen praised the 'selfless dedication to duty' seen across the Commonwealth, particularly on the front line. : The Queen has stressed the importance of staying in touch with family and friends during 'testing times' in a joint message for Commonwealth Day with other senior royals - broadcast on television just hours ahead of the Sussexes' Oprah interview. The Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined forces to appear in the special BBC One programme on Sunday to mark Commonwealth Day, as the bitter fallout from Megxit continued.
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No Excuse For Gender Inequality, Sexism On Iwd 2021, Say Corporate Leaders - Abc News

Women across corporate Australia want to see an end to lame excuses like, "There's no point promoting you. You're just going to run off and get pregnant".
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Why Smash Ventures Bet Part Of Its $75M Fund On Epic Games

Smash Ventures has invested part of its $75 million fund in Epic Games, Byju's, DraftKings, Nobull, and Manscaped. : Two years after it put some money into Epic Games in 2018, Smash Ventures finally came out of hiding with its $75 million fund for media, entertainment, and games. Smash Ventures was founded by Eric Garland and Evan Richter. Garland formerly led venture investments for Disney, after he sold his startup BigChampagne to Live Nation in 2011. Richter was a former part of Disney's corporate strategy and business development team, and he was also an investor at Insight Partners.
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Investment Exec Prods Companies On Gender And Racial Equity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pension and social investment funds have been stepping up efforts to influence public companies' conduct by getting their proposals onto annual shareholder ballots. This spring's proxy season will likely see more such action. Natasha Lamb is a managing partner of Arjuna Capital, an investment firm focused on social impact investing, which manages $300 million in assets. The Associated Press spoke recently with Lamb. Q: Last year was a tumultuous one: The health and economic crises of the pandemic, political strife and the reckoning over racial inequality. What will be Arjuna Capital's focus in the coming proxy season?
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Investment Exec Prods Companies On Gender And Racial Equity

Pension and social investment funds have been stepping up efforts to influence public companies' conduct by getting their proposals onto annual shareholder ballots.
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Allianz Real Estate Buying Tokyo Apartments For $89.5M

The world's largest institutional investors continue to bet on Japanese rental apartments for their resilient returns, with Allianz Real Estate announcing on Friday that it had entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of Tokyo assets for EUR75 million... Read More>> The post Allianz Real Estate Ups Japanese Holdings With $89.5M Tokyo Apartment Buy appeared first on Mingtiandi.
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Whales Holding Over 1,000 Bitcoin Could Fuel Another Rally, Data Suggests

What Happened: These Bitcoin whales each hold over 1,000 Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and have the power to influence the digital asset's next rally. According to data from on-chain analytics platform Santiment, the last time these whales held over 43% of the coin's supply was on Feb. 8, which coincided with Bitcoin's 54-week high. These holders were believed to have fuelled the asset's rally to its all-time high of $58,354 on Feb. 22. Why It Matters: According to analysts from Santiment, whales bought up supply 12 days before Bitcoin's rally to its all-time high.
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