1283 articles in Asia

Hyflux mulls group split as financial losses grow Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Hyflux is evaluating options for the future ownership of the group. Could a spin-off of its consumer business be followed by a new financial partner for the infrastructure arm?

Dramatic drubbings Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Willy Yeo shares his views on the recent tumultuous events at two of Singapore’s leading water companies.

Asia Pacific water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Canadian engineer WSP Global has agreed to acquire New Zealand-based consultancy Opus International for NZ$263.2 million (US$191 million).

Indonesian magnate Salim builds regional water player Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Singapore-listed minnow Moya has swallowed Acuatico, a rival developer with nearly ten times its revenue. The deal was made possible by the backing of tycoon Anthoni Salim, whose interests extend to Filipino concessionaire Maynilad. What will come next?

Hitachi looks to double overseas water sales through desal innovation and M&A Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

IT specialist Hitachi, Ltd. has a vast water business at home in Japan. Translating that expertise into overseas revenue has been slow going. GWI talked to water business guru Kunizo Sakai about the company’s latest plans for global expansion.

Asia pacific in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Singapore-listed engineer Darco Water Technologies, which is particularly strong in the Malaysian microelectronics industry, has initiated a pilot project using forward osmosis membranes from Denmark’s Aquaporin on semiconductor wastewater streams.

Getting it right on Jurong Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Willy Yeo finds that no firm is an island as he digests the bid results for Singapore’s latest desalination project.

Japan to renew water PPP push with legal overhaul Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Upcoming changes to Japan’s Waterworks Act are widely expected to reinvigorate the country’s flagging programme of private investment in water. The country needs to fund repairs, plug future staff shortages, and reduce costs. Are concessions the answer?

A brand new start for smart water Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Despite plenty of studies, spending on digital water solutions in Japan has been lacklustre. A younger, more digital-savvy private workforce could reignite the flame...

MSCI decision cracks open the door to a more investible Chinese water stocks universe Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The MSCI has given the green light to the inclusion of a small proportion of Chinese ‘A’ shares in its widely tracked Emerging Markets
index. GWI looks at what this could mean for foreign investment in the growing universe of Chinese water stocks.