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Sony’s venture arm is ‘optimistic’ about Europe’s tech sector and thinks it can rival the US

Sony’s venture arm is ‘optimistic’ about Europe’s tech sector and thinks it can rival the US

Finance
A visitor holds illuminated controllers while wearing a prototype of the Sony Project Morpheus virtual reality gaming headset at the IFA tech show in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 3.Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesLISBON, Portugal — Europe's technology industry is thriving and showing signs that it can compete with the U.S., the chief of Sony's venture capital arm told CNBC."When we started the Sony Innovation Fund, we thought it would consist of mainly the U.S portfolio," Gen Tsuchikawa, head of the unit, said in an interview at the Web Summit technology conference. "But as we cultivated the European market, we found lots of different ideas in Europe."Tsuchikawa cited examples in the continent, such as innovations in Sweden's music industry and Germany's gaming scene. Sony's VC fund
Paul Pogba: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks midfielder will be at Man Utd next season

Paul Pogba: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks midfielder will be at Man Utd next season

Sports
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he thinks Paul Pogba will still be at the club next season - but cannot guarantee it.The 26-year-old France midfielder - who is contracted until July 2021 - has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.He has scored 24 goals in 83 league appearances for United since rejoining from Juventus in 2016 and was named in the PFA Team of the Year on Thursday. "I think he will be here next season," said Solskjaer."Paul has done fantastic for us. We want him to do well. He is a leader in the dressing room."If I could guarantee I would say yes. You can't guarantee but I think he will be."Speaking at a news conference before United's game against Chelsea on ...
A former Abu Dhabi investing official thinks ethics are going to play a bigger role in market decisions

A former Abu Dhabi investing official thinks ethics are going to play a bigger role in market decisions

Finance
Investors will soon apply environmental, social and governance standards to global governments as the role of ethics grows in the investing world, according to Paul O'Brien, the former deputy CIO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages more than $ 700 billion in assets. "People [are] taking a more ethical approach to their investing. That has been more tied to environmental issues, primarily in Europe and the United States," O'Brien told CNBC on the sidelines of the Ned Davis Research conference earlier this month. "But, really, ethics applies to countries, too." One example of this was seen earlier this year. Pharo Management, a U...