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September 1, 2016

Family business Toyota shot up almost one-third in its brand portfolio value to $55.3 billion this year, in the latest annual evaluation of the world’s most powerful brands.

Family business Toyota shot up almost one-third in its brand portfolio value to $55.3 billion this year, in the latest annual evaluation of the world’s most powerful brands.

The Japanese company owned by the Toyoda family grew by 30% to become the fifth fastest growing portfolio of brands, according to branded business valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance.

July 14, 2016

Dr Caroline Freund’s Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms looks at the rise of the newly super rich in the emerging world: who they are, how they got there, and their characteristics compared with the multi-generational wealthy in developed markets, such as America.

July 12, 2016

The largest publicly-listed Chinese fast food restaurant group in the world is mourning the death of its founder and first president.

The largest publicly-listed Chinese fast food restaurant group in the world is mourning the death of its founder and first president.

Cafe de Coral Group announced Victor Lo Tang-seong died peacefully on 30 June, surrounded by his family. He was 101-years-old.

July 1, 2016

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Latin America is “dragging down” growth in the world’s population of the super-wealthy but Asia Pacific is tipped to push global wealth over the $100 trillion mark.

Ultra-high net worth individual (UHNWI) wealth traditionally drove high net worth individual (HNWI) wealth each year however, the usual boost did not materialise in 2015, according to new World Wealth Report by Capgemini.

June 17, 2016

Australian casino firm Crown Resorts plans to spin-off its international investments, including its underperforming AUD$2.7 billion ($2 billion) interests in the Chinese gaming capital Macau, into a separate listed company.

Australian casino firm Crown Resorts plans to spin-off its international investments, including its underperforming AUD$2.7 billion ($2 billion) interests in the Chinese gaming capital Macau, into a separate listed company.

Former chairman James Packer, son of the late media mogul Kerry Packer, remains the majority controller of Crown Resorts with a 53% stake.

November 27, 2014

Samsung announced $2 billion share buyback scheme; African family business secures stake in new Coca-Cola operation; and Dalian Wanda seek approval for $6 billion IPO. 

Samsung announced $2 billion share buyback scheme

Family-owned chaebol Samsung has announced a $2 billion share buyback plan following calls from investors to improve returns.

The largest smartphone maker in the world said it would buy back 1.65 million common shares and 250,000 preferred shares – the second-largest buyback in the firm’s history, according to Reuters.

October 15, 2014

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

Asia’s wealthy families are focused on the challenges of successful wealth transfer, while wealthy Mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at alternative investments and cross-border investment opportunities, new research suggests.

February 27, 2014

Proposals to reform the way high net worth investors can gain fast-track entry to the UK, including an eBay-style auction of 100 visas, has been met with skepticism by immigration specialists. 

Proposals to reform the way high net worth investors can gain fast-track entry to the UK, including an eBay-style auction of 100 visas, has been met with skepticism by immigration specialists.

The proposals for changes to the Tier 1 investor visa programme from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), a non-departmental public body, included:

December 30, 2013

He started his career in the petrochemical firm his father founded, but when Ben Walters, 38, moved to Shanghai to set up an office he started a rather different business – selling sneakers based on the classic Chinese construction worker’s Liberation shoe. 

He started his career in the petrochemical firm his father founded, but when Ben Walters, 38, (pictured, right) moved to Shanghai to set up an office he started a rather different business – selling sneakers based on the classic Chinese construction worker’s Liberation shoe.

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