UKI Receives Largescale Acceptance of Anti-Counterfeit Solutions

/UKIUKI Systems has achieved quick acceptance for its recently released InspectaScanTM authentication device, said UKI Group CEO, Mr Anthony Dunlop. This accelerates the penetration of its Product Authentication and Anti-Counterfeiting solution in some of its markets. InspectaScanTM is the start of a new group of UKI anti-counterfeit scanning devices.

“Our recent success stems in large part from our alignment with vertical sectors such security printing and product manufacturing and packaging, to reach industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, tobacco and alcohol,” said Anthony Dunlop. “We are particularly glad to see adoption coming from Asia, which continues to build on its status as manufacturer to the world.”

Datang Raises $643 Million in Its Hong Kong IPO Sale of Huaneng Scraps

China Datang Corp. sold 2.14 billion shares at HK$2.33 apiece, after offering them in the range of HK$2.33 to HK$3.18, according to employees who asked to remain anonymous before the official announcement.

China Datang Corp. Renewable Power Co. raised the minimum $643 million sought in a Hong Kong IPO. Its rival, Huaneng Renewables Corp. called off its sale, worrying that the Chinese economy will slow down

AsiaPay Rated In The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 For Asian Pacific Companies

AsiaPayDeloitte’s trackingAlso Awarded Best of Financial Applications Award in HONG KONG, to AsiaPay Limited. AsiaPay is a leading electronic payment service, solution and technology provider in Asia. This award rewards the efforts of the quickest-growing Asian technology companies.

The CEO of AsiaPay, Mr. Joseph Chan, said “This award shows recognition of AsiaPay’s effort in the ePayment technology space and its ability to continue solid, fast business and revenue growth in the market. We will continue to expand dynamically across geographic regions, product lines, use of technologies and to enhance service and operation management, enhancing value to our clients while optimizing business growth opportunities in coming years.”

Increasing Regulations For Asian Property Market Likely

Asia’s property markets are set for a continuous slow tightening of regulations in coming months as authorities try to slow down rising home prices without causing a crash.

Last week Hong Kong announced its fifth implementation of regulations this year as it attempts to reduce property speculation. China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore have also implemented more stringent regulations in recent months.

But investors’ interest in property continues to grow and prices continue to rise. That will likely lead governments to increase mortgage requirements again, increase land supply and – in China – to initiate even more property taxes.

Tim Condon, the research manager at ING Financial Markets in Singapore said that “My baseline scenario is we will need more measures – the current set worked but their impact is transitory.”

“We’re entering into unchartered waters because just one set of the measures introduced so far this year would have worked in previous times – but what we have right now are markets filled with liquidity and historically lower interest rates,” said Donald Han, vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield.

According to property broker Knight Frank, Hong Kong residential prices rose by 25% from mid-2009 to mid-2010 while those in Singapore increased by 37%.

Hong Kong Curbs Real Estate Investments

Hong Kong strengthened a yearlong effort to prevent increases in home prices through additional taxes and larger down payments. This came one day after the International Monetary Fund warned that asset inflation may damage Hong Kong’s economy.

Financial Secretary, John Tsang, said that homes sold within a half a year of  purchase will have to pay a 15 percent duty stamp after Nov. 20. The required down payments for houses costing HK$12 million ($1.5 million) or more will increase from 40 percent to 50 percent. A stock gauge of Hong Kong developers fell for eight days out of nine before the announcements.

France and Hong Kong Signed a Tax Cooperation Agreement

On Thursday France and Hong Kong (China) signed a tax cooperation agreement.  This agreement will promote exchanges of investment, know-how and technology between the two parties, said John Tsang the Hong Kong Secretary of Finance during a speech at a working lunch.

According to the French Ministry of Economics, the agreement is the result of ten years of negotiations. He added that France could obtain information necessary for the implementation of tax legislation in Hong Kong. In contrast, Hong Kong investors could benefit from a reduction of 10% withholding on passive income (such as dividends, interest and royalties). Today, 700 French companies reside in Hong Kong.


James Donovan Investing in Hong Kong and China

James Donovan Goldman SachsJames Donovan used to be an investment banker in the same vein as a Goldman Sachs Partner or Citi Bank fund manager. But that was 25 years ago.  Now James Donovan heads up one of the biggest clean tech investment firms in the world called FirstCarbon Solutions.

Under the guidance of James Donovan FirstCarbon Solutions partners with its clients to figure out what their business challenges are. They offer recommendations and implement carbon-management solutions that make business sense today.

Many of the companies that James Donovan and his FirstCarbon Solutions are in Hong Kong and China.  By partnering with growing companies in this budding arena of global investment, James Donovan has secured himself a leading role in Asian business and investment growth. Most recently FirstCarbon Solutions has recently run a seminar on its expanding operations in China.

“As an organization’s operations grow, so does the demand for managing, reporting and reducing GHG emissions,” said James Donovan, CEO, FirstCarbon Solutions. “The Mandarin version of FirstCarbon Solutions ghgTrack will provide local Chinese companies with a cost-effective software solution that’s easy-to-use yet robust enough to meet data-intensive demands as requirements grow. No matter the size of the organization, collecting, reporting and managing GHG emissions begins with data, and tools like FirstCarbon Solutions ghgTrack help companies make sense of it all.”

Investor Profile: Adam Roseman of ARC China

Adam RosemanLed by Adam Roseman, ARC China is considered one of the most exciting young investment companies in Southern California today. As the founder and CEO of ARC China, he has, since 2005, facilitated investment of over 150 million dollars into various sustainability projects in third world nations. Not only was Adam Roseman one of the first investors to actively put investment capital into China and Hong Kong, he uses a proven on-the-ground active investment strategy to promote investment in local corporations from the ground up.

Before Adam Roseman began his venture into ARC China Inc. he was a part of the Mergers & Acquisitions area of Barrington Associates. Adam Roseman was also a member of Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Group, Piper Jaffray, and Goldman Sachs.