Anbang takeover puts China’s companies on notice

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While lawyers and analysts do not think the Anbang seizure heralds an impending wave of nationalizations, they say it sets a fresh, and for some, worrying precedent.

Guest post: Healthcare payments in India – A $60b new frontier

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Hailey Hu from B Capital builds a case for the impending shift in India’s healthcare sector towards private insurance, helped by tech startups.


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

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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.


Ex-Lehman banker Wong sees opportunities in India’s bankruptcy overhaul

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“The whole world is looking at India now,” said Wong. “It could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”


Guest post: ofo – Alibaba’s baby or pawn?

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Ofo is being challenged to retain Alibaba’s interest and backing as the tech giant appears to now favour China’s third-largest bike company, Hello-Bike.


Catcha’s Patrick Grove predicts SE Asia will get its first decacorn in next 2 years

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Grove offers Catcha Group’s eight predictions for the Southeast Asian technology space over the next 24 months.


Swiss Re deal could be part of Masa Son’s wager on self-driving cars

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The roll-out of autonomous motor vehicles is probably the greatest risk facing the insurers, since people expect it will eliminate most road accidents.


Flipkart can bring in muscle to save money, live better

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Flipkart looks set to team up with Walmart Inc., garnering the startup a valuation of as much as $20 billion.


Five Indian venture capital deal-makers to watch in 2018

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A bunch of smaller home-grown venture capital firms have entered the market over the past 18 months with first-time funds that are slowly beginning to make their presence felt.


Brexit may have pushed some away, but not Hong Kong investors

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Investors from Hong Kong were the single biggest buyers of office property last year, accounting for 44 percent of total funds spent.