A group of startups backed by China money released a string of new models, posing challenge to Tesla. NIO, a startup headquartered in China's Shanghai gained attention by unveiling its self-driving electric concept car NIO Eve at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, held in Austin in Texas. NIO said the Eve would be marketed from 2020.
Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO U.S., said in her interview with Fortune, "The Eve would also be sold in Europe after making first entry into the United States." The NIO Eve features a sliding door and a fully foldable backseat. In the area of self-driving technology, NIO is set to cooperate with Mobileye, Nvidia, and NXP.
NIO rolled out a 1,342-horsepower supercar "EP9" last year. Without a driver in the seat, the EP9 ran the course of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin in 2 minutes and 40.33 seconds, the fastest among all self-driving cars.
Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge Group closed the acquisition of a newly-built office building in Seoul for S$124.3 million ($92.3 million) this week, in what appears to be an opportunistic investment. Ascendas sees long-term potential in the 19,578-square-meter ICON Yeoksam tower, built in&hellip
The Military Mutual Aid Association, the Employment Insurance Fund and an unidentified South Korean institutional investor have committed a total of $110 million to LaSalle Investment Management’s 804 million-pound ($1 billion) debt fund focusing on the UK and western Europe.&hellip
Private equity firm KKR & Co. and the Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) have put two commercial buildings in South Korea up for sale separately, in transactions expected to fetch a combined $1 billion and in what would be KKR’s&hellip