Dealcast Asia: SAMR leadership change, the latest on Lynas and upcoming deals

Asia-PacificPublic M&APodcast

In this inaugural edition of Dealreporter Asia Pacific’s podcast, Stephanie Hanna and Ed Vinales discuss the appointment of a new head of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), and how the US-China trade dispute is impacting Wesfarmer’s hostile bid for rare-earth miner Lynas. Other situations covered include the hairy privatisation of Hong Kong’s Harbin Electric, and the ongoing sale processes surrounding Hitachi Chemical, and NXC Corp, which owns 47.68% of South Korea’s largest gaming company Nexon. The journalists end the podcast discussing why Australian development and construction business Lendlease could become a takeover target.