Validus Capital teams up with Lighthouse Canton Group to launch US$15M SME-focussed fund

May 19, 2018 | Insight | By John Parker | 0 Comments

Singapore-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) financing platform Validus Capital and asset management firm Lighthouse Canton Group today announced the launch of the LCV Trade Finance Fund. Dedicated towards financing SMEs in Singapore, the fund was launched with an initial asset of S$20 million (US$15 million) and aims to raise S$200 million (US$150 million) in […]


Smeanzi Acquired Aecnitiv to Strengthen South-East Asia Business Information Ecosystem

May 18, 2018 | Blog | By John Parker | 0 Comments

An online news and business information, and data portal focused on South-East Asia market, Aecnitiv, will be acquired by Smeanzi. The acquiring process begins on April and hopefully completed on May 2018. Smeanzi is seeking Aecnitiv because they have proven to bring nearly six thousand subscribers below two months. The amounts of acquisition are undisclosed.


Advantages of WB Doing Business Index for ANZI SMEs

January 19, 2017 | Uncategorized | By John Parker | 0 Comments

Australia Australia is one of the largest economies in the Asia Pacific region after Japan, China and Korea. China is Australia’s largest trading partner. Australia is ranked 15th out of 190 economies for ease of doing business, and fifth when compared to economies with a similar or larger population. In particular, Australia’s quality of judicial […]


Spices, Tea, and Coffee

January 12, 2017 | Uncategorized | By John Parker | 0 Comments

Background Coffee, tea, and spices are favorite commodities among Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand trade. For these commodities, Indonesia has the advantage to export to other countries. The trade data retrieved from WTO UN Comtrade Data is shown below. It may take one minute to retrieve data, If data above not shown, please refresh this […]