Regulatory sandbox will spur innovation in Indonesia’s crypto space: Blossom Finance CEO

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While payments through cryptocurrency is still illegal in Indonesia, Martin says Muslims can use cryptocurrency to invest in projects that are driving real, productive economic activity rather than just investing in pure speculation.

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Need to think omnichannel in Indonesia, not just e-commerce: Lippo’s Riady

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Riady points to China where e-commerce still makes up only 20% of the total retail market, prompting Alibaba and Tencent to pursue a ‘new retail’ strategy.


We still need to win over Uber customers, says Grab Indonesia’s Kramadibrata

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Unlike other countries in the region whose ride-hailing market had been dominated by Grab and Uber, Indonesia boasts another player with a sizeable portion of the market share – Go-Jek.


Exclusive: Motilal Oswal PE targets to close third fund next month, says CEO Vishal Tulsyan

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The investment firm had marked the first close of its India Business Excellence Fund-III fund at $147m in September last year.


Growing appetite for buyout, control deals in India: Vivek Kathpalia, Nishith Desai

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Vivek Kathpalia, head of Singapore and Far East, Nishith Desai Associates, shares his views on the good, bad and ugly of the Indian PE landscape.


Malaysia’s Ekuinas open to foreign investments via portfolio of companies

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Since last year, Ekuinas has been venturing out of its six initial target investment sectors.


Exclusive: SE Asia contribution will increase in our portfolio: Paul Robine, TR Capital

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Hong Kong-based TR Capital Partners sees Vietnam as an attractive market for secondaries transactions in Southeast Asia. 


Nothing irrational about Walmart, Amazon’s India fervour: Reshmi Khurana, Kroll

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Khurana said the Flipkart-Walmart deal or the possibility of an Ola-Uber merger would not be key to setting the tone for the VC space in India this year and the next.


Sachin Bansal’s journey from Flipkart CEO to outcast

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Sachin Bansal stands to make anywhere between $1-1.5 billion from the sale. But that won’t console the 36-year-old.


We plan to invest $50-60m annually in India: Roopa Kudva, Omidyar Network

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The impact investor has put in $250m in India so far and plans to invest $50-60m annually.