Localisation holds key to consumer-centric themes in Indonesia

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Localisation is critical for the growth of consumer-oriented sectors in Indonesia, where each city presents a different set of opportunities and challenges, according to panelists at DEALSTREETASIA’s PE-VC Summit 2019 in Jakarta.

Guest post: Are tax havens becoming irrelevant for emerging market funds?

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While emerging market funds today are still overwhelmingly domiciled in “island tax havens”, recent developments in global regulation and investor preferences could change this soon.


Indonesia needs disciplined, patient investment approach to score good exits

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Being the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is poised for more exciting investment opportunities.


Three years later, India’s bankruptcy reform languishes in courts

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Litigation has tied down some big restructuring deals and bankers are starting to sell bad debts at fire sale prices rather than wait for the system to work better.


Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over?

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Go-Jek has stopped pricing promotions in Singapore abruptly. It has either reached its goals of market size, or it has tested it and realized that promotions are not working.


India’s two-year-old bankruptcy regime faces threat of irrelevance

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A bankruptcy law that appears creditor-friendly on paper but can only be used against small entrepreneurs would take the country back to where it was in 2001.


With latest e-commerce tax, Indonesia wants to cash in on its unicorns

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The unicorns must be groaning in pain after the latest tax change. With a vigilant taxman knocking on their doors, small merchants may abandon the specialist e-commerce marketplaces. 


For Grab, getting consumer finance act right is key to super-app goals

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Singapore is a great testing ground for fintech because the city-state wants to cut flab in traditional industries by increasing competition.


Guest post: Ant Financial puts $40m in Akulaku

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The $40 million that Ant Financial is putting in Akulaku is expected to value the company at $450 million.


Did Indonesia’s KinerjaPay command a steep valuation in its $200m fundraising?

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DEALSTREETASIA takes a deeper look at the deal fineprint, business metrics and financial ratios of KinerjaPay.