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China’s Centurium Capital raises over $2 billion from GIC, Temasek, others

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than $2 billion in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals involving the world’s second-largest economy. FILE PHOTO: CEO of Luckin Coffee Jenny Qian Zhiya (3rd R), non-executive chairman […]

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Chinese private equity firm Centurium raises over $2 billion in debut fund

FILE PHOTO: CEO of Luckin Coffee Jenny Qian Zhiya (3rd R), non-executive chairman of Luckin Coffee Charles Zhengyao Lu, and David Li, co-founder and CEO of Luckin’s backer Centurium Capital celebrate the first trade of the company’s stock during the IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File […]

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France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

PARIS (Reuters) – France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C. Some artifacts amongst the 445 artifacts from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC which were seized by French customs between 2006 and […]

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UBS looks to Sumitomo Mitsui tie-up to crack Japanese wealth

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) – UBS signed a joint venture deal with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust on Friday, aiming to crack a Japanese wealth management market where it has struggled to grow over the last 15 years. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The deal, […]

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WTA ‘extremely disappointed’ by French Open semi scheduling

PARIS (Reuters) – Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon has criticized French Open organizers for scheduling both of the women’s semi-finals away from center court. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 26, 2019 General view of Court Simonne-Mathieu during the first round match between Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Taylor Townsend […]

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Australia’s women soccer players to get same base pay as men

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s professional women soccer players will be given the same base pay as men in a one-year extension to a collective bargaining agreement. Soccer Football – Japan v Australia – Tournament of Nations Soccer 2017 – Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California – July 30, 2017. Australia’s Sam Kerr (20) is congratulated by […]

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Soccer: Australia’s World Cup preparations soured by injuries

(Reuters) – Australia’s preparations for the women’s World Cup have been hit by a tournament-ending foot injury to central defender Laura Alleway and a hamstring strain to teenage striker Mary Fowler. 2016 Rio Olympics – Soccer – Quarterfinal – Women’s Football Tournament Quarterfinal – Mineirao – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – 12/08/2016. Beatriz (BRA) (L) of […]

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UBS, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust to establish joint venture for wealth management

ZURICH/TOKYO (Reuters) – Swiss lender UBS will sign a deal with Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust for a wealth management tie-up in Japan, with the two aiming to establish a new company by 2021, the Japanese bank said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at the company’s headquarters in Zurich February 10, […]

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Bradley earns first-round lead with 63 at Canadian Open

(Reuters) – Brooks Koepka endured a frustrating day on the greens, shooting an even-par 70 that left him seven strokes behind first-round leader Keegan Bradley at the Canadian Open in Ontario on Thursday. Jun 6, 2019; Hamilton, Ontario, CAN; Caddie Ricky Elliott and Brooks Koepka on the first hole tee box during the first round […]

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