News

Number of news items returned: 181 to 200 records of 391

2016 So Far, Not So Good

29 January 2016

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"... Whilst 2015 may have finished with a Santa rally in capital markets, 2016 has started horribly with losses across the ...

Gartner lists Opmantek in 2016 Market Guide for Network Automation

27 January 2016

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) a multi award winning provider of IT infrastructure management and Audit solutions, today announced that it has been ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation Ltd – Update

21 January 2016

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"To all interested parties, welcome to an exciting 2016! ...Since our last update we’re finding tremendous traction in setting the foundation ...

Equity Crowdfunding and Investment Opportunties

29 December 2015

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Looking to assist investors and private businesses in 2016 - from the team at Funding Strategies.   Funding Strategies provides Corporate ...

2015: An Inflection Point?

16 December 2015

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"As 2015 draws to a close the year we thought we’d recap the year and look at what’s on the ...

CRe8 Home & Finance Ltd – last chance to participate in this innovative company

14 December 2015

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"...CRe8 has had a stellar 2015, the highlights of which are listed below; Glenvill Homes (CRe8’s home builder partner) committed to ...

Opmantek Sales growth a new record

14 December 2015

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has continued on its high growth trajectory signing significant customer agreements in November throughout the USA and Latin ...

Ocular Robotics RE05 3D Scanner to be used in European Space Agency Moon Exploration Project, Rovina Project Shows Off Digital Reconstruction of the ARIS Priscilla Catacombs

08 December 2015

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"Ocular Robotics RE05 3D Scanner to be used in European Space Agency Moon Exploration Project.   Aerospace company GMV have been awarded ...

Australian Trading and Investment Corporation Investor Update

07 December 2015

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"To all interested parties, Since our last update there have been some exciting updates, as listed below:   ..Our model portfolio increased by ...

BioCube Corporation: A Promising Year End for BioCube

04 December 2015

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"This has been a busy and exciting few weeks for the team at BioCube Corporation. Commencing with an Austrade mission ...

BioCube Raising $3 Million

13 November 2015

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The Eco Investor website published the following article about BioCube on November 13th, 2015:   "The developer of a portable and community-sized ...

Funding Strategies Connect - November 2015

12 November 2015

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Dear Readers, Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to BioCube, Appee and China Dairy. Ocular Robotics and Opmantek have both ...

Pre-Christmas Networking Event Invitation

11 November 2015

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We are delighted to invite you  to a pre-Christmas networking event over drinks and canapes with the Funding Strategies &  ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Close of offer – 18th December 2015

10 November 2015

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To Whom It May Concern: CRe8 has received a positive response from its offer with the following highlights:   Round 1 closed within ...

SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding

01 November 2015

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SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding - big news in the discussion around equity funding for emerging and growing companies! ...

Ocular Robotics Recognised as a Game Changer in Silicon Valley, and Media Interest in the Unique Capabilities of OCR’s 3D Scanners Grows with Articles from SPAR Point Group and Lidar News

26 October 2015

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"Ocular Robotics Recognised as a Game Changer in Silicon Valley. Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a game changer in the ...

Australian Trading and Investment Corporation update: New Team, New Home & Bigger Plans!

23 October 2015

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"Successfully launches a limited Convertible Note offering US Fund Manager and Australian Small Cap Equity Fund Manager join the Management Board The ...

Queensland Premier names Opmantek as Queensland's Leading ICT Exporter and Innovator

23 October 2015

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has been acknowledged by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for innovation, leadership and for being QLD’s leading ICT exporter ...

Ocular Robotics Issues Supplementary Offer Document

19 October 2015

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"The Company has issued a Supplementary Offer Document, dated 17th October 2015 in order to provide investors with an update ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Cornerstone $1m Investor and Trading Halt Update

15 October 2015

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"To Whom It May Concern: We are very pleased and excited to announce that CRe8 Home and Finance Ltd (CRe8) has ...

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 18

 

 

Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and the 2018 Family Offices Solutions Showcase and Asia Co-Investors workshops recently in Hong Kong. The Asian Financial Forum is an annual gathering of foremost financial and business leaders.

The takeaway messages from an Australian perspective were:

  • The world economy is growing, inflation and interest rates are subdued and all major economies are contributing in a “synchronised expansion”
  • World growth is expected to be approx. 3.7%;
  • Asia is contributing approx. 2/3 of the worlds growth with China being approx. 1/3 of the world economy;
  • The new industrial revolution is underway with Big Data / Blockchain / Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and Cybersceurity technologies gaining traction;
  • China is looking to grow sustainably and is investing in R&D and technology and encouraging enterprises to go international (part of the Belt and Road initiative);
  • China is also building world class financial platforms eg. Shanghai and Shenzen Connect, where Chinese mainland and Hong Kong investors can invest in securities listed on the Shaghai, Shenzen and Hong Kong stock exchanges seamlessly;
  • Investor confidence is high with 58% of participants saying that the global outlook for 2018 will be better (compared with 22% last year);
  • Interestingly the participants ranked the “Policy directions of the US administration” as the largest global economic risk for 2018 (as a side note as I was returning to Australia the US Govt had “shut down” due to the impasse in the Senate);
  • China was seen as the most attractive region for investment return in 2018 with Southeast Asia being second;
  • The Telecom, media and technology (TMT) sector was seen as having the greatest growth potential with Healthcare being second;
  • Respondents expected China’s real GDP growth rate to be between 6-7% in 2018 with the majority of respondents predicting growth at the higher end of the range;
  • Hong Kong is the single largest direct investor into China and Hong Kong receives 50-60% of all outflows from China;
  • Private markets are very buoyant with large private equity and venture capital firms having trouble deploying capital;
  • Risks for deployment of funds are around management teams, creating value and valuations;
  • Funds are looking for foreign markets to exit investee companies due to more favourable “share lock up” arrangements;
  • Limited Partners are also driving direct investments rather that via funds as they become more sophisticated.

We were also able to meet a number of our investors and counterparties as well as meet new funds and family offices looking to deploy capital.

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