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BlueMount Capital WA Office bolsters portfolio offering in the Food & Beverages Sector

23 May 2016

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BlueMount Capital WA Office bolsters portfolio offering in the Food & Beverages Sector "The Western Australian Office of BlueMount Capital is ...

Opmantek recognised as one of America's most innovative companies in the 2016 American Business Awards

23 May 2016

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OPMANTEK RECOGNISED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN THE 2016 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDSSM " Opmantek has been named as one of America’s most ...

BR Sustainable Investments Australia Recommends Trac Offer

20 May 2016

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" Please read the prospectus documents. ASX code TRC, bookbuild code TRCXBB. We recommend the offer. The levels of CO2 in the atmosphere ...

Paradigm & IODM - Extension of Offer

05 May 2016

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"Paradigm Metals Limited (ASX: PDM) wishes to announce that the Offers under the Prospectus dated 1 April 2016 have been ...

IODM signs strategic alliance agreement with National Credit Insurance

05 May 2016

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"Melbourne, Australia –- May 5, 2016: Paradigm Metals Limited (“Paradigm” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that IODM has ...

Introductions to Solar, Balustrades, Automated AR Cycle plus news - Funding Strategies Connect April May 2016

29 April 2016

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  Introductions to Solar, Balustrades, Automated AR Cycle plus news - Funding Strategies Connect April/May 2016 Dear Readers, As I am heading off ...

Ocular Robotics: The Company Appoints Turkish Distribution Partner LEO Engineering, and Impressive Display of Ocular Robotics’ Products at Connect Expo 2016

26 April 2016

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"Ocular Robotics Appoints Turkish Distribution Partner LEO Engineering Ocular Robotics is pleased to announce the appointment of Turkish automation technology reseller ...

Opmantek in record period of growth

26 April 2016

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"The Opmantek management team was pleased to report excellent Q1 closing figures during a shareholder update web conference last Thursday. “The ...

IODM Market Update

26 April 2016

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" Paradigm Metals Limited (“Paradigm” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide an IODM Market Summary as provided by the management of IODM. Focus ...

Integrity Compliance Systems' CEO invited to speak at major food safety conferences

22 April 2016

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" ICS provide the only training course in Australia for Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Points (VACCP) plan, which is now ...

ATIC: New Revenue Streams

22 April 2016

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"Funds Management services to start in June 2016 Until now ATIC’s core product has been equity research, and resulting buy/sell share ...

23rd Annual AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Winners Announced

14 April 2016

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"Shanghai: 14th April - The AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards Gala Dinner last night recognised Australian and Chinese businesses in ...

Integrity Compliance Solutions wins US based seafood processing giant Trident Seafood

06 April 2016

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 Integrity Compliance Solutions wins US based seafood processing giant Trident Seafood    "It is an exciting time for Integrity Compliance Systems Limited ...

China Dairy IPO closes following solid demand

05 April 2016

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"China Dairy Corporation Limited (“China Dairy or “the Company”) today announced the successful closure of its ASX IPO following solid ...

BlueMount Capital in Perth has expanded its senior ranks

05 April 2016

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BlueMount Capital in Perth has expanded its senior ranks with the addition of Patrick Kedemos as Managing Partner and James ...

Everything you need to know about Building-integrated photovoltaics

30 March 2016

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"...But while major installations might be few and far between, there are some exciting developments in design and innovation. Leading ...

Ocular Robotics: Ocular Technology Applied to Solve Structural Fatigue Testing Limitations, and March a Busy Time for Exhibition of Ocular Products Around the World

23 March 2016

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"Ocular Technology Applied to Solve Structural Fatigue Testing Limitations One of the most exciting features of the OCR business for the ...

ATIC: Sales Team Growing & Marketing ramping up!

23 March 2016

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"  4 full time sales staff, 2 more commencing 4th April 2016. Lead generation has commenced via online and telemarketing. 1 full time ...

Sales Team Growing & Marketing Ramping Up!

23 March 2016

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" Australian Trading and Investment Corporation update SALES TEAM GROWING & MARKETING RAMPING UP! • 4 full time sales staff, 2 more commencing ...

appee to be used by Jean Hailes for Women's Health

18 March 2016

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" Appee Ltd is please to announce more great news – The Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Foundation will be using ...

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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