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A private LINE between Naver and Softbank

Softbank and Naver plan to take messaging app LINE private. This will not only lead to improved R&D spend, it will also unlock value for the majority shareholders.
November 18, 2019

Finance Minister of the Year: Who ranks dead last?

FinanceAsia considered the best – and the worst – finance ministers across the Asia Pacific region and examined how they manage their nation's finances in a year of heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainties.
March 18, 2019

Hang tight: BPEA intends to ride out stormy Asian property markets

Private equity property managers are facing fierce competition for assets and economic uncertainty. BPEA plans to remain on the sidelines, for now, buying debt rather than equity in countries such as Malaysia. Other property managers should take note.
March 11, 2019