Weak yen & corporate divestments to drive foreign investments into Japan

The flow of foreign investments into Japan may have slowed, but the weaker yen and reforms pushing Japanese conglomerates to divest non-core business assets may yet turn the tide. The weak yen is a draw for foreign investors looking to buy Japanese assets as they will fork out less foreign currency for their acquisitions. Chua Kee Lock (Group President & CEO of Vertex Holdings) and Takashi Tomita (Managing Partner of Vertex Ventures Japan) share their perspectives on the new fund in Japan.

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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito visits Singapore

Recently, Minister Saito visited Singapore and introduced the importance of collaboration in the field of innovation that leverages the strengths of both countries, the role that this platform will play in creating global startups through collaboration between universities and research institutes, and future initiatives.

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