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December 13, 2011

Family businesses are China's invisible economic engine but their importance is threatened by their inability to survive generational shifts.

Family businesses are China's invisible economic engine but their importance is threatened by their inability to survive generational shifts.

This is the main finding of a new study by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, in collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University, Zhejiang University and family-controlled sauces giant Lee Kum Kee.

October 28, 2011

With Asian economies growing rapidly, family businesses have been urged to seize the opportunities offered by the region.

With Asian economies growing rapidly, family businesses have been urged to seize the opportunities offered by the region.

Speaking at a Family Business Network International conference, Teo Chee Hean, Singapore’s deputy prime minister, said the time is now ripe for family businesses to take advantage of “potential sources of growth” in Asia.

September 15, 2011

Family businesses are unlikely to play a big role in driving growth in the number of high net worth individuals in Asia, according to a Hong Kong-based analyst. 

Family businesses are unlikely to play a big role in driving growth in the number of high net worth individuals in Asia, according to a Hong Kong-based analyst.

Amar Gill, head of special projects research at brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Market, told CampdenFB that family businesses will account for only around 20% to 30% of new wealth created over the next four years.

September 2, 2011

The global economic crisis has left Asian consumers increasingly mistrustful of foreign banks, with many preferring to use local institutions, according to new research from McKinsey. 

The global economic crisis has left Asian consumers increasingly mistrustful of foreign banks, with many preferring to use local institutions, according to new research from McKinsey.

The study, published in the latest McKinsey Quarterly, comes at the same time as many multinational banks are focusing heavily on growing their presence in Asian markets, amid a rise in the number of wealthy individuals in the area.

September 1, 2011

The number of high net worth individuals in Asia looks set to soar over the next four years, thanks to currency appreciation and massive economic growth in the continent, according to a new report. 

The number of high net worth individuals in Asia looks set to soar over the next four years, thanks to currency appreciation and massive economic growth in the continent, according to a new report.

Swiss private banking group Julius Baer said wealth in the region is expected to triple in the next few years to $15.81 trillion from $5.60 trillion, while the number of high net worth individuals will jump to 2.82 million from 1.16 million.

August 19, 2011

Family businesses are likely to be one of the key forces driving an increase in wealth in India over the next decade, according to a financial expert. 

Family businesses are likely to be one of the key forces driving an increase in wealth in India over the next decade, according to a financial expert.

Val Srinivas, head of research for the Deloitte Center for Financial Service, said demographic trends, as well as general economic growth, are providing greater opportunities for businesses and fueling the rise in millionaires in India and China.

March 28, 2011

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies. 

A new research report by India-based Ask Investment Managers shows family-owned businesses accounted for 61% of the market capitalisation of India’s top 500 companies.

The study, based on data from financial data provider Capita Line, also shows family-owned businesses grew faster over an eight year period when compared with multi-national corporations and public sector companies. Operating profits at family businesses grew just under 30% between 2001-2009, while those at multi-national corporations grew by just over 15%. 

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