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Delayed but not derailed: global IPO market looks ahead to 2017

Amid ongoing economic and political uncertainty, the global IPO market will continue to be a stop-start affair in 2016. However, greater clarity regarding the economic and political landscape will emerge by the end of the year, allowing companies to reinvigorate their IPO strategies, while the recent growth in the availability of private capital will continue to support a pipeline of larger and more mature businesses. 282 more words


TAIWAN – Upcoming Visa-Free Entry for Nationals of Thailand and Brunei, and Expansion of Travel Authorisation Certificate

Effective 1 August 2016, nationals of Thailand and Brunei will be able to enter Taiwan visa-free for stays of up to 30 days, on a trial basis for an initial period of one year. 92 more words

Immigration Alerts

A New Generation of Investors for Asia Pacific Private Banks

By: Julian Webb

The high-net-worth-individual (HNWI) population in Asia Pacific (APAC) grew by 8.5% and wealth rates increased 11.4% in 2015, according to the World Wealth Report by RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini. 332 more words

Asset Managers

Google-Backed Undersea Cable to Offer Faster Internet to Asia-Pacific Region

News 18 — Washington: An undersea cable backed by Google and Asian companies aimed at boosting trans-Pacific broadband was put into service this week, the consortium announced.  30 more words


Fund Managers in APAC Face Challenges with Foreign Regulations

By: Wout Kalis

A growing number of APAC managers want to diversify their investor base beyond regional Asian markets, looking at Europe and the United States as potential targets. 488 more words

Asset Managers

CITIC launches data & cloud centers in Asia-Pacific

Datacenter News — “Innovation never stops” Is CITIC Telecom International CPC’s mission, as the company announced last week that it will be taking a four-pillar approach to expand its Asia-Pacific business growth.  34 more words