Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

by: Ira Handa

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges has represented global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in respect of their investment of approximately US$58 million in a mix of primary and secondary investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, the world's largest satellite based Digital Cinema Service and the only company in the world...

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HK – Eurobond Market

by: Ira Handa

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:09 AM



In 2003, retail banks could convert their HK dollars into RMB for the first time. Seven years later, we see HK emerging as an offshore RMB center with the growing RMB Eurobond market (RMB bonds issued in Hong Kong) being a key element. The deposit base has jumped spectacularly to Rmb103.7 billion ($15.2 billion) today f...

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Deal Watch - 8/16/2010

by: Ira Handa

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:08 PM



Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in respect of its agreement with Chalco, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto’s largest shareholder, Chinalco, in relation to the Simandou iron ore project joint venture. The JV agreement will cover the development and operation of the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, including th...

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CHINESE IPO’S – SURGING AHEAD

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Hong Kong is presently the world’s largest IPO center. However, latest reports from Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predict that China is well on its way towards leading the IPO market.From 2000 to June 2010, companies in China’s mainland raised $188 billion in 495 deals on the leading bourses such as...

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Impact of European Debt Crisis on Asian Markets – A Critical Perspective

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Trade analysts by and large have concluded that the European debt crisis would not have a significant impact in Asia. Refer to an earlier blog entry available at http://asialegalblog.com/?p=2562. This entry highlights some other legitimate concerns raised by experts and attempts to blend different views in order to asce...

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China : Outbound Investment

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM



According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global foreign investment dropped 39% to around $1 trillion in 2009, against a high of $1.97 trillion in 2007.  During this time, China had foreign exchange reserves amounting to $2.4 trillion, accounting for 30.7 percent of the world total.  ...

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Europe’s Debt Crisis - Impact on Asia

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM



Asian markets must have breathed a sigh of relief after coming out less affected than most countries from the global financial crisis but are now keeping their fingers crossed as the world watches the European debt crisis unfold.Financial markets are skeptical of the bailout plan, which the EU and the IMF created last m...

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Regulatory Updates: Chinese Secrets

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM



China remains one of the world's top destinations for foreign direct investment. It attracts investment from companies in more than 190 countries, almost all Fortune 500 companies and is expected to grow by atleast 9.5% in the year 2010, as reported by World Bank.There remains no doubt that investing in China is one of ...

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