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China’s Tencent raises $6 billion in bond sale; proceeds for general purpose
Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it has raised $6 billion in a bond sale, with proceeds earmarked for refinancing and general corporate purposes. The sale was Asia’s largest this year, Refinitiv data showed, exceeding property developer China Evergrande Group’s $2.8 billion issue in January. Tencent sold $2 billion in fixed and floating rate five-year notes, $500 million in seven-year notes, $3 billion in 10-year notes and $500 million in 30-year notes, it said in a filing to Hong Kong’s stock exchange. The bonds will carry coupons of 3.280 percent, 3.575 percent, 3.975 percent and 4.525 percent on the fixed rate five-year notes, seven-year notes, 10-year notes and 30-year notes, respectively. (Fonte: Reuters)

Intel Capital, 120 milioni di dollari per le startup dell’AI
Sono 14 le imprese tecnologiche innovative (nessuna italiana) che beneficeranno dei 117 milioni di dollari di nuovi investimenti annunciati da Intel Capital, il braccio venture del colosso del silicio californiano, in occasione dell’annuale Global Summit (giunto alla 19esima edizione) tenutosi in questi giorni a Phoenix. L’intelligenza artificiale, in svariate forme, è il denominatore comune per circa un terzo delle startup selezionate per la componente “disruptive” delle rispettive tecnologie in settori come l’assistenza sanitaria, il manufacturing, la progettazione dei chip e le applicazioni software. (Fonte: Il Sole 24 Ore)

MIT cuts collaborations with Chinese tech firms Huawei, Zte
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said on Wednesday it has cut collaborations with Huawei Technologies and Zte Corp over U.S. federal investigations of the Chinese technology companies’ alleged violations of sanctions. “MIT is not accepting new engagements or renewing existing ones with Huawei and ZTE or their respective subsidiaries due to federal investigations regarding violations of sanction restrictions”, Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, said in a statement. (Fonte: Reuters)

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