Pro-market rhetoric by China’s leadership belies the reality for private equity firms, for whom overweening regulation impedes industry evolution.
FWD Group’s newly appointed CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks to FinanceAsia about how he is turning entrepreneur Richard Li’s vision of a pan-Asian insurer into a reality
Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific to buy Citic Ltd from its parent Citic Group for $36 billion, as China drives through reform of its state-owned enterprises.
Ming Lu, head of the private equity group for the region, tells FinanceAsia that finding talent is tough but attitudes have changed.
A Chinese consortium led by MMG extends China's global acquisition spree by agreeing to buy the major Peruvian copper mining project.
The Chinese government further reduces red-tape by easing restrictions on outbound investments by local companies.
Deal will turn Sun Pharma into the world's fifth-largest generic drug company but some analysts doubt it can turn Ranbaxy around.
Commodities trader Noble Group gets debt from its loss-making agriculture unit off its books, while Cofco gains an international trading platform.
Singapore’s OCBC made a HK$125 cash offer per share for Wing Hang Bank, one of the few family-run holdouts in Hong Kong, where most of its peers have already been gobbled up by mainland Chinese and foreign lenders.
Barclays and CDB’s agreement to work together in Africa illustrates Chinese banks’ eagerness to expand across the continent.
The 12th largest bank by assets in the Philippines attracts interest from domestic banks ahead of a planned privatisation.
Strategic sale takes place after a series of investor meetings held by AS Watson parent Hutchison Whampoa.
The Philippine electricity generator and distributor is eyeing investment opportunities in Papua New Guinea, says CFO Iker Aboitiz.
CVC’s acquisition of fast-food restaurant operator Da Niang Dumpling underscores its continued interest in China’s growing retail and consumer industry.
Mongolia’s vast copper-gold project remains stuck in a rut despite rumours that Rio Tinto is closing in on a takeover of the main project company, Turquoise Hill.