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After two years of rejection, Yuan finally made it to the US and is now the major shareholder of video conference services firm Zoom Video Communications, which raised $751 million (€668 million) in an initial public offering this week

After hearing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates give a speech about the internet three decades ago, Eric Yuan decided he wanted to become part of the Si(...)

Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion (€890 million) from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much(...)

It’s often joked that IPO stands for ‘It’s probably overpriced’ and Lyft’s valuation always looked challenging. Photograph: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty

Banking giants JP Morgan and Wells Fargo kicked off earnings season in the US on Friday. It will be weeks before an obvious pattern emerges, but it’s (...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:  scriptwriters were ordered to glorify the military, to attack the Muslim Brotherhood and to promote conservative family values. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty

In his desire to wield sweeping power, president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has suppressed politics, cowed the media and jailed legions of opponent(...)

Stripe founders John and Patrick Collison. The company was earlier this year valued  at  €19.9 billion

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Patrick and John Collison, intends to create hundreds of additional engineering jobs in Dublin after se(...)

A New York Stock Exchange trader works while wearing Levis Strauss clothing during the company’s initial public offering on Thursday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg.

Uber Technologies and Pinterest, two of the highest-profile companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the (...)

Jeans maker Levi Strauss wants to be known for more than just denim. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Jeans maker Levi Strauss rose as much as 35 per cent in its return as a public company, in the biggest test so far this year of a slow-to-warm-up mark(...)

Lyft is expected to go public with a $23bn valuation despite having never made a profit. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Perhaps we need another dotcom bubble and subsequent burst. How else will investors learn that overvalued tech companies probably aren’t a great, or e(...)

A car dealership in Tianjin, China. Global demand for cars is starting to stall, according to Deloitte, with  recent forecasts showing annual growth limited to between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent. File photograph: Yilei Sun/Reuters

While the first reaction to Honda’s announcement of its UK plant closure was to blame the infernal machinations of Brexit, there may be a larger, more(...)

A Jump Bike in Los Angeles. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Dublin City Council rejected proposals by US taxi-hailing company Uber to roll out an electronic bike-sharing service in the city amid concerns over s(...)

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