Xiaomi to set up consumer finance firm in Chongqing – TechNode

Xiaomi to set up consumer finance firm in Chongqing – TechNode

2 min read Xiaomi’s Beijing headquarters. (Image credit: TechNode/Coco Gao) Chinese regulators have given smartphone maker Xiaomi the green light to set up a consumer finance company in Chongqing, a municipality in the southwest of the country, according to an announcement on Friday. Why it matters: Xiaomi’s consumer finance unit is becoming increasingly important as […]

Oxford Sciences Innovation parts ways with chief executive – Financial Times

Oxford Sciences Innovation parts ways with chief executive – Financial Times

Oxford university’s commercial spin-off arm has parted company with its chief executive, Charles Conn, just months after he joined the £600m investment business. Oxford Sciences Innovation, the largest fund of its kind, counts some of the world’s biggest investors among its backers, including Google Ventures, Temasek, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, Tencent, the Chinese tech […]

Mideast’s Biggest Lender Focuses on Southeast Asia to Expand – Yahoo Finance

Mideast’s Biggest Lender Focuses on Southeast Asia to Expand – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) — Qatar National Bank is putting Southeast Asia as the focus of its expansion, the chief executive officer of the Middle East’s biggest lender said. “Our focus really was the Middle East and then we expanded to Southeast Asia where we’re now focusing,” Abdulla Al-Khalifa said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. “If we […]

UK finance chief: some businesses may hurt after Brexit – The National

UK finance chief: some businesses may hurt after Brexit – The National

The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of January 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s finance chief has admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain’s regulations will not […]

BlackRock's Fink is Wall Street CEO who looks beyond finance – Yahoo News

BlackRock's Fink is Wall Street CEO who looks beyond finance – Yahoo News

New York (AFP) – Less familiar to the general public than Warren Buffett, BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink has become one of the true titans of American finance. The firm, which manages portfolios for individuals, businesses and retirement plans, has found itself a target during the contentious debate over reforming the French retirement system. That […]

BlackRock's Fink is Wall Street CEO who looks beyond finance – RTL Today

BlackRock's Fink is Wall Street CEO who looks beyond finance – RTL Today

Less familiar to the general public than Warren Buffett, BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink has become one of the true titans of American finance. The firm, which manages portfolios for individuals, businesses and retirement plans, has found itself a target during the contentious debate over reforming the French retirement system. That debate comes as Fink, […]

Republican congressional candidates differ on I-10 financing during debate – AL.com

Republican congressional candidates differ on I-10 financing during debate – AL.com

Republican candidates running for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District seat expressed differing philosophies Saturday over how the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project should be paid for moving forward. The project, while declared “dead” by Gov. Kay Ivey in August, could be seeing a new life after an alternative freeway has surfaced. Also, renewed […]

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