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The first issue of perpetual bonds by one of China’s big three policy banks is scheduled to …

A child from the Uyghur community during a protest in Istanbul, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, against what they allege is oppression by …

Eurazeo has held a final close for its third growth fund on EUR 1.6bn, surpassing its EUR 1bn target. Source link

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future debuts on Nasdaq valued at $5 billion – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

The Shanghai municipal government has unveiled plans to transform its Pudong district into an international financial centre to rival the City of …

China Power | Society | East Asia In China, celebrities are under greater political and societal pressure to refrain from “immoral conduct.”  Is this the Chinese …

Palamon Capital Partners has sold its stake in online beauty products retailer Feelunique to beauty retailer Sephora in a deal that values …

The Chinese Communist Party: Made (partly) in Japan – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

The Zhejiang province port city of Ningbo just south of Shanghai is investing heavily in the development of the local blockchain sector …

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Unigestion has launched its second Emerging Managers Choice Fund, which is targeting EUR 300m and will back first- or second-generation fund managers …

China rejects WHO plan for Wuhan lab audits, suggests COVID origins study continue in other countries – SupChina Skip to the content …

The financial district of Pudong in Shanghai is on track to become a leading pilot zone for the exploration of fintech applications …

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Ardian has acquired a stake in management consultancy Nova Reperta, marking Ardian Growth’s first deal in Belgium. Source link

China’s complicated relationship with LGBTQ+ rights – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyHoneycombXAGSMDGDUFoiaSky …

One of China’s big state-owned banks has slashed fees for use of its debit cards with the …

China Power | Environment | East Asia Historic rainfall in Henan province caused severe flooding, including in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital. In this photo released by …

FPE Capital has acquired UK-based employee benefits software Zest from fintech support service Fintel. Source link

America’s second most senior diplomat heads to Tianjin, the Chinese capital’s satellite city – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any …

The Chinese central government has announced the designation of five major cities as centres for efforts to …

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London-headquartered mid-market GP Bridgepoint has listed on the London Stock Exchange with a a market capitalisation of GBP 2.88bn. Source link

Beijing Lights: ‘I feel excited about the new beginning’ – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The benchmark rate for the Chinese banking sector has held steady for the 15th consecutive month in the month of July.  The …

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Keensight Capital has sold its stake in Spain-headquartered autonomous mobile robots manufacturer Asti Mobile Robotics to industrial technology business ABB. Source link

Passengers trapped in Zhengzhou subway as floodwaters rise – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

The Chinese central bank has flagged support for trial opening of the capital account in Shanghai’s Lingang …

Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. Credit: …

Milan-based venture capital firm Panakès Partners has held a first close for its second fund; Panakès Fund II will broaden the firm’s …

The China-Australia trade war is hurting Mongolia’s environment – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

One of China’s big three policy banks has staged a bond issue for the country’s “Silicon Valley” of agriculture in the island …

Chinese Foreign Ministry new spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office …

Silverfleet Capital no longer intends to raise capital for its third flagship fund, turning its focus to follow-on investments and realisations in …

Advertisers flee mega pop star Kris Wu over allegations of predatory behavior – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Chinese state-owned investors plans to sell off the remains of collapsed insurance conglomerate Anbang for more than USD$5 billion, several years after …

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BC Partners is to sell its stake in Pharmathen to Partners Group in a deal that values the generic contract development and …

Why the U.S. should avoid ideological competition with China – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

A slew of Chinese banks have removed their subscription fees for mutual fund sales, in anticipation of a shift in business models …

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Revolut, a UK-based payments and banking platform, has raised USD 800m in its Series E funding round at a valuation of USD …

Chinese influencer’s death after liposuction highlights dangers of plastic surgery – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The former head of the Chinese central bank has called for the exercise of greater prudence and scrutiny in the decisions it …

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Tikehau Capital has announced the appointment of Cécile Cabanis to the role of deputy CEO as part of its new management structure, …

Chinese father faces murder charges in the deaths of his two young children – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any …

China and the world’s biggest bank in terms of assets has retained its leading position in the …

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CVC Credit has provided the debt facilities to support Livingbridge’s recent acquisition of World of Books, a UK-based online reseller of secondhand …

