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“Asia is going through change that is unprecedented,” said Abrar Mir, managing partner, Quadria Capital, delivering the opening keynote speech at this year’s HealthInvestor Asia Summit at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Hong Kong-based Union Bridge intends to acquire an 85% stake in Beijing Yi Du Bai Shan Management. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
X-ZELL chief executive Sebastian Bhakdi reflected on the opportunities and challenges biotechnology start-ups face in Asia and why so many of them fail to go all the way from ideation to product launch at this year’s HealthInvestor Asia Summit at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Shares in Hermina Hospital Group, a private obstetrics and paediatrics group in Indonesia, dropped almost 25% on their debut today.
Despite all of the conversations about patient-centric technology, James Kilmister, development director at Civica, and chairman of the panel on “How tech and digitalisation can enhance operational efficiency and patient outcomes” cut straight to the heart of the matter. “How do you get it into organisations?” he asked.
The much-quoted figure that 25% of the population of Singapore is going to be over 65 within the next decade was the starting point at the “how to adapt healthcare to an ageing population” session at the HealthInvestor Asia Summit at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Healthcare on the SGX is focussed on 30 companies with US$25 billion in value most of which have an Asia Pacific focus, said Geoff Howie, director – equities & fixed income, Singapore Exchange, speaking at this year’s HealthInvestor Asia Summit at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
That there has been a shift away from the debt capital markets (DCM), was one of the takeaways from the “Healthcare and capital markets” session at this year’s HealthInvestor Asia Summit at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.



Analysis

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) healthcare industry is undergoing rapid transformation with a dramatic shift in consumer behaviour and expectations, opening up growth opportunities across diagnostics, regenerative medicine, medical tourism and digital health.
Tan Chorh Chuan, executive director at the Office for Healthcare Transformation and chief health scientist at the Ministry of Health in Singapore, explains why population health improvement has to become a crucial area of focus.
What an earth happened to Ping An Good Doctor? It was expected to be one of the brightest IPOs of the year and at HK$8.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) certainly one of the biggest out of Asia Pacific.
From aspirin to bone broths, the consumer healthcare market in Asia combines East and West and the growing population has more money to spend on healthy lifestyles. Sumit Sharma, head of health & life sciences, Asia Pacific, at Oliver Wyman, looks at how to identify new sources of value.
Fabian Boegershausen, manager at corporate strategy consulting firm Solidiance, takes a look at rising healthcare costs in ASEAN and provides measurable solutions to overcome future challenges.
Bain & Company’s seventh Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report shows that Asia Pacific deals last year surged to their highest levels since 2001.
In an otherwise saturated consumer health market, Matt Zafra, engagement manager, health & life sciences, Oliver Wyman, explains how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) could form an integral part of the fabric in the goal of improving healthcare access.
In Vietnam, population and GDP growth have encouraged the country to think beyond technology in providing more health for more people.


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Markets in Asia were mostly higher today with the return of some risk appetite. Weaker-than-expected inflation figures from the US last night calmed fears of aggressive interest rate rises from the Federal Reserve, and the continued reduction of tension in the Korean peninsula was welcomed too. The Hang Seng was last seen 1.36% higher and the Nikkei gained more than 1% as stocks headed towards their best week since February. Closer to home, Malaysia’s KLCI remains closed until Monday after Mahathir Mohamad’s shock election win in the elections on Wednesday. “We expect a kneejerk selloff when markets reopen, as the country risk premium spikes higher,” warned RHB analyst Alexander Chia. Malaysian five-year sovereign credit defaults swaps widened 5bp and Singapore-listed stocks with Malaysian exposure suffered yesterday. In the healthcare space, IHH Healthcare, Health Management International and Riverstone Holdings all traded down, though they stabilised today.


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