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.
China’s stock market isn’t easy pickings for foreigners, and regulators increasingly are asking brokerages to avoid issuing negative reports.
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.
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 needs to focus on long-term growth, not quarterly results. It can do that better in private hands.
Vinhomes JSC’s proposed $2 billion initial sale would be the country’s biggest ever.
Tencent just wants to expand its WeChat messaging platform while Alibaba is on a mission to grow its own ecosystem.
Previously reluctant to relinquish control, Asian company owners are increasingly seeing the benefit of bringing in an outsider.
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.
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.