Merger

Axiata and Telenor mega merger reinforces the need for scale for smart telcos
A trend to market consolidation is evident in most Asian markets driven by tougher price competition and slowing subscriber growth.
Proposed mega merger of equals between Axiata & Telenor could create KL headquartered global champion
Preliminary shareholding before due diligence sees Telenor owning 56.5%, Axiata 43.5% Celcom & Digi merger will create largest telco in Malaysia with over 20mil subscribers
From red to blue: Analysts' views on IBM-Red Hat takeover
Edwin Yapp scours the Net and speaks to some analysts about the US$34 billion deal.
Week in Review: Grab-Uber merger throws down gauntlet to Go-Jek
Go-Jek was supposed to go on the offensive with its impending SEA expansion but the Grab-Uber merger changes that.
Week in Review: Of work, pace and positioning in the co-working space
Work and our pace at work hits Karamjit Singh during this CNY season along with a merger in Indonesia’s co-working space.
Axiata to clock RM150mil loss from Idea dilution
Malaysia-based regional telco announces loss from its dilution of Idea Cellular stake.
Digerati50: Old economy springboard for a tech dream
Gabriel Walter has been building QEOS, driven by his desire to prove that the country can create a high tech champion.
The ‘new Nokia’ is here, and more mobile
Nokia is undergoing an evolution just like the networks it is providing, even as it hopes to wrap up its proposed megamerger with Alcatel-Lucent.
Week in Review: The startup and brick-and-mortar mashup
Lamenting the startup ecosystem’s lackadaisical attitude to high-tech plays, DNA founder Karamjit Singh believes that QEOS has done the right thing in uniting with an old-economy player.
Mepcon merger the last throw of the dice for QEOS?
An interesting joint venture between QEOS, a high-tech company with Silicon Valley engineering, and Mepcon, an old-economy M&E player, has Karamjit Singh wondering if a new path is being forged in how high-tech companies in South-East Asia can unlock their value. 
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