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Operating Solar Energy Park for Sale in Romania

This fully-operational and licensed/accredited solar energy park fin Romania has a capacity of 4.89MWp. It is offered for sale at EUR 7.2 million: – Annual energy production: 6,356 MWh; – Tariff Rate: EUR 36/ MWh; – Six Green Certificates/1MWh (approx 240 euro/1MWh); – Rental term for land: 26 years with purchase option at Eur 68,000 […]


France and China team up with $628mln private equity midcap fund

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) (Reuters) – France and China have launched a midcap private equity fund to boost investment and exposure between the two following a visit by the Chinese president to France earlier this year. The Sino French midcap fund has reached a first close of 460 million euros ($627.5 million), its backers Bpifrance, […]

Banking and Finance

Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Launches $100M Global Investment Fund

TechCrunch June 30, 2014 June is barely over, but Rakuten has already had a busy year. In addition to purchasing messaging app Viber for $900 million, the Japanese consumer Internet conglomerate also made investments in several companies based in Southeast Asia or Japan, including Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments, and Send Anywhere, from its $10 million […]


Integrated System for eMoney and Mobile Payments from Italy

This Italian based Company has developed a unique, integrated digital multi-function platform for the mobile payment, e-money and money transfer accessible by PC, tablet, smartphone and GSM mobile. It offers these new features: 1. Can be used by PC, tablet, smartphone or simple GSM; 2. Offers services that are available through website, APP, SMS, NFC […]

Mobile Music

Venture Finance for Sports and Outdoor case for iPhone with built in spare battery (Germany)

A new type of smartphone case for iPhones has been developed that is waterproof to a depth of 3 meters and with a built-in additional spare battery. The spare battery that is built-in to the case significantly extends the average daily useful life span of the normal battery (up to a factor of 3). This […]


BlockScore Lands $2M In Funding For Making I.D. Verification Easier

TechCrunch June 26, 2014 In 2012, about 7 percent of all people aged 16 or older in the U.S. experienced identity theft, with their financial losses totaling $24.7 billion. Christopher Morton is familiar with the crime because in 2007, he had his identity stolen. Fortunately, the thieves were prevented from obtaining new credit cards, but […]


Naspers acquired stake in Russian kids goods online store

East-West Digital News This past February the South-African media group Naspers acquired a 30.7% stake in, a Russian online retailer of children’s goods. The transaction, which amounted to 200 million South African rands (approximately $20 million), has just been made public in the group’s latest financial report. operates in one of the most dynamic areas of […]


Luxury resort and villas with golf courses in South Africa and Zambia

The Project consists of three estates located on game farms of 10,000 hectares, 20,000 hectares and 8,000 hectares respectively situated in Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Nvimbi on the borders of Malawi and Mozambique, and Lake Kariba in Zambia. The three game farms will have 200 luxury fully furnished villas available, ranging from four to […]

Online Media

TMT Investments injects $250,000 into ‘Internet of everything’ startup Weaved

East-West Digital News June 25, 2014 Last week TMT Investments, a UK-headquartered venture fund backed by Russian businessmen, announced the completion of a $250,000 investment in Palo-Alto headquartered Weaved in exchange for a 2.69% stake in the company’s capital. Weaved’s mission is “to become the ‘DNS’ for the Internet of Everything”. To that end, it is developing software and services that allow […]


LUKoil Buys Into Cameroonian Offshore Project

Moscow Times June 24, 2014 Russia’s No. 2 oil producer LUKoil has bought a 37.5 percent share in the Etinde project off the coast of Cameroon from Edinburgh-based oil and gas explorer Bowleven, both companies said Tuesday in online statements. At the same time, New Age African Global Energy has bought a 12.5 percent stake […]