icorn” was first used by venture capitalist Aileen Lee six years ago to describe a privately held startups valued at $1 billio
n or more, the number of companies matching this label has mushroomed to 326, according to a report.
The United States is home to 156 unicorns, nearly half of the world’s total, followed by China with 94 unicorns, Jeff Desj
ardins, editor-in-chief of media site Visual Capitalist, said in a report called Visualizing the Unicorn Landscape in 2019.
The total valuation of the 326 unicorns has been raised to $1.1 trillio
n by investors, of which almost 30 percent is made up by the top seven unicorns with hig
hest valuation, including Bytedance, Uber, Didi Chuxing and WeWork, the report citing data from CB Insights said.
systems, they flourished. Decades later, the Asian carp population has grown to such an extent that it is
creating an ecological disaster, crowding out other species competing for rich food sources in waterways.
“The Asian carp is an important fish. It’s anThe newly established International Fish
eries Industrial Park, which opened on April 12 in Wickliffe, a town of 700 people in Kent
ucky, is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing local Asian carp populations while creating a zero-wast
e food production chain. incredible species and has been domesticated in Asia for more than 2,400 ye
ars,” He said. “We consume more Asian carp than any
other fish … We eat more silver carp than tuna and salmon combined.
“It is a problem here, but it’s not garbage, it’s a gold mine,” He said,
adding that in China, Asian carp processing is a $10 billion business.
perty, unlike men, women showed stronger preference to those that were close to premium education resources and transport infrastructure.
The changing trend has to some extent affected the marketing strategy of some property developers. Liu Ce, research direc
tor of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong listed property developer, said the look of the property, inc
luding interior design and views, was becoming an important factor, while location and price were less decisive.
“The gender gap in the workplace is shrinking. Thus more women are financially capable of buying properties on th
eir own, especially those living in first and second-tier cities,” said Pan Helin, an economic commentator.
He said as the divorce ratio remained relatively high, owning property provided a sense of security for women.
“Growing salaries of women professionals have changed their perceptions about marriage,” he added. “More
women have come to realize the importance of having their own place and gaining independence.”