Gain a deep understanding of companies in Asia using quality data, news and insight.


A scoutAsia subscription helps you search and build a detailed understanding of more than 660,000 Asian target companies across more than 20 countries in East Asia, South Asia and ASEAN.

Finding information on significant private firms, their connections and real-life business contexts has always been a challenge. scoutAsia makes it faster and simpler.

Now you can easily perform competitor analysis, stay informed about companies of interest, and make decisions based on unrivalled data, powerful analysis tools and world-class journalism.



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Why subscribe?

scoutAsia helps you discover, monitor and target companies in key Asian markets by combining the power of the Financial Times and Nikkei, two of the world's most respected business news organisations.

We can help you spot new opportunities and track prospects with maximum efficiency using combined data from an array of trusted sources.

Take advantage of our cutting-edge AI technology and expert human oversight to gather information and news about your target companies.

A scoutAsia subscription will help you:

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    Find information on more than 660,000 companies across Asia

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    Research most listed and private businesses with at least $10m of revenue or 150 employees

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    Monitor companies in global and local news

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    Build sophisticated lists and searches

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    Stay up-to-date with companies you’re tracking via our useful email alerts

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    View connection maps that intuitively visualise the ownership structure of your target company

Our news and data sources

We aggregate data from trusted sources, industry-specific reports, news publications and more.

We validate and correct data using machine learning and a human curation team.

You get access to the most accurate data available.


Sources include:


  • and other FT group publications

  • The Nikkei Asian Review and other Nikkei group specialist titles

  • The world's leading corporate databases, such as Bureau Van Dijk, CreditSafe and FactSet

  • Over 20 English-language Asian news sources, including The South China Morning Post, Caixin and The Hindustan Times

  • Analyst reports from the world's leading consultancy firms and other research organisations, including EMIS and FT Confidential Research

Who we are

Meet the team

Dan Bogler

Managing Director

More than two decades at the FT, first as a journalist and latterly in commercial roles, have taken Dan on a tour of global financial centres - from London and New York, to Frankfurt, Tokyo and now Hong Kong (again). In their non-digital hours, he and his family play board games, do jigsaw puzzles and listen to records (yes, really).

Yoshi Iwamoto

Vice Managing Director

A Nikkei lifer, Yoshi has worked at the group's database business, for its financial information subsidiary and in London and Beijing. Yoshi has an old (and cute) Jack Russel Terrier, a passion for Szechuan food and - more questionably - an appreciation of baijiu liquor.

Michelle Lombard

Chief Financial Officer

A South African who has made Asia her speciality, Michelle worked for the FT and Pearson in a number of strategy and finance roles before setting up her own consultancy in Hong Kong. When not keeping scoutAsia on the straight and narrow, she can be found scuba diving, Instagramming her photos, or drinking wine (not all at the same time... well, not while diving at least!)

Tsuyoshi Kurokawa

Japanese Sales & Marketing Director

Tsuyoshi started his career at Nikkei as a journalist, covering a variety of institutions, including government offices, the Bank of Japan and department stores. He was also an editor for Nikkei's TV news program. His experience as Singapore correspondent taught him that English-language news is vital for businesses across Asia and ASEAN. Tsuyoshi prefers quiet weekends in Tokyo, strolling by the river and watching junior league baseball and soccer matches.

David Cavanagh

Global Sales Director

Based in Hong Kong, David has nearly a decade of experience in the field of business intelligence having worked at Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Dow Jones before joining scoutAsia at its inception. A young son and refurbishing a traditional Chinese house on Lantau island keep him from paragliding and skydiving as much as he used to.


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