Sources: investors, including BlackRock, GIC, and Silver Lake, who invested $10.3B in Ant’s 2018 pre-IPO round are left with illiquid stakes after canceled IPO (Financial Times)

Financial Times:
Sources: investors, including BlackRock, GIC, and Silver Lake, who invested $10.3B in Ant’s 2018 pre-IPO round are left with illiquid stakes after canceled IPO  —  BlackRock among groups left holding $10.3bn worth of illiquid stakes in Chinese fintech  —  Investors including BlackRock …

Michail Antonio gives resurgent West Ham battling victory over Burnley

For a player who was once rejected by AFC Wimbledon over a £7 registration fee, Michail Antonio has definitely proved his worth to West Ham. Absent since the end of November with a groin injury, it took him less than 10 minutes to find the net against Burnley as David Moyes’ side secured a battling victory.Antonio was signed as a winger in 2015 and even played as a full-back under Manuel Pellegrini but it is as a lone striker that he is excelling under Moyes. Inspired by their returning talisman in attack, West Ham should really have put this game beyond doubt in the first half and were forced to dig deep to hold off a spirited late onslaught from Sean Dyche’s side. But a victory that lifts them into real contention for the top six thanks to Antonio’s 40th Premier League goal – just seven behind Paolo Di Canio’s West Ham record – was just about a fair reward. Continue reading…

Keir Starmer outlines ‘optimistic’ future for UK with Biden as president

Labour leader uses first address on foreign policy since taking office to build bridges with US and EUSir Keir Starmer has set out his “optimistic” vision for a wide-ranging new relationship with the US under Joe Biden.Speaking before Biden’s inauguration on 20 January, Starmer said he was “incredibly optimistic about the new relationship we can build” and that Britain must once again be “the bridge between the US and the rest of Europe”. Continue reading…