Estonia's Bolt raises 600 mln euros for quick-delivery push
Estonian startup Bolt said on Monday it had raised 600 million euros ($714 million) from investors and would plough the proceeds into quick grocery delivery, upping the ante in a fast-growing but fiercely competitive market.
SoftBank-backed Policybazaar files for $809 mln IPO
SoftBank Group-backed PB Fintech Ltd, the parent of Indian online insurance platform Policybazaar, has filed for an initial public offering of up to 60.18 billion rupees ($809.36 million), draft papers https://www.investmentbank.kotak.com/downloads/pb-fintech-limited-DRHP.pdf filed with the market regulator showed. ($1 = 74.3550 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)
Indonesia's June foreign arrivals fall 10.04% y/y - stats bureau
Foreign visitor arrivals to Indonesia fell 10.04% from a year earlier in June to about 140,900, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic continue to disrupt global travel.
China's bearish PMI, virus cases hit yuan; more policy easing expected
China's yuan extended its decline on Monday after it posted a second month of losses in July, with sentiment dampened by disappointing economic data and investor worries over spreading domestic COVID-19 cases of the Delta variant. Prior to market opening, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the midpoint rate at 6.4660 per dollar, 58 pips weaker than the previous fix of 6.4602. In the spot market, onshore yuan opened at 6.4640 per dollar and was changing
JGB little changed ahead of 10-year auction
Japanese government bonds were narrowly mixed at the start of a new month on Monday, with benchmark 10-year bonds untraded by early afternoon as investors looked to an auction the following day.
QUOTES-Square bags buy now, pay later firm Afterpay for $29 bln
Square Inc on Monday said it has agreed to purchase buy now, pay later (BNPL) pioneer Afterpay Ltd to create a global online payments giant, offering a 30% premium in a share-swap deal that is set to be Australia's biggest-ever buyout.
UPDATE 7-Twitter's Dorsey leads $29 bln buyout of lending pioneer Afterpay
* Afterpay U.S. sales soar in fiscal 2021 (Adds break fee, banks involved)
PRECIOUS-Gold dips as dollar holds ground; U.S. jobs data in focus
* Spot gold may revisit July 23 low of $1,789.98/oz -technicals
AUG 01 2021
Indian shares rise as auto stocks gain on solid July sales data
Indian shares rose on Monday, helped by auto stocks as monthly data showed recovery in July sales after a second wave of COVID-19 cases had dented demand
AUG 01 2021
UPDATE 2-New Zealand housing crisis sparks human rights inquiry
* Ardern defends government's housing record (Adds housing details, human rights commission comment)
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