BlackRock Real Assets gets Charlie Reid to lead APAC renewable energy franchise

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Reid, who will be based in Sydney, will be responsible for sourcing, executing and managing renewable infrastructure assets in Asia Pacific.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal may invest up to $100m in EV maker Ather Energy

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Apart from Ather Energy, Bansal is also reportedly close to investing about $100 million in cab-hailing firm Ola.


Thai billionaire clan in focus after Leicester City owner’s death

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While the Srivaddhanaprabhas are famous for their turnaround of Leicester City, the family’s fortune is derived mostly from its duty-free giant back home, King Power Group.


Why fintech startups love Singapore’s hawk-eyed central banker Ravi Menon

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Under Menon, MAS became one of the earliest adopters of “regulatory sandboxes” for fintech companies, a concept pioneered by the U.K.’s financial regulator.


Former Malaysian PM Najib faces six more corruption charges over state funds

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A particular focus is how billions of dollars went missing from state fund 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), founded by Najib in 2009.


Paytm Payments Bank appoints Satish Kumar Gupta as MD and CEO

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This is the third CEO appointment at Paytm Payments Bank in two years after former Central Bank executive Shinjini Kumar left Paytm in May 2017.


People Digest: ITI AMC names CEO; Sistema Asia gets senior partner

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Sistema Asia Fund Advisory has roped in former Kalaari Capital executive Sumit Jain as a senior partner.


Former Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry floats new venture to support startups

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Mistry Ventures LLP will provide strategic insights to businesses, incubate new ventures and provide seed, early stage and growth capital to startups in India and globally.


SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son goes to Riyadh, skips conference

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Son joins a growing list of business leaders who have distanced themselves from the Future Investment Initiative conference, but his move is particularly notable because SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund has a $45 billion commitment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. 


People Digest: IntelleGrow names CEO; Three exits at BanyanTree Capital

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The PE firm is reportedly in fundraising mode, with a target to raise around $300 million.