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Australia's determination this week that private equity profits may – in certain circumstances – be taxed as income rather than capital gains has left more questions than answers.
Offshore LPs are giving a lukewarm reception to Shanghai’s Qualified Foreign LP programme until it is finalised.
Offshore LPs invested with China-based private equity managers are concerned at the conflict of interest between USD-denominated vehicles and their RMB-denominated counterparts. But what can be done?
The Swiss firm's twelfth office will support investment activities and client relationships in the Middle East and India.
A pilot scheme would allow the conversion of up to 50% of an RMB fund from foreign currency, removing a huge hurdle facing foreign investors seeking access to China's private equity market.
Recent surveys point to emerging Asia as a hub for global investment activity. But is it in danger of becoming too hot, too quickly?
Improved access to the estimated $1tr Shariah-compliant pool of capital in the MENA region may spur more firms to switch to Islamic private equity funds.
Wilcom, Japan's fourth largest telecoms operator, has filed for bankruptcy.
The Australian Tax Office's proposals for stricter tax rules on private equity investment stand to lose Australia its title as Asia's most investor-friendly investment destination.
Australia's draft rules on tougher tax for private equity deals lack an understanding of the asset class and will drive foreign investors from Australia, the Australian private equity association has said.

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