Equity

China's ailing car industry: Being a bull in a bear market

Despite disruption caused by the coronavirus and an overall slowdown in passenger car sales in China, Ian Zhu, managing partner of NIO Capital speaks to FinanceAsia about where he is parking his next investments in the Chinese auto sector.
February 27, 2020

If you can’t "bit" them, join them

Amid a global regulatory clampdown, the founder of CoolBitx explains why compliance in the blockchain industry is exciting investors. Although a departure from the core values of privacy and anonymity, the lure of institutional cash is too important to pass up.
February 26, 2020

Indonesian Islamic crowdfunding fintech has very global ambitions

Shariah-compliant fintech companies are popping up in Indonesia at a healthy clip. Given the relative underperformance of their traditional bricks and mortar siblings, many startups are confident they can capture huge market share. ALAMI is just one good example.
February 20, 2020

Will LIC be the Saudi Aramco of India?

As India’s government is under pressure to shore up its ailing balance sheet, it has identified a handful of state assets to sell. The Life Insurance Corporation of India offers the most lucrative opportunity, but how international investors respond when they look under the hood is key.
February 18, 2020

The Philippine REIT experiment will start with Ayala Land, but challenges lay ahead

After years of regulatory horse trading with the market, one of the Philippines' highest profile companies is set to list the country’s first ever REIT. In what is seen as a huge shift in sentiment to the asset class, the country’s high-grade real estate market is, however, under strain from global economic shifts.
February 12, 2020