COMMENTARY

GRAB’S BLOCKBUSTER DEAL COMES AT QUESTIONABLE TIME FOR SPAC MARKET

Some special acquisition purpose company deals are genuinely innovative, but others feel like the last days of a bubble, says the Financial Times’ Brooke Masters. The world’s largest SPAC deal…

SME

TACTICS TO PREVENT SME LOANS FROM TURNING SOUR

Despite being overshadowed by large conglomerates in size and financial stature, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long been the backbone of Thailand’s economy, helping to fuel the engine of…

ISLAMIC FINANCE

US$1 BILLION IN DEMAND FOR KHAZANAH’S USD SUKUK

Khazanah Nasional Bhd returned to the US-dollar sukuk market where its dual-tranche offering attracted strong demand across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The sovereign wealth fund said it successfully…