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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of whom may not be covered by the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). (Sifted) The CBILS will provide financial support to small and medium-sized business firms (SMBs) during the pandemic. However, a large number of startups may not qualify as they have not yet reached the stage of profitability. A large number of prominent tech personalities vouched for the campaign.

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Ant Financial to Develop Blockchain Based Agro-Monitoring Product With Bayer
September 30, 2019

Ant Financial and Bayer Crop have signed an LOI to develop a blockchain-powered platform to monitor agricultural production jointly. The new system will boost efficiencies in agricultural production. It will…

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Interactive Investor Releases Ethical Buy List
September 30, 2019

The Ethical Buy List has arrived amongst a flurry of new ESG products sweeping the market.

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Invesco Report: Sovereign Funds Adopting ESG Standards Quickly
September 30, 2019

Sovereign investors are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. A new study by Invesco shows that two-thirds of sovereign funds are considering these socially conscious investments.

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Artificial Intelligence May Provide Advance Warning of a Heart Attack
September 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks may soon be a reality, according to research at the University of Oxford.

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More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency
September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

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U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

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CI Liquid Alternatives Get Warm Reception from Investors and Advisors
September 30, 2019

In the space of a mere ten months, assets at CI Investments’ liquid alternative funds have exceeded $1 billion. Strategies that were earlier the domain of sophisticated hedge funds are…

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Green’s Push Canadian Robot Tax to Combat AI
September 30, 2019

A Canadian robot tax could be the first of its kind. The Green Party of Canada has pitched a robot tax to address the growing threat of technologies like artificial…

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D. E. Shaw Targets Emerson Electric
September 30, 2019

Emerson Electric, the industrial conglomerate and Fortune 500 company, is in the cross-hairs of hedge fund D.E. Shaw.

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Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Wants To Bring AI to India’s Masses
September 27, 2019

Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka believes India can become the Artificial Intelligence (AI) capital of the world. AI could be a massive disruptor in India over the next 20-25 years, says…

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