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.


Paytm faces Red Queen test to make its valuation stick

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According to a Mint report, $10 billion is the value being pinned onto the e-payments company that now houses a payments bank and also has its fingers in the pie of e-commerce through an entity called Paytm Mall.


More debt restructuring deals likely in 2018 in Indonesia’s natural resource space: Withers KhattarWong

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Law firm Withers KhattarWong expects a surge in debt restructuring deals in the natural resources sector, thanks to an upswing in commodity prices.


Japan’s GPIF, world’s largest pension fund, needs to bolster its risk appetite

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To keep a little powder dry for riskier investments, GPIF has been putting some government bond redemption proceeds into deposits.


Brokerage firms Nomura, HSBC, Morgan Stanley divided on Zomato’s valuation

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In last six months, three different brokerages have valued firm Zomato at extremely varied levels ranging from $700 million to $2.5 billion


Indian private equity industry seeks changes in tax regime to boost inflows

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The measures aim to further strengthen the PE/VC industry, which attracted a record inflow of $24 billion in 2017.


All consumer sectors should do well in Vietnam till 2020: Chris Freund, Mekong Capital

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Chris Freund, Founder and Partner at Mekong Capital, says, “the companies that successfully implement omnichannel retailing will be most successful.”