Indonesian blockbuster IPO to set tone for Southeast Asia tech sector

The first listing of a multibillion-dollar Southeast Asian tech company in Indonesia on Friday will set the benchmark for IPO hopefuls in a region where global investors are chasing fast growing e-commerce markets. PT Bukalapak.com Tbk, a 11-year-old e-commerce company backed by Ant Group, Singapore sovereign fund GIC and local media and tech conglomerate Emtek, makes its market debut after raising $1.5 billion in Indonesia’s biggest ever initial public offering (IPO). The first listing of a venture-backed company in a country crowded with founder-led startups, has fuelled a frenzy among institutional and retail investors scrambling to get a piece of the IPO in a market that has seen few large flotations.

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Nova Vision Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Initial Public Offering

SINGAPORE, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Nova Vision Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NOVVU, the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 5,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) and trade under the ticker symbol “NOVVU” beginning August 6, 2021. Each unit consists of one ordinary share, one warrant to purchase one-half (1/2) of one share at $11.50 per whole share, and one rig

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S.C. Rep. Norman tests positive for COVID in breakthrough case

Republican Rep. Ralph Norman confirmed Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the second member of South Carolina’s delegation to contract a breakthrough case.Why it matters: Norman is one of a number of GOP lawmakers who refused to wear a face mask on the House floor in May and were subsequently fined. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeNorman and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.

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Does Kemba Walker give Knicks better odds of winning playoff series? | What Are The Odds?

Sal Licata and John Jastremski like the moves the Knicks made in the offseason and believe they will play hard and compete but both agree that the team didn’t add enough star power to win a playoff series let alone the Eastern Conference. Watch more Mets Post Game Live: https://sny.tv/shows/mets-post-game About Mets Post Game Live: Analyst Gary Apple and others review highlights from the previous New York Mets game, as well as giving extended commentary and in-depth insight to the team’s overall performance. About SNY: SNY is an award winning, multiplatform regional sports network serving millions across the country through unparalleled coverage of all things New York sports. SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams through nightly sports and entertainment programs. SNY.tv is the “go-to” digital communal home for New York sports fans to get succinct, easy-to-read updates, video highlights and features, recaps, news, opinion, rumors, insight and fan reaction on their favorite New York sports teams. Check out more from SNY at https://sny.tv ​ Subscribe to SNY on YouTube: https://on.sny.tv/S5RYeWN Like SNY on Facebook: https://on.sny.tv/rBYAHLi​ Follow SNY on Twitter: https://on.sny.tv/nOn1uq1 ​ Follow SNY on Instagram: https://on.sny.tv/lEArPVp

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Google and Apple are among the companies reconsidering plans to reopen

As the contagious Delta variant continues to reach across the United States, more and more companies are delaying plans to reopen offices.By the numbers: A recent survey of 1,000 HR professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management and Lucid found that half of U.S. organizations are worried about Delta. Some corporate players have started mandating vaccines for employees in an attempt to combat the variant.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets.

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Brazil forest fire season underway and raising concern

The season of Brazilian forest fires has begun, and early data plus severe drought is sparking concern that nationwide destruction in 2021 will stay at the high levels recorded in the past two years, despite efforts to tamp down the blazes. Brazil is home to the world’s largest rainforest and tropical wetlands — the Amazon and Pantanal — which saw dramatic fires in 2019 and 2020, respectively, that caused the greatest annual forest loss since 2015. This year, it’s the Cerrado savanna stretching across Brazil’s center-west region that is suffering more than usual.

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Florida to spend training camp in hotel to combat COVID-19

Florida will spend at least part of its training camp in a hotel as coach Dan Mullen searches for ways to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak within the program. The Gators begin three weeks of fall practice Friday, with Mullen understanding much more about the coronavirus than he did a year ago or even a month ago. “We’re going to have some protocols that we put in place,” Mullen said Thursday.

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At river where Tigrayan bodies floated, fears of 'many more'

From time to time, a body floating down the river separating Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region from Sudan was a silent reminder of a war conducted in the shadows. The Sudanese fishermen who spotted them, and the refugees from Tigray who helped pull them to shore, found many corpses’ hands bound. “They are from Tigray,” said Garey Youhanis, a Tigrayan who helped bury several bodies found on Sunday.

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Mets vs Marlins Highlights: Mets collapse in 8th as offense sputters in 4-2 loss

Jonathan Villar knocked in a clutch RBI to help the Mets tie the game at one. However, a missed strike three call ended up leading to a 3-run 8th inning for the Marlins and despite a Brandon Drury infield single with bases loaded in the 9th to make it 4-2, it proved to be too much for the Mets to overcome.

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Apple debut plan to detect images of child sexual abuse

Apple announced new iPhone features Thursday that it said would enable the detection and reporting of illegal images of child sexual abuse while preserving users’ privacy.Driving the news: One new system will use cryptographic hashes to identify illegal images that users are uploading to Apple’s iCloud without Apple directly snooping in users’ troves of photos, which can be encrypted.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeIf Apple’s sy

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