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US: Language app Duolingo reports losses

Language-learning app developer Duolingo has reported a net loss of $29 million for the third ...
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Exclusive: Skilled Education to develop UK government’s upskilling programme

Skilled Education has been appointed to design and develop ‘Help to grow management’, the UK ...
4 weeks
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UK: BPP Education Group acquires Estio Training as Palatine exits

BPP Education Group has acquired Estio Training, an online provider of NVQ level 3 and ...
4 weeks
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France: Corporate learning platform 360Learning raises $200m

Paris-based corporate learning platform 360Learning has raised a $200 million investment led by Sumeru Equity ...
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US: Outschool raises $110m in Series D bringing valuation to $3bn

Outschool a San Francisco-based marketplace of live online classes has raised $110 million in Series ...
2 months
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US: Employee education platform Electives raises $2.25m

Electives, an education platform for employees, has closing a $2.25 million seed round led by ...
2 months
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Exclusive: National Education Group valued ‘north of £70m’ under minority deal with buyout shop

A mid-market private equity house has entered exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in ...
2 months
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US: Fiverr acquires online learning platform CreativeLive

Israeli online marketplace for freelance services Fiverr has acquired Seattle-based online learning company CreativeLive, an ...
2 months
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New Zealand: Up Education acquires trades training and managed apprenticeship firm

Auckland-based independent vocational education provider, Up Education, has acquired G&H Training, a private training establishment ...
2 months
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US: LoopUp purchases digital learning firm SyncRTC

London-based software-as-a-service technology company LoopUp Group has acquired San Francisco-headquartered SyncRTC, which specialises in remote ...
2 months
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UK: Multiverse raises $130m in Series C funding

London-headquartered apprenticeships provider Multiverse has closed a $130 million Series C funding round led by ...
2 months
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Germany: Language learning firm Babbel cancels IPO

Berlin-headquartered subscription-based language learning app and e-learning platform Babbel has cancelled its planned initial public ...
2 months
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Mexico: Learnlight acquires corporate language training company Georgal

London-based Learnlight, which provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international ...
2 months
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Canada: Course-creation start-up LearnExperts raises C$1.25m

Ottawa-based training course creation platform LearnExperts has closed an oversubscribed C$1.25m (£909,000) seed round with ...
2 months
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UK: Lifetime Training purchases digital and IT trainer Intequal

Bristol-based apprenticeship training provider Lifetime Training has acquired digital and IT training provider Intequal.
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Netherlands: Incision acquires surgical e-learning company OK Learning

Amsterdam-based medical education platform Incision has acquired OK Learning, which offers e-learning modules for surgical ...
2 months
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US: Microsoft acquires online and in-person tutoring platform TakeLessons

Computer software giant Microsoft has acquired TakeLessons, a platform for students to connect with individual ...
2 months
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US: American Safety Council acquires At Your Pace Online

Orlando, Florida-based American Safety Council, a provider of critical training, education, and certification to regulated ...
2 months
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US: Udemy acquires online leadership development platform CorpU

San Francisco-based online education company Udemy has acquired CorpU, an online leadership development platform that ...
3 months
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France: Platina Partners buys training firm Unow

London-based investment management firm Platina Partners has acquired Unow, a digital professional training firm headquartered ...
3 months
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Australia: Pearson acquires AI analytics company Faethm

London-based publishing and education company Pearson has acquired workforce AI and predictive analytics company Faethm.
3 months
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Germany: Digital coaching platform CoachHub raises $80m

Berlin-based digital coaching platform CoachHub has raised $80 million in Series B2 funding.
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Singapore: Coding bootcamp start-up Rocket Academy raises seed funding

Rocket Academy, a start-up providing online coding courses, has raised $1.1 million in pre-seed funding ...
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Australia: Cluey to acquire Code Camp and announces capital raise

Sydney-based online learning support and school tutoring company Cluey is acquiring coding and digital skills ...
3 months
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US: Yellowbrick Education acquires Animation Mentor and lands funding

