3 R’s of Turning Around an Almost Unbankable Business Proposal

Tons of business proposals ended up in the trash everyday. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and investment brokers may ask, just what are the investors looking for? The answer might just be a question in itself – Is your project bankable? If you know your business proposal has ended up in the…

More firms allowed on New Third Board

On May 29, 2016, Posted by , In China,China Companies,China Corporates, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on More firms allowed on New Third Board

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on Friday, 27th May 2016, that it will resume listings of financial institutions, including private equity, on its Over-The-Counter (OTC) New Third Board – The NEEQ market. The regulator suspended the fundraising of financial institutions on the NEEQ market in January, on concerns of fund misuse such…

Boosting China’s Overseas M&A Push by Simpler Merger Code

On May 19, 2016, Posted by , In China,China Companies,China Corporates,Compliance,Consulting,Legal, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Boosting China’s Overseas M&A Push by Simpler Merger Code

Simpler Merger Code Proposed China is planning to remove the need for State Council approval for large, sensitive outbound deals and to allow Chinese companies to vie for the same target, that is likely to further boost record overseas acquisitions by Chinese companies. The draft rules aimed at speeding up…

Will Wearables be the Next Big Thing in Payments?

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will Wearables be the Next Big Thing in Payments?

With mobile payment taking the lead in cardless payment, will wearables be the next big thing in payments? What can the payment wearables tech firms do to encourage adoption?   1. Security Security is the key concern for the payment industry, be it online, card, mobile or wearables. Consumers are concerned…

How do we pitch to family offices?

On May 2, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Consulting,Family Office,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How do we pitch to family offices?

How do family offices want to be pitched? Family offices are one of the main targets for any fund manager or project owners. Unfortunately, not all funds or projects capture the attention of family offices, or in some cases, fund managers or project owners fail to pitch to family offices the…

Google Launches Pitch Deck Templates

On April 20, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Consulting,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Google Launches Pitch Deck Templates

Google has just launched on Google Slides a Pitch Deck template “based on proven presentation tactics” which entrepreneurs or startups can use to create their pitch for fundraising. It is a very useful template, especially to those who are creating their pitch for the very first time! The Pitch Deck template contains a…

Running a Business without Proper Legal and Compliance?

Complying to local regulations and protecting your company’s rights is essential for all businesses, particularly at the start-up stage. We noticed that many business owners will forego having proper legal and compliance procedures in place for reasons such as: Company is new and relatively small; or Legal and compliance services are…

Automated immigration clearance in Singapore for eligible China passports

On November 15, 2015, Posted by , In China,Immigration,Singapore, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Automated immigration clearance in Singapore for eligible China passports

Eligible People’s Republic of China (PRC) passport holders will be able to sign up for automated immigration clearance, enabling them to use the automated gantries at Singapore’s checkpoints when they arrive in Singapore. Overseas Immigration Assist (OIA) have summed up the application process and requirements: When does it start? 16 November 2015. Who…

Use of Seychelles CSL for Tax Planning Purposes for China

ADDITIONAL READINGS: USE OF SEYCHELLES CSL (SPECIAL LICENSE COMPANY) FOR TAX PLANNING PURPOSES FOR CHINA CHANGES IN CHINA Ongoing Chinese tax reforms are resulting in the reduction and phasing out of various tax concessions granted to foreign investors. Such reforms are occurring due to WTO requirements (level tax playing-field for…