Amid an unprecedented level of flight reductions, a plummet in demand, and desperate capital raising exercises, expect airline IPO’s to remain grounded as the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the industry. We review how many are finding ways just to stay alive.
FinanceAsia unearths Indonesia’s most exciting and eco-conscious companies to emerge from the country which faces huge environmental problems associated with high-population density and rapid industrialisation.
Conceived only two weeks ago, Expara Ventures lays claim to launching the first accelerator to target solutions to the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently siphoning resources from an existing fund, the VC is in talks with investors to support this initiative.
A Grab-Gojek consolidation has always been the talk of the town, given overlapping business similarities, but never taken seriously – until now. There are two outcomes that seem the most likely, but an M&A is not one of them.
Once considered bull market products, perpetuals are increasingly becoming a more regular component of a borrower’s arsenal. But are bond investors being lulled into a false sense of security about the asset class again?
New to the investment game, family office RHL Ventures acutely follows Asian millennial behaviour and invests in startup companies it believes will capitalise on it. Investments run the gamut from dating, bespoke coffee to “clean” cosmetics.
Jakarta-based Warung Pintar has pushed thousands of “mom and pop” shops into the 21st century by digitising their businesses. The startup has raised $35 million to date and tells FinanceAsia it’s keen for more investors to come in.