New York-based online education platform Yellowbrick Education which offers training and certification programmes for careers ...
3 months
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US: American Public Education to acquire Graduate School USA

American Public Education Inc (APEI) is acquiring Graduate School USA, which provides training to the ...
3 months
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US: Workplace-skills ed tech Forage raises $35m

San Francisco-based skills training start-up Forage has raised $25 million in a Series B funding ...
3 months
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Sweden: Bridgepoint Growth invests in TicTac Interactive

Early-stage growth investment firm Bridgepoint Growth has invested in TicTac Interactive, a provider of corporate ...
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US: Emerald Holding acquires The Wedding School

Emerald Holding has acquired online wedding photography education platform The Wedding School based in Brooklyn, ...
3 months
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Wall Street English to announce bankruptcy of China operations

Wall Street English, an Italian international adult English training company, will announce the bankruptcy of ...
4 months
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US: HackerU acquires cyber education company Cybint

Florida-based Cybersecurity trainer HackerU, which offers cybersecurity and digital skills programmes, is acquiring Cybint, a ...
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US: Clearlake Capital Group to acquire Cornerstone OnDemand

Private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group is acquiring cloud-based learning and people development software company ...
4 months
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US: upGrad acquires skills provider KnowledgeHut

Mumbai-based online education provider UpGrad has acquired ed tech company KnowledgeHut.
4 months
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Myanmar Strategic Holdings’ loss widens on increased revenue

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, which operates Wall Street English language schools in Myanmar and Vietnam, Yangon ...
4 months
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Singapore: Byju’s buys Great Learning for $600m to enter higher education

Indian education giant Byju’s is acquiring Singapore-based professional training and higher education platform Great Learning ...
4 months
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US: JMI Equity leads $50m investment into OpenSesame

OpenSesame, which provides an online catalogue of curated employee training courses, has received a $50 ...
4 months
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Australia: GO1 raises US$200m in Series D funding

Corporate education start-up GO1 has closed a US$200 million Series D funding round by SoftBank ...
4 months
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India: Blackstone acquires majority stake in online learning platform Simplilearn

Investment firm Blackstone is acquiring a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions, an online learning boot ...
4 months
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US: Learning Technologies Group to acquire GP Strategies

London-based workplace learning and talent company Learning Technologies Group is acquiring Maryland-headquartered corporate training company ...
4 months
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India: Temasek and IFC buy out UpGrad’s employee shares

Temasek Holdings and International Finance Corporation have invested an additional 220 crore rupees (£21.3 million) ...
5 months
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US: VR medical training start-up raises $14m

Palo Alto, California-based virtual reality platform Osso VR has raised $14 million in a funding ...
5 months
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Vietnam: English language learning start-up Educa raises $2m

English language learning start-up Educa has raised $2 million in a Series A funding round ...
5 months
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UK: Virtual reality training company Virti raises $10m in Series A funding

Bristol-based virtual reality company Virti, which uses technology to train workers remotely worldwide, has raised ...
5 months
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US: Skillsoft acquires coaching platform Pluma

Corporate digital learning company Skillsoft Corp has acquired Pluma, a digital professional development and coaching ...
5 months
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UK: CVC-backed QA acquires Circus Street

Training company QA, owned by CVC Capital Partners VI, today announced the acquisition of Circus ...
5 months
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IDP buys British Council’s IELTS Indian business for £130m

IDP and British Council, the two partners of the IELTS English language test, today announced ...
5 months
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US: Articulate raises $1.5bn in Series A

Articulate Global, a provider of online training tools and e-learning authoring apps, today announced a ...
5 months
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US buyout group backs PeopleCert’s £380m takeover of AXELOS

PeopleCert has reached a deal to acquire qualifications provider AXELOS from Capita and the British ...
5 months
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Exclusive: Fast-growing CPD provider pursuing equity capital raise

The directors of a leading UK-based online continuing professional development (CPD) provider have hired advisors ...
6 months
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India: Masai School acquires Design Shift Academy

