Browsing: Asia Pacific

GLG Invests in Chinese Social Media Startup

Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), the leading expert network, made a minority investment in Shanghai-based, a Chinese version of LinkedIn.  The investment reflects GLG’s continued drive to diversify its business, ...

Japanese and South Korean Companies are Successfully Addressing ESG issues

New York – EIRIS, a global responsible investment research specialist, published its new report titled State of Responsible Business (Asia), which concludes that Asian companies, specifically those in Japan and ...

Sino-Forest Part 3: Downgraded only to see investors come its way

New York – Despite Moody’s downgrade to B1, Sino-Forest’s stock has an avid buyer in Richard Chandler’s Mandolin Fund. A report published in June by short seller Muddy Waters caused the ...

Lost in the Woods

New York –Sino-Forest said this week that it will take two to three months for its internal review to be completed and to be able to address the allegations of ...

Citic Buys Into CLSA

Citic Securities, China’s largest investment bank, recently announced that it plans to acquire 19.9 percent of Credit Agricole SA (ACA)’s brokerage units, CLSA and Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, for $374 ...

Muddy Waters around Sino-Forest

New York – A heated debate has developed after the release of a short-seller’s report that accuses Sino-Forest Corp of fraud.  Research firms express opposed views on the Chinese company ...

Springboard Research Acquired by Forrester

New York –  Forrester Research, Inc. acquired Springboard Research, a Singapore-based provider of IT industry research focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.  Forrester paid $9 million cash less certain ...

ESG 2.0

ESG 2.0 While the responsible investing community boosts its efforts to improved reporting and engagement from regulators, SolAbility, a sustainability consulting firm based in South Korea, takes issue with reporting- and ...

The Lehman Equity Research Playbook

Lehman’s U.S. equity research department made the climb from obscurity to a top ranking twice in recent history, and now its successor has similar designs in Europe and Asia.  The ...
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