Asia and Oceania

The Asian continent is home to 60% of the world’s population, with more than 4.5 billion people living in 49 different nations. It is the fastest growing economic region in the world, with an accumulated US$4 trillion of foreign exchange reserves. The huge markets of China and India offer unparalleled opportunities, as do the smaller – but expanding – economies of Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Pakistan. Manufacturing, hi-tech, financial services and biotechnology are all huge growth areas in the region, and present incredible opportunities to investors and businesses alike. 

Countries in Asia and Oceania

Wealth is most highly concentrated in China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as in the oil-rich countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. South Korea and Taiwan, along with many other Asian countries, have sophisticated heavy-industry and electrical manufacturing industries. Hong Kong has a huge financial industry, whilst the fast-growing economies of China and India offer a wealth of opportunity in manufacturing, commodities, outsourcing and computer software, respectively. 

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China

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Australia

Australia is known as a prime investment destination because it provides a low-risk and relatively easy environment in which to do business. The country has a resilient economy filled with smart and enterprising people. It offers a secure location for business while it is connected to the world through various highly successful industries.

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Russian Federation

The Russian Federation has an upper-middle income mixed economy. Over 80% of Russian exports abroad are comprised of natural gas, oil, timber, and metals.

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The Asian continent is home to 60% of the world’s population, with more than 4.5 billion people living in 49 different nations.

Companies Investing in Asia and Oceania

Many funds are turning their attention to Asia-Pacific, believing the time is ripe to invest in its rapidly growing economy. GDP in the overall region rose by 5% in 2017, and the expected outlook for 2018 is rosy. Industry in particular is a greatly developing field. Investors will also want to concentrate on Japan, as the Nikkei Stock Average is rising fast and the Japanese economy is enjoying a period of strength. China presents great opportunities as well, as the Chinese government announce plans to focus on growth over the next three years.

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SoftBank Group

SoftBank Group is a Japanese conglomerate with various subsidiaries and investments around the world. Read about the company’s history and find out more about its most significant investments.

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CyberAgent Ventures

CyberAgent Ventures invests in countries around the Asia-Pacific region. The top countries invested in are Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. CyberAgent Ventures selects technology-focused companies that also have exceptional international market potential and are run by entrepreneurs who have good leadership and management skills.

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Kickstart Ventures

Kickstart Ventures

Kickstart Ventures, a venture capital company located in the Philippines. Find out more about its history and discover its significant investments.

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Pix Vine Capital

Pix Vine Capital

Pix Vine Capital, an investment firm located in Singapore with interests in the technology field. Find out about its ventures in Asia and plans to expand abroad.

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Far East Ventures

Far East Ventures

Far East Ventures is an all-stage, all-sector venture capital firm based in the Asian Pacific. The company has a keen interest in investing in disruptive technologies within every sector including med-tech, e-commerce and information technology.

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Ventech China

Ventech China

Ventech China, a venture capital company with a range of interesting investments in various industries. Read about its history and find out more about its significant investments.

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InnoVen Capital

InnoVen Capital, the top venture lending firm in India. Find out how it started, where it operates from and learn more about its significant investments.

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Venture Capital Bank (VCBank)

Venture Capital Bank is an Islamic investment bank that operates in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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DMG Mori Seiki Co.

Nagoya, DMG Mori Seiki Co. is a Japanese machine tool manufacturing and sales company. The company, led by President Masahiko Mori, employs more than 4,000 staff members across the globe, and has completed over 160,000 successful installations in a variety of countries.

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Many funds are turning their attention to Asia and Oceania, believing the time is ripe to invest in its rapidly growing economy.

Investors with Interest in Asia and Oceania

Investors with interest in Asia Pacific are spoiled for choice, as it offers so much opportunity. Its three biggest sectors are natural resources, manufacturing and software. Natural resources abound in the former Soviet Union, which is rich in metals like gold, iron and lead. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait are rich in oil reserves. The manufacturing sector is strongest in East Asia – particularly in manufacturing of cheap, low-value goods and sophisticated, high-tech products. India has emerged as one of the world’s largest exporters of software and information technology services. With so much choice, the region truly offers something for everyone. 

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Baldo Sanso

Baldo Sanso is an Italian-Venezuelan executive and investor. He serves as president of Tracia Hong Kong and is Director of the Swiss China Corporation.

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Zarakh Iliev

Zarakh Iliev is a Russian businessman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Ploshchad Evropy”, Chairman of the Board of Directors of LLC “Vysotka” (owner of Radisson Collection Hotel Moscow, former Hotel Ukraina)

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Suleyman Kerimov

Suleyman Kerimov

Kerimov’s breakthrough in the investment world came when he borrowed $43 million from a bank, invested it, doubled it and paid back loan in only 4 months.

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Sweta Rau

Sweta Rau

Angel investor and founder of venture capital firm White Ventures, Sweta Rau is one of the biggest players in India’s FinTech, EdTech and BlockChain industries

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Mazen Al-Sawwaf

Mazen Al Sawwaf

Mazen Al-Sawwaf is a Saudi Arabian businessman with investments throughout Europe and Africa, and developing interests in the United States.

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Abhishek Bhatewara

Abhishek Bhatewara

Abhishek Bhatewara is an Indian real estate developer, angel investor, and the Director at Clique Solar. Key investment sectors include clean tech, real estate, AI and big data.

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Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan

Sheikh Khalifa acts as the chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a wealth fund that manages over $600B in assets and handles the Emirate’s oil reserve

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Meir Shamir

Meir Shamir

One of Europe’s shrewdest early-stage technology investors, Errol Damelin is regarded a discreet and successful serial investor and founder

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Shlomo Kramer

Shlomo Kramer

Shlomo Kramer is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor with a deep interest in information technology, and particularly in cybersecurity.

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Investors with interest in Asia and Oceania are spoiled for choice, as it offers so much opportunity. Its three biggest sectors are natural resources, manufacturing and software.

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Read our featured stories from around Asia Pacific, and discover the latest investment developments and trends that may help shape your view of the region.

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