Bengaluru-based coding bootcamp Masai School has acquired design institute Design Shift Academy which has locations ...
6 months
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UK: Inspiring Learning acquires activity and training specialist In2Action

Outdoor education and adventure company Inspiring Learning has acquired activities and training provider In2Action based ...
6 months
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Verdane invests in Finnish business education platform

Verdane has made a platform investment in Eduhouse and Wistec, two Finnish providers of business-to-business ...
6 months
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UK: Pluralsight to acquire A Cloud Guru skills platform

Technology workforce development company, Pluralsight is acquiring cloud skills development platform A Cloud Guru.
6 months
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Spain: Campus Training acquires online education brands

Campus Training, a portfolio company of Investindustrial, has agreed with Planeta Formación y Universidades to ...
6 months
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Vietnam: KKR invests in educational services provider EQuest

Global investment firm KKR has invested in EQuest Education Group, an educational services provider in ...
6 months
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US: KnowFully Learning Group acquires medical education firm

KnowFully Learning Group has acquired Creative Educational Concepts, a provider of interprofessional continuing education for ...
6 months
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US: MasterClass raises $225m in Series F

MasterClass, which sells online classes often taught by celebrities, has raised $225 million in Series ...
7 months
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Exclusive: AXELOS affiliate lines up financing for ambitious takeover attempt

An affiliate organisation of Capita- and state-owned AXELOS has lined up private equity support that ...
7 months
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US: Upskilling platform Degreed raises $153m in Series D funding

Workforce upskilling platform Degreed has raised $153 million in Series D funding in a round ...
7 months
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US: McGraw Hill acquires online training platform for Microsoft Office

McGraw Hill has acquired Triad Interactive, software developer of the SIMnet product for undergraduate computer ...
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US: Educate 360 acquires technology trainer Pierian Data

Educate 360 Professional Training Partners has acquired Pierian Data, a Las Vegas-based provider of technology ...
7 months
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UK: Addition Capital takes control of Be-A Education

London-based family investment office Addition Capital has completed a control investment into Be-A Education, operator ...
7 months
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Norway: Corporate learning technology company Attensi raises $26m

Corporate learning and development technology company Attensi has raised $26 million from New York-based Lugard ...
8 months
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14 fast-growing Asia-Pacific education companies

Fourteen education companies have ranked among high-growth Asia-Pacific-based companies compiled by the Financial Times, some ...
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China: Shares in after-school tuition providers sink as sector braces for ‘regulatory storm’

China’s $110 billion off-campus education market is bracing for a “regulatory storm” following comments expressed ...
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US: eLearning Brothers acquires edutainment provider

Corporate learning company eLearning Brothers has acquired The Game Agency, the creator of The Training ...
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Exclusive: Buyout group pursuing £100m-plus sale of online training provider

The private equity backer of an online professional qualifications provider has instructed an investment bank ...
9 months
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Covid causes £590m loss to UK’s English-language tuition sector

ELT centres in the UK suffered a savage financial hit last year, according to research ...
9 months
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UK: Oxford International split in sale to Nord Anglia and THI Investments

Bowmark Capital has exited Oxford International Education Group, carving out its private schools division in ...
9 months
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Hungary: Coding school Codecool secures €7m in funding

Codecool has closed an investment round of €7 million supported by Integral Venture Partners, Lead ...
9 months
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Exclusive: Private equity-backed ed tech buys language-training provider

Learnlight, a private equity-backed ed tech platform, has acquired IBE, an Italian-language training provider.
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China: Bright Scholar dances with ballet school on minority stake purchase

Bright Scholar, the New York-listed China-based private school operator, has acquired a minority stake in ...
9 months
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Exclusive: Covid-hit tuition provider pursuing £10m Oxford property sale

Oxford Royale Academy is looking to sell off one of its freehold properties for around ...
9 months
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Exclusive: Capita to offload government-backed qualifications unit