What the Didi fiasco reveals about China’s fealty to markets – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

Trials for the use of the Digital Renminbi have seen rapid expansion since their launch by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) …

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The sale of German thermoelectric technology specialist Laird Thermal Systems is moving into an interim round with confirmatory bids due 21 July, …

Beijing demands Hong Kong build ‘iron wall’ of national security as Washington warns businesses of political risk – SupChina Skip to the …

The peak body for the Chinese banking sector plans to launch a government-approved certification program for fintech …

In this Monday, May 24, 2021 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at the …

Nordic Capital has acquired a majority stake in UK-based financial data software platform Duco in a deal that will see CME Ventures, …

China’s left-behind villages and the people in them – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

One of China’s leading joint-stock banks has seen its retail investor assets under management (AUM) rise past …

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San Francisco-headquartered Hellman & Friedman (H&F) has held a final close for Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners X on USD 24.4bn. Source …

The world’s largest carbon market is finally about to start trading in China – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any …

China has seen a sharp rise in financial inclusion loans following a push from Beijing for more …

China’s President Xi Jinping, right and Cameroon President Paul Biya shake hands, prior to their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of …

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​​Pakistan bus explosion kills at least nine Chinese; Beijing blames bomb – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has sent a slew of key policy signals at a press conference held on …

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Permira has made a EUR 1.9bn investment in listed online classifieds platform Adevinta, acquiring around 125 million shares from eBay to take …

U.S. to issue risky business warning for Hong Kong – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The Chinese central government has released a new policy initiative to spur growth in the country’s 5G …

China Power | Security | East Asia “There is no problem of radioactive leakage to the environment,” China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a …

Triton is to sell its stake in Sweden-based building maintenance business Polygon to AEA Investors, netting returns of 5.3x invested capital. Source …

Power of symbolism: The swim that changed Chinese history – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The head of one of China’s big state-owned banks has highlighted the increasingly important role of data in the financial sector as …

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Hellman & Friedman (H&F), BlackRock and GIC are to acquire a 13% stake in vehicle glass repair and replacement firm Belron in …

Didi debacle highlights weaknesses in regulatory coordination, but it’s not decoupling – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has announced that it will assess the ability of …

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17Capital has announced it has raised USD 4.5bn across its preferred equity financing strategies, including a final close for 17Capital Fund 5 …

U.S. warship ‘sent away with a warning’ by China as Biden backs Trump policy on South China Sea – SupChina Skip to …

China has just seen the launch of a new nationwide body for the trading of data assets, as part of efforts to …

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Ufenau Capital Partners has sold its stake in Swiss IT Security (SITS) in a secondary buyout to Triton, netting more than 12x …

China responds to UK’s call to boycott Beijing Olympics – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

Privately offered funds in China have posted robust returns since the start of 2021. China’s privately offered …

China Power | Politics | East Asia The five editors and executives are accused of conspiring with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and Hong …

Graphite Capital has sold its stake in automotive repair and refinishing products business U-Pol to US-based Axalta Coating Systems, marking the second …

ByteDance finally reads the room and cancels six-day work weeks – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The State Council has flagged the further use of cuts to the reserve ratio to support China’s financial markets, to the surprise …

China Power | Society | East Asia Taiwanese factories, along with one county government, are implementing discriminatory policies that prohibit freedom of movement for Southeast Asian …

The owners of M+ Group, a business process outsourcing service, have appointed William Blair to assess strategic options for the company, including …

Hong Kong: Brace for incoming! – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyAutel RoboticsAviation …

A senior official from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has indicated that the authority holds a …

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Novalis Biotech Incubation, a Belgian seed-stage biotech investor, has held a final close for its second fund on €25m. Source link

COVID-19 origins and the state of science reporting in China – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

A senior official from the Chinese central bank said that regulators have stepped up their anti-trust measures to encompass other key players …

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VR Equitypartner has sold its stake in Germany-based online bathroom fittings and furniture retailer Megabad to FSN Capital. Source link

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The Zhejiang province capital of Hangzhou is hailing the success of a digital finance platform that uses …

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London-headquartered DN Capital has announced the final close of DN Capital Global Venture Capital V (GVC V) on €300m, surpassing its €200m …

