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Opic gets in line for expanded remit
The US government-owned development agency Opic could soon be permitted to make direct equity investments.
Singapore smooths path for VC fund managers
The five-years experience requirement for VC fund managers has been jettisoned as Singapore has moved to reflect the distinct structure of the VC sector.
Vietnam drafts VC framework
Vietnam startups currently attract VC investments of between $5,000 and $50,000, but no regulatory framework exists to provide clarity for investors.

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Notion Capital loses licence
The government-backed firm failed to file necessary paperwork with the UK regulator, leading to the withdrawal of its licence.
US looks into regulating Chinese investment
The US government is considering options to better protect domestic innovation in the artificial intelligence sector from Chinese investors.
EU to focus on small businesses
Venture capital funds in the European Union are expected to be regulated less rigidly to support the SME ecosystem in the single market.
Germany toughens M&A regulations
In future, companies worth more than $425m will be subject to antitrust regulations, with a particular view of protecting consumers when startups are purchased by corporates.
Singapore to relax VC rules
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is seeking to relax a range of rules for venture capital managers.

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Singapore smooths path for VC fund managers
The five-years experience requirement for VC fund managers has been jettisoned as Singapore has moved to reflect the distinct structure of the VC sector.
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