Best’s Market Segment Report: Thailand Non-Life Insurers Show Resilience Yet Challenges Remain

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 20, 2021 Despite a COVID-19-driven economic contraction in 2020 in Thailand, the country’s non-life insurance market still managed to expand, driven by strong growth in the health segment, according to a new AM Best report. With the pandemic’s negative impacts on Thailand’s exports and tourism, the country’s real GDP shrank by 6.1% in […]

Asset Value Investors (AVI) Calls for Shareholder Support to Remove and Replace Symphony International Holdings’ Board of Directors

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 29, 2021 Asset Value Investors (“AVI”) today launches a new campaign calling on shareholders of Symphony International Holdings Ltd (“SIHL”), a closed-end investment vehicle managed from Singapore and listed on the London Stock Exchange, to help bring about change at the company after years of poor performance. AVI owns a 15.4% stake in […]

Tricor & Financial Times Board Director Programme Report Reveals Critical Gaps for Boards in Thailand in Digital Governance Cybersecurity and Risk Management

BANGKOK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 28, 2021 Tricor Group and the Financial Times Board Director Programme co-released the inaugural Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report, uncovering corporate board sentiments on COVID-19 disruptions globally with a focus on Thailand and other APAC markets. According to the 2021 Asia Pacific Board Director Barometer Report: Corporate boards are struggling to keep […]

Marketing Automation Platform WebEngage Featured in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies 2021 List

MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 21, 2021 WebEngage, a full-stack Marketing Automation company, has been recognized by Financial Times as one of Asia-Pacific’s top 500 high-growth companies, debuting in the list at rank 206 to emerge as a rapidly-growing company. The report compiled in partnership with Nikkei Asia and research provider Statista — ranks Asia-Pacific companies by […]

Walgreens Announces Further Expansion of its Financial Services Business Strategy with InComm Payments

Walgreens to offer new bank account with Mastercard debit card leveraging InComm Payments’ platform InComm Payments to enhance Walgreens-branded gift card program DEERFIELD, Ill. & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 30, 2021 Walgreens today announced an agreement with InComm Payments, a leading global payments technology company, to provide convenient and accessible financial services options for its customers. Together, […]

Standard Chartered Research Finds Continued Confidence in Growth Outside Home Markets Amongst European and US Companies

Asia remains a major growth region with Africa and Middle East seeing incremental increase LONDON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 11, 2021 A second research study by Standard Chartered on the international growth strategies and challenges that CFOs and Treasurers in the US, the UK, Germany and France face indicate that, despite uncertainty caused by the […]

ReNew Power India’s Leading Renewable Energy Company  to Publicly List through Business Combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II in $8 Billion Transaction

ReNew Power, India’s leading renewable energy company, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with RMG Acquisition Corporation II (“RMG II”); upon closing, the combined entity is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “RNW” Pro forma consolidated & fully diluted enterprise value of approximately $8 billion; transaction expected […]

Next-generation Data Management Platform Solidatus Raises £14 million in Series A Funding

Solidatus rapidly delivers a trusted 360 view of an organisation’s data flows, enabling insightful, sustainable and impactful data management Solidatus has raised £14m in Series A funding off the back of a successful year which saw it double in size, quadruple in revenue, and boost expansion into markets including the US and Asia B2B enterprise […]

WorldRemit Partners with Palawan Pawnshop in the Philippines to Let Filipinos Pick Up Cash Remittances in More Locations This 2021

WorldRemit rings in the new year with a new remittance payout partner MANILA, Philippines–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 09, 2021 WorldRemit, a leading digital cross-border payments business is ringing in the new year with a new remittance payout partner in the Philippines with Palawan Pawnshop. Through this partnership, WorldRemit recipients can now directly quote WorldRemit when claiming their […]

Tricor Group Releases 2021 Asia Pacific Trade Report Focusing on Impact of RCEP on Thailand and COVID-19 Recovery

THAILAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 01, 2021 When compared to other transnational free trade agreements, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), which was signed by Thailand and 14 other countries in November of 2020 and is expected to be implemented sometime in 2021, is unrivalled in its complexity and remarkably lays the framework for a pan-Asian basic […]

Interactive Brokers Lifts All Trading Restrictions on Options

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 31, 2021 Interactive Brokers Group (Nasdaq: IBKR), a global brokerage firm, announced today that on Friday it lifted all trading restrictions on options in AMC, BB, EXPR, GME, KOSS and other options that experienced recent market volatility. The options, as well as the underlying stocks, are currently subject to increased margin requirements, […]