Tencent launches a space program – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyAutel RoboticsAviation …

Chinese banking regulators will continue to maintain their focus on keeping macro-leverage levels steady and maintaining pressure …

China Power | Diplomacy | East Asia Cui Tiankai announced his imminent departure this week. What does that mean for the China-U.S. relationship? Ambassador Cui Tiankai …

EQT has sold Spain-based Igenomix – a reproductive medicine and rare diseases diagnostics business – to listed Swedish market peer Vitrolife in …

Chinese gene firm that stores data from prenatal test used worldwide has PLA links – SupChina Skip to the content Search for …

Employee recruitment in the Chinese finance and fintech sectors has surged in the first half of 2021, …

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Stirling Square Capital Partners has acquired Spain-based agricultural biostimulants producer Sustainable Agro Solutions (SAS). Source link

Retracing the Long March: Middle-class dreams and mudslides – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

The Chinese central government has outlined plans to step up regulation and standardisation of the Industrial Internet …

In this Friday, June 18, 2021, file photo, a worker packs copies of the Apple Daily newspaper at the printing house in …

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Did China take another step to financial decoupling with new VIE rules? – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has issued a fresh directive outlining a slew of measures to …

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) distributor Groupe RG – a portfolio company of LBO France – has announced a refinancing via an impact …

There will never be another airport like Hong Kong’s Kai Tak – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

Fraudulent schemes targeting cryptocurrency speculators have spread to multiple parts of China after Beijing cracked down on the domestic Bitcoin and ICO …

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Didi drops 20% after IPO as Beijing tightens data security review – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The Chinese central government has launched a national campaign to encourage the development of industrial apps as …

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Bain Capital Ventures and Thrive Capital have co-led a DKK 940m (€126m) series-C round for Danish fintech company Pleo. Source link

China men’s basketball to miss Olympics for first time since 1984 – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

China has seen real estate lending drop to an eight-year low, amidst efforts by Beijing to prevent …

China Power | Society | East Asia In past electoral politics, marriage equality was seldom a dominant issue, but the landscape is shifting and some barriers …

Apollo Global Management has made an offer to buy a 67% stake in recycled cardboard producer Reno De Medici Group (RDM), acquiring …

Retracing the Long March: A red pilgrimage on motorbike – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

China’s commercial banks are expected to maintain robust levels of lending to micro and small-enterprises (MSE’s) in the second half of 2021, …

China Power | Economy | East Asia Australia is seeking arbitration at the WTO over Chinese tariffs on Australian wine. Advertisement Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan …

EQT sells Iver to ICG

EQT has agreed to sell Sweden-based IT-outsourcing business Iver Holding to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). Source link

From Sneevliet to Xi: How Chinese communism has endured and evolved over 100 years – SupChina Skip to the content Search for …

The latest official data indicates that China’s external debt levels breached the USD$2.5 trillion yuan threshold in the first half of 2021. …

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Buyout house Astorg Partners is preparing the launch of its next flagship fund, according to a regulatory filing. Source link

Why there are so few women in Chinese politics – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The Xiong’an New Area in Hebei province has launched trials to incentivise physical exercise on the part …

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CapMan has agreed to acquire a majority stake in sports nutrition, supplements, and equipment company MM Sports from Verdane.  Source link

Following the Long March: A pilgrimage of the CCP’s journey – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The Chinese central government has called for banking sector financial institutions to use debt issues to raise …

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Charterhouse Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in France-based B2B digital marketing agency Labelium from Qualium Investissement. Source link

Sony faces anger on Chinese internet for now-canceled event on July 7, the anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China – SupChina Skip …

A leading expert on the Chinese economy says that recent efforts by authorities to step up pressure on domestic fintech companies will …

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Summa Equity has acquired Myneva, a German software provider for the social care sector, from Bid Equity. Source link

China beefs up military position with more Indian border units, desert missile silos, navy forces – SupChina Skip to the content Search …

TikTok-owned ByteDance has launched a new tech company in the Anhui-province capital of Hefei. “Hefei Wanyin Zhifu …

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Montagu Private Equity has acquired Ireland-based fund governance and regulatory firm Waystone from MML Capital Partners. Source link

