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

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

Private equity bets on Vietnam’s growing pool of wealth

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The maximum stake allowed to any single entity in a Vietnamese bank is only 15 percent; total foreign equity is capped at 30 percent.


Masa Son is on a spring cleaning mission but what about Yahoo Japan?

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SoftBank is looking to IPO its domestic telecom unit and is offering to pay bondholders who agree to a covenant change that would make it easier to list it.


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

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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.


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.