With a slew of new FTAs struck, trade between Australia/New Zealand and the rest of the Asia-Pacific is expected to greatly increase. As such, in this article we take a close look at the export procedures and policies that Australia and New Zealand currently have in place.
As the economies of emerging Asia continue to develop, the region’s tax rates are becoming increasingly influential. In this excerpt from our latest Asia Briefing magazine, we provide an introduction to Asia’s various rates of taxation and look at how the region’s countries compare for ease of paying taxes.
In the second of our two-part article on how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is affecting Asia, we focus on ASEAN. The act’s investigators are likely to be even more active in the coming year, with the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that inspections will be conducted more efficiently.
While fast food in the Asia-Pacific has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, there are certain markets which remain largely unsaturated. In part two of this series that examines the fast food industry throughout Asia, we take a look at China and Myanmar – two lucrative but more risky markets.
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.