ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

APAC M&A activity up 12% in Q3

Regional forecasts remain positive with an expected 14% increase next year.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity rose 12% YoY in Asia Pacific, according to Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Robust economic demand and strong fiscal policies continue to increase business confidence and drive economic growth.

India, China, Hong Kong and South Korea make the strongest contributions to APAC’s growth, the report added.

Forecast of M&A activity for Q12018 remain rosy with the real estate, materials, consumer and retail sectors expected to lead the pack in M&A activity for the next six months.

Meanwhile, deal activity in industrial and technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors are expected to decrease for the next six months.

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