Equity firms revise China strategy amid crackdown

Private equity firms are rethinking their strategies in China as a widening regulatory crackdown on some of the country’s hottest sectors forces investors to scout for bets in other industries that they hope will be less vulnerable to sudden policy changes. Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are pivoting away from data-heavy, consumer-facing […]

Bangladesh: End crackdown on freedom of expression online

Bangladesh: End crackdown on freedom of expression online

Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on people’s right to freedom of expression online and urgently repeal the draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) unless it can be amended in compliance with international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today. The briefing, “No space for dissent” examines cases under […]

India’s crackdown on cattle smuggling a boon for Bangladesh

After failing to get a desired government job, Jakaria Lenin, an English literature graduate in Tangail, set up a cattle farm about 11 months ago. With land and financial help from his father, he brought 44 bulls and 6 cows with an investment of Tk 65 lakh. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Charity crackdown concerns

Australia’s nearly 59,000 charities are warning that the federal government’s proposed changes to the charity sector will ‘significantly cost’ the public sector and change the role charities play in the country. The Morrison government is planning sweeping changes to charities, making it easier for organisations to lose their registration and crucial tax status many rely […]

Indian activist’s arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

Indian activist's arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

To her friends, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian climate activist, was most concerned about her future in a world of rising temperatures. She was drawn to veganism, enjoyed watching Netflix and spent time on social media. But her life changed last month when she became a household name in India, dominating headlines after police charged […]