Regulators raid Airbnb office in Japan over suspected antitrust practices

The home rental company allegedly forced users to sign contracts promising not to list on rival sites 

5-minute catch up: Top stories for November 17

A quick look into what is going on in the global tech scene today 

Indonesian social commerce platform KASKUS makes strategic investment in ProPS

Kaskus CEO On Lee said that he believes ProPS tech will help complement the platform's advertising technology 

Here are your 2017 Singapore Fintech Awards winners

Singapore's central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) awarded S$1.15 million (US$850,000) to 10 fintech startups 

Hong Kong-based fashion e-commerce startup Grana raises funding via venture debt from STI Financial Group

The startup ships fashion apparel directly to 67 markets, and operates 15 pop-up showrooms in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and Australia 

Bluegogo not the only one falling apart -- Coolqi users waiting for deposits in front of company's office

Coolqi has set up an offline refund office which is guarded by security personnel in Beijing’s Tongzhou District 

Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak raises funding, claims to be a unicorn

Bukalapak CEO Achmad Zaky declined to share the identity of the investors and the figures of the investment, but he claimed it has put the startup into unicorn status 

5-minute catch up: Top stories for November 16

Busy day, huh? We don't want you to miss out so here's a quick rundown of today's stories. 

Central banks for Singapore and Philippines sign fintech cooperation agreement

The two sides hope the agreement can become a framework for further such agreements across ASEAN 

Malaysian accelerator Sunway iLabs to invest US$480K in up to 10 startups in 2018

Startups will also receive US$12K in seed funding from Sunway University and Nexea Angels, and US$36K from Google’s technology platform and Chooi & Company’s legal services