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Healthcare Partners Holdings, the dissent shareholders of Abano Healthcare Group, have slunk off after selling down their 19% stake in the NZX-listed specialist medical investment firm for around NZ$36.7 million (US$26.6 million).
The bonds and loans of RHT Health Trust are back on course. As expected, the consent solicitation for approval to waive a change-of-shareholding event on its outstanding 4.5% bonds of S$120 million (US$88 million) due 2018 has passed without amendment, and it has obtained the consent of all lenders to waive the events of cross default on its banking facilities.
Shanghai-based Ankon Technologies, which develops technology to detect stomach cancer, has raised US$100 million funding led by SB China Venture Capital. It was joined by Dazhong Investment, Youshi Capital and Tongsheng Capital.
A set of good annual results saw shares in Australian hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear trade up more than 7% yesterday.
SGX-listed healthcare provider Healthway Medical Corporation has appointed Dominic Er as interim chief executive officer. This follows the shock resignation of Veronica Chan at the start of the month. She had been appointed in only September last year after joining as general manager in June.
Thanks to acquisitions at the start of the year, IVD and medical imaging company Yestar Healthcare has produced a strong set of half yearly figures.
Beijing-based paediatric healthcare provider New Century Healthcare has released a positive profit alert for the first half of the year.
Shares in Aveo Group shot up almost 10% after profits more than doubled at the Australian retirement village owner and operator.



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Mercer’s Catherine Li explains how companies in China can avoid common pitfalls when they establish employee health management programmes.
Lieven Jacquemyn, PPP international development director at GE Healthcare Singapore, discusses how governments, providers and investors can work together to bring universal health coverage to the region.
Mercer’s Rose Kwan and Heena Sethi explain how employers can better manage their healthcare benefits.
Susann Roth, senior social development specialist, Asian Development Bank, looks at financing mechanisms to meet the third Sustainable Development Goal.
On the back of an ageing population, strong employment growth and the flow of private investment, medical and health care property will emerge as a major asset class in Western Australian’s commercial property markets according to new analysis by independent West Australian commercial property information and research firm, Y Research.
In the second part of our two-part series, Bart Van den Mooter, CEO of the TforG Group, and Helgert van Raamt, vp partnerships and new business at TforG Group, look at the medtech opportunities in China.
In part one of a two-part series, Bart Van den Mooter, CEO of the TforG Group, and Helgert van Raamt, vp partnerships and new business at TforG Group, look at the impact of reforms on medtech in China.
In what is starting to resemble a comedy of errors, Wenzhou Kangning Hospital, the largest private psychiatric specialty care service provider in China, is having to start work yet again for its A-share offering.


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Words and tweets from the White House continue to unsettle markets. “Wall Street dropped, while US Treasuries advanced, amid concern that US president Donald Trump has derailed his chances of implementing the policies that had been seen as good for business and economic growth,” said Julie Wu at Equity Investment Advisers in Auckland this morning. Sentiment was not helped by rumours that White House economic advisor Gary Cohn could resign, which will completely knock out any chance of the president pushing through an economic reform plan. Asian markets broadly sold off, with the Nikkei declining 1.1% to a three-month low as the yen appreciated 0.20% against the US dollar. Investors were also unsettled by the terrorist attack in Barcelona and an attempted linked attack in Cambrils, Spain. The ASX, the Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite all posted declines.


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