Will Alibaba’s planned investment in Zomato disrupt the food-tech space?

Online restaurant finder and food delivery platform Zomato may receive a whopping $200 million (Rs 1,283 crore) from Chinese e-tailing behemoth Alibaba, media reports said. Mint and The Economic Times, cited unnamed people saying that Zomato will be valued at $800 million-$1 billion for this round of funding by Alibaba’s payments arm Ant Financial Services Group, or Alipay. Email queries to Alibaba did not elicit any response, while a Zomato spokesperson told VCCircle that the company “does not comment on rumours and speculations”. Zomato has been in the market to raise…

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Education & training in Europe: investment on the rebound but inclusion remains a challenge

Europe relies on effective education systems to equip young people with the skills they need to build their lives as citizens and develop their professional careers. Schools, universities and vocational education and training institutions are the foundation of growth, jobs, innovation and social cohesion. In its 2016 edition of the Education and Training Monitor published today, the European Commission analyses where the European Union and national systems stand, and shows that Member States face a dual task of ensuring adequate financial investment and offering high quality education to young people from all…

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