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. 

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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China

China’s phenomenal economic growth over the past couple of decades is largely because of the urbanization it has experienced.

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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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YJ Capital

YJ Capital, a Japanese venture capital firm focused on backing entrepreneurs with a global mindset to successfully build long-lasting internet companies.

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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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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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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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Pitango Venture Capital

Sequoia Capital India is a venture capital company located in Delhi, India. Find out about the company’s 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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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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Innoven Capital

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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Shandong Ruyi Technology Group

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co. Ltd

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co. Ltd. is a Chinese textile and clothing manufacturing giant with a significant interest in Europe.

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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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Gideon Tadmor

Gideon Tadmor is a co-founder and Chairman of Navitas Petroleum. With over two decades of experience in launching and managing international petroleum exploration and production projects, Tadmor is known as a pioneer and thought leader in the Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas industry.

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Justin Hall

Justin Hall is a partner at Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based early-stage venture capital company. He is responsible for sourcing investments across the Asia Pacific region.

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Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner is an investor who holds a degree in Theoretical Physics, with investments in a range of companies and a strong interest in scientific ventures.

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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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Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals. Ranked at number eight in India

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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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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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Brett Mason

Brett Mason

Brett Mason is an Australian entrepreneur, investor an inventor who holds several directorships in a variety of industries including oil, property and building supplies.

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faisal aftab

Faisal Aftab

Faisal Aftab is a veteran in his field. Since April 2018 he has held the role of managing partner responsible for the venture capital arm of Lakson Investments Limited in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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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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