HealthInvestor Asia Summit 2018
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Sleep-related breathing disorder medtech company SomnoMed has raised A$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) in the retail component of its A$10.4 million capital raising.
Beijing-based paediatric healthcare provider New Century Healthcare has been cleared by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Chaoyang District in Beijing to establish a 1,300 square-meter paediatric clinic.
Wattanapat Hospital Trang is planning to build a new Bt425 million (US$13.6 million) hospital in Samui.
Following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, criminal charges have been laid against the healthcare equipment company Country Care Group, its managing director, Robert Hogan, and a former employee, Cameron Harrison.
Shares in regenerative med-tech group Avita Medical jumped 3.4% yesterday after the group announced the start of a randomised, controlled clinical trial of its burn treatment funded by the China National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Korea’s Ssangyong Engineering & Construction and Daewoo Engineering & Construction, together with Catalist-listed Koh Brothers Eco Engineering have been awarded the W788 billion (US$735.8 million) Woodlands Health Campus (WHC) development project in Singapore by the ministry of health.
Australian dental care chain 1300 Smiles is to acquire a dental practice in Buderim, Queensland. The practice provides a full range of dental services including cosmetic and orthodontic to the Sunshine Coast community.
Sydney-headquartered wireless urinary incontinence technology company Simavita has secured commitments to raise A$1.4 million (US$1.1 million) by way of unsecured convertible notes.


Sumit Sharma, head of health & life sciences, Asia Pacific, at Oliver Wyman, and Matt Zafra, engagement manager, health & life sciences, Oliver Wyman, look at the four themes that are going to dominate healthcare this year.
It can sometimes seem that the healthcare sector is a guaranteed money spinner for investors. It has everything going for it. Societal demands and demographics make it a sure thing, say enthusiasts. And investors have become used to the fact that everything it touches turns to gold.
Yesterday’s stock price fall for Ramsay Health Care was not entirely unexpected. Shares in Australia’s largest private hospital operator dropped 5.75% to A$63.90 (US$49.81) after it revealed distinctly unimpressive first half figures.
Susann Roth, senior social development specialist, Asian Development Bank, gives one way how health risks can be lowered at Special Economic Zones.
Nicole Hill, global director of healthcare at ALE, has a goal to make everyone and everything in healthcare connected. She explains how healthcare is entering a second wave of digitisation in Asia.
There is a simple reason why healthcare stocks on the SGX rose today. Yesterday’s budget was focused firmly on healthcare. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat announced not just an additional S$10.2 billion (US$7.8 million) for healthcare over the next year, he made clear that he was committed to the sector.
A new paper from KPMG looks at the disconnect between consumer expectations and the current healthcare experience of patients in Australia.
Gan Kim Yong, Singapore’s minister for health, explains why integrated care is important in the context of an ageing population.

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Markets in Asia were mixed today, though all eyes were on the Nikkei. It fell as much as 1.3% this morning as the country struggles with a political scandal. “We will continue to follow the developments as the country continues to grapple with the land sale scandal implicating finance minister Aso, prime minister Abe and his wife,” said UOB in a note to clients this morning. More broadly, risk appetite in the region was off as investors await the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest policy statement and its economic outlook for the US on Wednesday. The market has already priced in a 25bp interest rate rise from incoming chairman Jerome Powell, but key will be any indication he gives about the number of future hikes this year. “The slowdown in February’s inflation growth has so far tamed some expectations, though any hawkish surprise may still send a shockwave through markets,” said Jingyi Pan, market analyst for IG, in Singapore.





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