Nisha Gopalan

Listing delays, traditional retail format may be driving Temasek to sell Watsons

A.S. Watson’s focus remains on physical stores in a market where online shopping has grown much more rapidly than in the rest of the world.


Wall Street needs to draw caution, especially concerning China

China’s stock market isn’t easy pickings for foreigners, and regulators increasingly are asking brokerages to avoid issuing negative reports.


Why Japanese companies are pulling ahead of Mainland rivals with deals abroad

Japanese companies have pulled ahead of their mainland rivals, offering nearly double the $80 billion Chinese firms have shelled out for deals abroad so far this year.


HK tycoon Victor Li’s CK Infrastructure gets timing right for IPO of UK assets

Raising money would be handy for the whole Li empire, not just the unit spinning off assets. Acquisitions have taken a toll on debt levels at CK Infrastructure.


Yum China should have taken private equity cash

Yum China needs to focus on long-term growth, not quarterly results. It can do that better in private hands.


Vietnam’s IPO frenzy could be getting ahead of itself

Vinhomes JSC’s proposed $2 billion initial sale would be the country’s biggest ever.


PE firms face heated competition from Asian tech investors like SoftBank, Tencent

Tencent just wants to expand its WeChat messaging platform while Alibaba is on a mission to grow its own ecosystem.


Asia could be top destination for cash-heavy private equity firms

Previously reluctant to relinquish control, Asian company owners are increasingly seeing the benefit of bringing in an outsider.


China’s tech giants may still shy away from plans to bring them home

For large Chinese firms, a CDR would mean bowing to the demands of CSRC, a regulator known to change the rules, and open and close the IPO market at will.


Faced with new ownership rules, foreign insurers feel the heat in Malaysia

Foreign insurance firms need to jettison at least 30% of their domestic businesses by the end of June to comply with Malaysia’s new foreign ownership rules.