Investment becomes Tencent's main profit driver in 2021
Investment accounted for the bulk of Tencent Holdings' annual profit for the first time in 2021 as the Chinese technology giant saw earnings from its core business contract in the second half of the year.
The company posted CNY 560.1bn (USD 87.9bn) in revenue and CNY 227.8bn in net profit, year-on-year gains of 16% and 42%, respectively. However, nearly two-thirds of the profit - or CNY 149.5bn - was attributed...
Co-Stone leads $43m round for China biosynthesis player
Co-Stone Capital Management has led a CNY 300m (USD 43m) Series B round for Readline, a Shenzhen-based company that specialises in synthetic biology.
Australia’s Heal Partners closes debut fund on $137m
Australia’s Heal Partners, a health, education, and lifestyle-focused venture capital firm, has closed its first fund on AUD 200m (USD 137m). The target was AUD 100m.
US regulator gets access to Chinese audits
The threat of delisting that has haunted Chinese companies that trade on US exchanges appears to have receded after the US regulators announced they had gained full access to the audits of these companies for the first time.