On November 15th, New Zealand and South Korea concluded negotiations on a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA). The announcement was made on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia.
Over the past month, a number of new tax laws have either been implemented or are in the process of being implemented in several key Asian nations. In this article, we take a look at some of the key policy changes that have taken place.
China has received the backing of all 21 APEC members to return to China thousands of corrupt officials who have fled abroad. The network will establish a regular contact mechanism to facilitate information sharing and will build up trust among anti-corruption and law enforcement authorities in the region.
In recent years, both India and China have announced plans to curb their ever-increasing carbon emissions. With Asia’s two biggest superpowers now facing renewed pressure to alter how they deal with pollution, it’s now in investors’ interest to look at their respective energy efficient transport sectors.
Developments in the past year suggest that salaries across ASEAN as a whole will soon be adjusted. In this article, we discuss the most pertinent issues currently affecting minimum wages in ASEAN’s five smallest economies of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.