London-listed Capita is preparing to offload AXELOS, a highly profitable professional qualifications division it co-owns ...
10 months
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UK: LTG acquires diversity and inclusion training firm

Learning Technologies Group, which provides services and software for digital learning and talent management, has ...
10 months
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US: PSG takes over compliance-training provider

Growth equity firm PSG has completed a majority investment into Traliant, an online workplace compliance ...
10 months
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UK: Bayswater Education buys educational-travel provider Eurocentres

Bayswater Education has acquired Eurocentres, an educational-travel provider launched in 1948, with centres in London, ...
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Exclusive: KKR-backed trade buyer acquires iHASCO

iHASCO, the health and safety e-learning provider brought to market earlier this year, has been ...
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UK: Babington acquires PeoplePlus’s apprenticeship business

Independent work-based training provider Babington is acquiring a majority share of PeoplePlus’s apprenticeship business.
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Canadian flight simulation and training company makes second acquisition

Montreal-based airplane simulation and training company CAE is acquiring TRU Simulation + Training Canada from ...
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Exclusive: Corndel changes hands in £40m-plus sale

European private equity firm THI Investments will acquire apprenticeship and leadership training provider Corndel after ...
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US: Virtual reality start-up raises $12m to help displaced workers reskill

Transfr VR, which produces virtual reality software which simulates on-the-job training, has raised $12 million ...
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US: K12 Inc to acquire second coding school and healthcare educator

K12 Inc, an education company that sells online schooling and curricula for pre-K through to ...
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US: Music educator acquires electronic-music tuition platform

TrueFire Studios, which provides online guitar lessons, has acquired FaderPro, a virtual music education platform ...
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Italy: Openjobmetis acquires controlling stake in training firm

Recruitment firm Openjobmetis has acquired 50.66% of the share capital of Lyve for € 1.1 ...
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India: NSE Academy acquires majority stake in deep tech education firm

Ed tech company NSE Academy today acquired deep tech education firm TalentSprint,
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US: Flight school’s acquisition extends its operations in New York State

Oncore Aviation, based in Rochester, New York has acquired Prior Aviation Service flight school located ...
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China: Rise Education announces Q3 profit following ‘robust recovery’

Rise Education Cayman, a junior English language training provider in China, has announced third-quarter 2020 ...
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Canada: Docebo narrows losses as share price climbs 220% YTD

Toronto-based software-as-a-service learning management system Docebo has announced a net loss of US$1.2 million.
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US: J2 Global acquires cyber-training company

Los Angeles-based tech portfolio company J2 Global has acquired San Antonio-based cybersecurity training company Inspired ...
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Exclusive: Bankers collect second-round bids for Corndel

A US-owned insurance services provider is one of two suitors that have tabled second-round bids ...
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UK: Palatine confirms investment in Back2Work through Impact Fund

Palatine Private Equity has completed the sixth investment from its Impact Fund, acquiring a minority ...
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US: Music-training provider buys talent management company

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is acquiring Opus 3 Artists, a management company ...
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China: Online growth boosts worlds largest listed education company

TAL Education Group, the Beijing-based after-school tuition provider, has reported net income of $15 million ...
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UK: Online ELT provider buys brick-and-mortar business

Online English-language school TopUp Learning has acquired Tti School of English in London, The Pie News has ...
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Rosetta Stone acquired by Veritas Capital-owned Cambium Learning

Cambium Learning Group, a provider of digital education solutions and professional learning services, and a ...
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Trump administration takes aim at China-run language-training centres

The Trump administration has prompted US universities to reconsider partnerships with cultural and language-tuition institutes ...
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Skillsoft and Global Knowledge acquired in $1.5bn reverse merger

A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is acquiring recently bankrupted ed tech Skillsoft and IT ...
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UK: Inflexion acquires IT training firm in off-market deal

Inflexion Private Equity Partners, owner of Times Higher Education, has bought a controlling stake in ...
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Income dips at China’s New Oriental as pandemic delays enrolments

New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a New York-listed Chinese tutoring firm, recorded net income ...

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