China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law: Concerns and uncertainty abound – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s securities regulator has made a range of changes to the formatting of financial reports submitted by …

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Nordic private equity firm Polaris has agreed to sell portfolio company ProData Consult to Axcel. Source link

China’s rise is ‘unstoppable,’ Xi declares in Tiananmen speech marking 100th anniversary of CCP – SupChina Skip to the content Search for …

China’s top financial authorities have called for upward adjustments to the risk tolerance for certain categories of lending in a bid to …

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling …

Unigestion has held a final close on €611m for its Unigestion Direct II fund, surpassing its target of €600m. Source link

Chinese parents defend son’s choice to wear skirt, sparking conversations about gender-neutral parenting – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any …

Chinese financial institutions have shored up their presence on the 2021 list of the Top 1000 World Banks compiled by British publication …

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KKR has today announced the opening of a new office in Stockholm to boost its activity in the region.  Source link

China is officially malaria-free, says WHO – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any China-based companyAviation …

The official news outlet of the Chinese central bank has published an opinion piece calling for the use of digital transformation to …

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Netherlands-headquartered private equity firm Karmijn Kapitaal has held a first close for its third fund, which has a hard-cap of €120m. Source …

In the 7th century, a Chinese coup of Shakespearean proportions – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

The cloud subsidiary of tech giant Tencent has entered a partnership with a leading Shenzhen fintech company for the development of a …

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Private equity firm Altor has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Palette Software from Monterro, the founders and management. …

Feminist Chinese comedian poses for sexy photo shoot, prompting debate among fans – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Domestic analysts say that China’s central bank digital currency, commonly referred to as the “Digital Renminbi,” actually involves the implementation of a …

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Phoenix Equity Partners has signed an agreement to sell its majority stake in portfolio company Rayner Surgical Group to CVC Capital Partners. …

China turns on world’s second-largest hydropower plant in Sichuan – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for …

The Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has just convened its routine meeting …

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Oakley Capital and other co-investors have signed an agreement to sell their stakes in education platform Ace Education to trade buyer Groupe …

China men’s basketball team prepares for Olympic qualifiers – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

Listings by Chinese tech companies have plunged on both domestic and offshore bourses, in the wake of greater pressure from regulators concerned …

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Private equity firm The Riverside Company has acquired a majority stake in Cryptomathic, a Danish B2B provider of cybersecurity software.  Source link

Does plant-based meat have a future in China? – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

China’s banking authority has green-lit a new bond issue by one of the country’s big three policy …

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5 must-watch Chinese LGBTQ films for Pride Month – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

A new report from IDC puts the value of China’s big data market at over 677 billion …

China Power | Society | East Asia Taiwan also recalled its diplomats from Hong Kong last weekend after city officials forced them to support Beijing’s “one …

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U.S. Senate plans to spend hundreds of billions to counter China – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company …

The Chinese central government has issued a new policy that outlines ambitions for China to become a …

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Private equity firm EQT has announced the launch of its longer-hold investment strategy and announced its first investment in existing portfolio company …

The Zunghar–Qing Wars and colonization in Central Asia – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …

British banking giant Standard Chartered has helped two of China’s big three policy banks raise US dollars …

China Power | Diplomacy | East Asia Hungary under Viktor Orban has been the most China-friendly country in the EU in recent years. That might be …

Private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners has signed an agreement to acquire crane rental service Uperio from LFPI Group. Source link

Chinese vaccine diplomacy pays off with strengthened Southeast Asia ties – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search …

A new report from one of China’s top tertiary institutions forecasts that the country’s active labour force …

China Power | Politics | East Asia Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo will likely see a promotion at the 2022 Communist Party Congress, perhaps to vice …

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China fights Delta COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou with lockdowns and mass testing – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based …

Chinese tech giant Tencent has just submitted an application for a new fintech-related trademark that will be …

Protesters hold placards reading in Hungarian “we will not be a colony,” left, and “no Fudan” as they gather in downtown Budapest, …

Norwegian software company SmartCraft, currently owned by Swedish GP Valedo Partners, has announced plans to go public. Source link

China bans extreme sports following Gansu ultramarathon tragedy – SupChina Skip to the content Search for any China-based company Search for any …