India's demonetization policy means short-term headaches for private equity, but probably long-term gains
Hong Kong introduced legislation intended to give private equity investors greater tax certainty, but the implementation guidelines have moved it further from this goal. The implications could be wide-ranging
Singapore's move to strengthen its financial technology ecosystem underlines the importance of creating appropriate infrastructure and incentives for start-ups in the space
Singapore is promising to provide venture capital firms with streamlined approval processes and tailored incentives as part of efforts to develop the fundraising landscape for local start-ups.
As governments of Southeast Asia’s emerging economies look to create more workable VC policy environments, start-ups and investors have proliferated across a patchwork of imperfect systems
Since the dawn of the internet in the mid-1990s spurred a global rebalancing of economic power, Asia’s newest VC heavyweights have raised questions as to how this technology-driven shift will be governed
Hong Kong is the only major international center openly seeking to treat carried interest as income rather than capital gain for tax purposes. The private equity industry wants to know where it stands
Development has been inconsistent in Asia’s IPO markets, with frequent pacing issues and challenges unique to each region. But in the right hands, they can still be highly rewarding for PE investors
The chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Brian Wilson, has delayed taking up an advisory role with The Carlyle Group until his term with the regulator ends.
A nationwide extension of the relaxed foreign investment policies available in China's free trade zones should simplify a cumbersome deal-making environment. Wider sector openings, however, remain on hold
China has launched a RMB350 billion ($52.5 billion) private equity fund to restructure state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as part of efforts to improve operational efficiency and encourage industry consolidation.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed an agreement with China’s National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) to provide assistance to policymakers as they address the challenges presented by an aging population.
The Taiwan government has declined to approve the acquisition of cable television provider China Network Systems (CNS) by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications, asking the National Communications Commission (NCC)...
The Taiwan government is attempting to reconcile its conservative tendencies with a need for innovation as the local venture capital industry marks mixed progress in filling an early-stage vacuum
The Indian government has made a fresh INR5 billion ($75 million) commitment to its Startup India campaign, which aims to drive bank financing for early-stage companies while offering workshop and incubator services.
Private equity firms need to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment strategies – and do so in a long term, end-to-end manner, LPs told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Foreign venture capital investors will receive equal treatment to their domestic counterparts as part of efforts to boost funding for start-ups, according to the Chinese government.
Chinese Reform Holdings Corporation (CRHC), a Chinese state-owned asset manager, has launched a government-backed venture capital fund with a target of RMB200 billion ($30 billion).
A PE-backed Chinese consortium has agreed to scale back its ongoing acquisition of the web browser business of Norway’s Opera Software to a value of $575 million. It follows a renegotiation earlier this year that agreed a $600 million deal as an alternative...
South Korean brokerage NH Investment & Securities has been awarded a license to launch a private equity investment unit.
The Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) – an industry body set up by the securities regulator – has cancelled the registrations of more than 10,000 domestic private fund firms in the past six months as part of ongoing efforts to combat illegal...
The Chinese government is considering new policies that could ban VC firms from investing in A-share listed companies, a senior official from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) told an industry conference.
A PE-backed Chinese consortium has agreed a $600 million acquisition of the web browser business of Norway’s Opera Software after a full takeover bid worth $1.2 billion failed to attain government approval.
As regulatory pressure to increase fee transparency among US private equity funds ramps up, the industry will have to learn how to follow new rules, even as they’re being formed