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  • With the might of the Chinese government supporting them, family businesses in China have flourished in the last 40 years. But while business is thriving, many are facing succession challenges borne from a lack of heirs willing to take the helm. Susan Lingeswaran takes a look

  • Purdue Pharma expected to file for bankruptcy as settlement talks stall, family-owned Geely takes stake in German flying taxi start-up and Oracle’s Larry Ellison steps in to save daughter’s film production company.

  • Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing dies age 93, Billionaire Uniqlo founder wants to be succeeded by a woman and Marvel superheroes rescue Lego sales.

  • Asian family offices prioritise wealth management over succession planning and governance, says the managing partner of a Hong Kong-based private multifamily office.

  • With more billionaires now than any other region, Asia has the potential to become a world leader in philanthropic giving, but is it really that easy? Susan Lingeswaran explores the intricacies of giving among the world’s fastest-growing economies

  • Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits, Lego family fund poaches Google director to join board and Asia’s richest families join the call to end Hong Kong unrest.

  • One of the trickiest aspects to navigate as a next generation member working in a family business is trying to find the right balance when it comes to work-life, family-life, and self-worth, says next gen entrepreneur Caroline Walerud.


    Hong Kong’s richest family buys Britain’s biggest pub chain, Billionaire Koch brothers sells Canadian assets to Riddle family subsidiary and Danish retail billionaire Lars Larsen dies age 71.

  • To ensure successful philanthropic giving, family foundations should employ traditional business practices or risk their projects being ineffective, according to a director of a family foundation.

  • The world’s wealthiest families control $1.4 trillion, Hong Kong tycoon Peter Woo urges protesters to stop violence and Anil Agarwal’s family trust pulls out of bid for Jet Airways.

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