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Modi's first budget targets Indian growth, curbs deficit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government today unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth in the country, while spurning the temptation to resort to higher borrowing. Full Article
Thomson Reuters launches free SPORTS REEL mobile app
Thomson Reuters has launched its SPORTS REEL free mobile application for iPad, Iphone and Android devices. Hurry and download it now! Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Shapoorji Pallonji acquires 50 pct stake in SCI Forbes
Also, Khaitan & Co advises Elder Pharma on the $324 million transfer of its branded domestic formulations business to Torrent Pharma, CC and Albar and Partners star in Icon Offshore's $295 million IPO, and much more in our weekly Southeast... Full Article
Copper miners' paths diverge over Indonesia export tax
Six months into a dispute with Indonesia's government that has halted copper exports, two U.S. mining giants are using very different tactics in a bid to resume shipments - behind-the-scenes talks and raising the stakes with an arbitration claim... Full Article
1MDB seeks more than $3bln in energy assets IPO in Q4
Malaysian state-investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd said on Thursday it plans a stock market listing of its energy assets, seeking to raise more than $3 billion in what is set to be the nation's second-biggest initial public offering (IPO) ever. Full Article
CIMB, 2 others 'seek merger to create Malaysia's biggest bank'
Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd will seek regulatory approval for a merger, aiming to create the country's largest bank, a newspaper said on Thursday. Full Article


A budding relationship
As Asia’s appreciation for intellectual property rights grows, lawyers in the region note that competition law is increasingly finding its way into IP matters. In China, the issue of anticompetitive behaviour over IP rights is coming to the fore, evidenced... Full Article
No cause for alarm
Hong Kong’s IPO market, the world’s leader from 2009 to 2011, has stumbled in the last few years. The pulling of potential mega IPOs in recent months has added to the uncertainty. However, recent figures indicate that the market is... Full Article
Hard times ahead
Offshore oilfield services suppliers in Singapore, the seat of Southeast Asia’s energy industry, are opening up to mergers and equity buyins as smaller players struggle to find the capital and scale to compete with the big boys. Rujun Shen of... Full Article
The clock is ticking
The strengthening of Indonesia’s regulatory framework through the introduction of a corporate governance code and consumer protection reforms has made legal compliance a challenging task for financial companies. An impending deadline to achieve these goals is adding to the anxiety... Full Article

Special Reports

Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...
Employer of Choice 2014 - Asia's best employers
By ALB | 01 Jun 14
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia throws up some very deserving candidates this year, including Llinks Law Offices in China; Anand and Anand and Trilegal in India; Bae, Kim & Lee and Yulchon...
AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.