CapitaLand’s US$8.1 billion purchase of Ascendas-Singbridge from the Singapore government’s investment arm Temasek Holdings ranked as the biggest deal in Asia excluding Japan in the first half. Photo: AFP

Trade war thumps confidence, sending acquisition activity in Asia to a six-year low in the half, Mergermarket data shows

  • The value of mergers and acquisitions activity eased to US$241 billion in Asia excluding Japan in the first half, the lowest since 2013, according Mergermarket
  • China-related deals suffer by an even wider margin, dropping 44.7 per cent in the first half on year
Topic |   Mergers & Acquisitions

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CapitaLand’s US$8.1 billion purchase of Ascendas-Singbridge from the Singapore government’s investment arm Temasek Holdings ranked as the biggest deal in Asia excluding Japan in the first half. Photo: AFP
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