A booming gig economy doesn’t necessarily spell windfall for Indonesia’s workforce

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A growing digital sector is creating new jobs, as well as improving the lives of ordinary Indonesians but the tradeoff may be lower wages, stagnant spending and far less job security for workers than full-time jobs offer.

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SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son in his own words – all 303,513 of them

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The SoftBank founder oversees the largest technology fund in history and is putting money into ride-hailing, e-commerce, digital payments, satellites, semiconductors, agriculture and cancer detection – just for a start.


Malaysia’s $189b pension fund EPF appoints new CEO

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EPF has appointed Tunku Alizakri Alias as its CEO to replace outgoing chief Shahril Ridza Ridzuan.


People Digest: BGH poaches Blackstone exec; Korea NPS names new global alts head

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NPS has announced the promotion of its global private equity chief Hyung-Don Choe as its new global alternative investment head.


Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah appoints EPF’s Shahril as MD

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Shahril is currently the CEO of Malaysia’s $189-billion pension fund Employees Provident Fund (EPF), a position he has held since April 2013.


Uber appoints ex-Northrop CEO as chairman after yearlong hunt

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The ride-hailing company still has three independent board vacancies, along with two other board seats that are being held for representatives of SoftBank, who became a major shareholder early this year.


HNA chief’s demise will postpone Hong Kong Airlines share sale

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The death of HNA co-Chairman Wang Jian from an accident in France in early July has halted advanced discussions between the closely held airline and potential investors


Behind the scenes with Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling

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Compared to Anthony Tan, Tan Hooi Ling is the lesser known co-founder of Southeast Asian ride-hailing major Grab.


Everstone ropes in L Catterton Asia’s regional MD Sanjay Gujral as COO

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Gujral, who served L Catterton Asia for about six years, will be based in Singapore and will split his time between Singapore and India,


People Digest: Former Mitsui exec joins Promethera; Indonesia ex-minister takes role in HARA

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Dr Chatib Basri, Indonesia’s former minister of finance, has taken an advisory role in HARA, a blockchain-based data exchange for the food sector.