Mahindra in Talks to Raise Up to $1.3 Billion for Accelerating EV Unit’s Expansion

Mahindra to raise funds for EV development

Mahindra in talks to raise $1.3bn for EV unit from global investors, planning to sell shares in its unit valued over $9.1bn in multiple tranches over the next two fiscal years. The move is aimed at accelerating the expansion of its EV capacity as the Indian government targets 30% of total annual car sales to be EVs by 2030.

UBS is buying Credit Suisse for around $3.25 billion to calm the turmoil.

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Banking giant UBS has agreed to buy its ailing rival Credit Suisse in an emergency rescue deal worth $3.25 billion, after Swiss authorities pushed for a takeover to avoid further market-shaking turmoil in the global banking system. The deal comes after Credit Suisse lost the trust of investors and customers due to a “material weakness” in its bookkeeping and amid fears about weaker financial institutions as interest rates soar. UBS’s acquisition will reinforce its position as the world’s leading wealth manager and generate significant cost savings.

How the Closure of Silicon Valley Bank Affects Indian Startups and the Country’s Startup Ecosystem

Silicon Valley Bank

Indian startups may be impacted by the recent closure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which had deposits worth around $1 billion from hundreds of Indian startups. The bank was shut down by California banking regulators on March 10 after depositors withdrew as much as $42 billion on a single day, rendering the bank insolvent. In response to the situation, India’s state minister for technology, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, has suggested that local banks should lend more to startups, rather than depending on the complex cross-border US banking system. Chandrashekhar has passed on his recommendations to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This could help Indian startups transition to the Indian banking system and ensure they have access to funding they need, even in times of crisis. Foreign investors have made bold bets on digital and other tech businesses in India, contributing to the growth of the country’s startup ecosystem.

G20 Summit 2023 New Delhi: Priorities, Agenda, and India’s Presidency under ‘One Earth · One Family · One Future‘

G20 Summit 2023

The G20 is an international forum consisting of 19 countries and the European Union, representing the world’s largest economies. The G20’s primary aim is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth through policy coordination and cooperation. Every year, Read more