HSBC launches $1B ASEAN Growth Fund; introduces Venture Debt Fund

Global lender HSBC has on Wednesday announced the launch of a $150 million Venture Debt offering in Singapore, and a $1 billion ASEAN Growth Fund, targeting new economy businesses.

Four top investment themes for growth & income opportunities in Asia according to HSBC

“We see promising secular growth opportunities in India and ASEAN, riding on the structural tailwinds from strong foreign and domestic private investments, young demographics, the technology boom, and green transformation," James Cheo, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia and India, Global Private Banking and Wealth, HSBC said.

HSBC: Malaysia to benefit from the green shoots of recovery from global electronic cycle

“Malaysia’s economy should remain healthy this year powered by resilient consumer and investment spending. The positive fillip for Malaysia’s economy will come from the nascent recovery of the global electronic cycle and the resumption of global tourism travel,” James Cheo, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia and India, Global Private Banking and…

HSBC partners Antler to support the growth of the next generation of entrepreneurs and startups in Singapore

HSBC Singapore has on Wednesday announced at a partnership with Antler, an active early-stage venture capital (VC) firm, to facilitate the growth of Southeast Asian innovation companies and entrepreneurs based in Singapore. This collaboration aims to provide startups and founders that are a part of Antler’s network access to financial expertise and banking…

HSBC provides $1B financing to support early-stage climate tech companies

HSBC has on Wednesday announced that it plans to make available $1 billion of financing to early-stage climate tech companies around the world. The financing is expected to support start-ups to create a range of new solutions, including electric vehicle (EV) charging, battery storage, sustainable food and agriculture, and carbon removal technologies.

HSBC Malaysia launches $106.92M New Economy Fund, providing lending to tech-led businesses & startups

The fund will primarily support lending to tech-led businesses and emerging startups from Series B stage and beyond who are tapping opportunities within Malaysia’s growing digital economy.

HSBC, GOBI Partners join hands to support innovative businesses between Hong Kong and ASEAN

Gobi Partners, a pan-Asian venture capital firm, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) have on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen their partnership to support the innovation economy in Hong Kong and ASEAN.

KPMG-HSBC report spots 10 potential unicorns in Malaysia: here’s a closer look

A recent report published by audit and advisory firm KPMG and banking group HSBC has featured 10 potential unicorns in Malaysia that are poised to make a lasting impact on the global business landscape over the next decade. We take a closer look at these companies.

HSBC enters the metaverse via partnership with The Sandbox

HSBC and The Sandbox announced Wednesday a new partnership that will open up a host of opportunities for virtual communities across the world to engage with global financial services providers and sports communities in The Sandbox metaverse. The groundbreaking partnership between The Sandbox and HSBC will see the global financial services provider acquire a…

HSBC’s David Liao: Digital transformation no longer a choice, but a necessity for businesses [BEYOND Virtual]

Payments now are digital, on-demand, and real-time. By improving the way cash flows into the economy, we’re contributing to growth and prosperity. This is the future. And it’s now.