Lunar New Year arrived two weeks ago, and dealmakers crying Gong Xi Fa Cai! are also cheering signs that they may have more work to do in the Year of the Rabbit—especially if the near-freeze on U.S. funds investing in China shows signs of thawing.
Private-equity firms will need to ensure that environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is properly implemented in their operations, as investors are increasingly demanding sustainability data to understand the risks to their portfolios from climate change.
A ban on U.S. investment in Chinese tech could drive up market volatility — but some sectors may escape untouched, Bank of America analysts said.
Investment in cleaner energy is on the verge of overtaking spending on fossil fuels for the first time ever after topping a record $1 trillion last year. "Our findings put to bed any debate about how the energy crisis will impact clean-energy deployment," said head of global analysis at BloombergNEF.
Tiger Global believes India is likely to produce the highest equity returns globally in the future, its partner Scott Shleifer said, projecting high confidence in the key overseas nation even as he admitted that the world’s second largest internet has delivered below average returns for the investor giant historically and the local startup ecosystem is grappling with governance and unit economics challenges.
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Last year’s slowdown in Asia-Pacific deals is linked to the pullback by US institutional investors in China, said Cate Ambrose, chief executive officer of the Global Private Capital Association. Investment capital is being primarily reallocated to India.
European stocks climbed on Monday, with technology firms spearheading gains, as optimism about the eurozone economy likely avoiding a steep recession overshadowed hawkish remarks from European Central Bank (ECB) officials.
Global pension fund involvement in deal activity continued its declining trend in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Overall, 2022 was a slow year for pension fund sponsors, as they were involved in deals totaling $26.8 billion, compared to a whopping $105.57 billion in 2021.
China’s property investment fell 10 percent year-on-year in 2022, the first decline since records began in 1999, compared with a decline of 9.8 percent in the first 11 months of the year, official data showed.