In recent days, China has approved 32 foreign institutions to invest in its domestic bond market worth USD 5.9 tn, mainly via the QFII (Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor) and RQFII (Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor) schemes.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), on 10 April, approved in principle, the development of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, a pilot program for establishing mutual stock market access between China and Hong Kong.
Consultants and others who have perfected the art of talking a lot without saying anything (and getting paid for their efforts) are frequently in the habit of referring to "paradigm shifts", even if not everyone is sure what "paradigm" actually means.
Debt market outlook Indian debt market witnessed heightened volatility during the last week due to Central Bank’s measure to curb liquidity in the system by reducing the limit on LAF repo window to Rs 75,000 Cr and simultaneously increasing the cost of borrowing under the marginal standing facility rate by 200 bps to 10.25%.
At the risk of generalising, whilst buyout deals do exist (but are rare), most Private Equity Funds in Asia typically take minority stakes in companies (about 20%) and work with the founders to grow these companies for IPO or for trade sales.
In the wake of ongoing impact of global financial and economic meltdown, particularly more acutely on advanced economies, sparing for the time being it’s full brunt on Asian economies; It is a compulsion for Asian bankers to be aware of threats and opportunities that are enveloped in The New Great Game, which is being played by the big powers in the heart of Asia.
Catalysed by an upsurge of generational transition of assets and control in Asia, the region is emerging as a lucrative arena for wealth management institutions to compete for wealth structuring opportunities on behalf of ultra high net worth Asian families.
In the last few months, overseas analysts and bankers were echoing that Indonesia is losing its sparks as favorite investment destination by investors due to new tighter regulations for mainly the mining and banking industry.