Asia Pacific Overview
The market in Asia Pacific has been extremely buoyant in recent years, with the zone featuring the three fastest emerging economies in the world. Each country within the zone has its own key strengths in certain markets. Australia and Japan have well-founded knowledge-based economies for example, while China and South Korea are technology and electronics power houses.
Asia Pacific in Q1 2014
Deal values throughout Asia Pacific in Q1 2014 totalled US$127bn, an increase from the US$82.7bn achieved in 1Q 2013. This shows:
Confidence is returning to the market
Increasing stability in the global economy is a major contributing factor
The easing of fiscal problems in the United States has created a renewed appetite for deals
Well-capitalised corporates and foreign private-equity investors are leading the charge