Xiaomi founder said to prioritize India over home market China

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Xiaomi will build products keeping India in mind first, said founder Lei Jun.

IFC to evaluate investments in country-specific VC funds in SE Asia

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IFC’s VC lead for the region Pravan Malhotra says SE Asia still lags behind in deal flows compared with China and India.


India is our priority among emerging markets for financing: Canada’s EDC

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EDC expects to grow its book size to $10 billion in India by 2020.


M&A to outpace IPOs in ASEAN as entrepreneurial ventures mature: Sze-Hui Goh, Eversheds Harry Elias

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Sze-Hui Goh, a partner at Eversheds Harry Elias, discusses M&A, IPOs, and ICOs in the ASEAN entrepreneurial space.


Exclusive: Alteria Capital also eyes equity play with $155m venture debt fund

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Alteria was floated earlier this year by two former senior execs at Temasek-backed InnoVen.


India: R Thyagarajan says open to resuming IDFC-Shriram merger talks

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R. Thyagarajan, founder of the South India-based group, said that it’s too early to write an obituary for the IDFC-Shriram deal.


Global PE firms need to tailor RMB fund offerings for Chinese investors: Augentius CEO

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BlackRock, Fidelity, UBS are among those to have jumped on the RMB funds bandwagon.


Don’t underprice global risks, Singapore’s central bank chief warns

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While economic growth across many parts of the world has improved, there’s no time for authorities to be complacent, Ravi Menon, chief of MAS, said.


PE firm Amicus Capital eyes final close of $200m fund by March

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It plans to make investments of around $8-20 million in startups with proven business models.


Indonesia’s Skystar Capital to raise third fund in 2018, to target late-stage funding

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Skystar managing partner Abraham Hidayat said, the fund would “have a more equal split between early and later-stage funding”