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  • Salary Planning Report Predicts Asia-Pacific Wages to Increase in 2015

    Salaries across the Asia-Pacific are due to increase on average by 7 percent next year, according to a report released yesterday. When inflation is taken into account, the findings show that China will have the steepest salary hike for 2015, which may provide an insight into investor trends for the coming yea...
  • Malaysia-Indonesia Tax Battle Set to Boost Crude Palm Oil Sales

    This week, Malaysia and Indonesia became embroiled in a tax race-to-the-bottom on their international exports of crude palm oil (CPO). In an effort to maintain steady sales, both Southeast Asian nations are now lowering the tax on their CPO exports, and the rest of the world look set to take advantage.
  • ASEAN Investment Horizons: Key Industries for AEC 2015 - New Issue of Asia Briefing Magazine

    In this issue of Asia Briefing, we forecast the effects of ASEAN Economic Community on foreign investment into the region in the lead up to 2015. Following this, we highlight what is happening in some of ASEAN’s hottest industries for investment, including electronics, information and communications technol...
  • China Agrees to Invest $US 20 Billion into India’s Infrastructure

    India and China have signed agreements aimed at strengthening their respective economies, with $US 20 billion to be invested into India’s infrastructure over the next five years. However, the amount is less than what was expected, and talks were overshadowed by a recent border dispute between the two Asian...
  • Asia’s Sports Industry: Singapore’s Next Major Growth Market?

    A business panel in Singapore has this week identified Asia's sports industry as the island country's next potential growth market. Asia's sports sector has experienced unprecedented development in recent years and, with more growth forecast for the future, now might be the time for Singapore to take advantag...

Economy & Trade

South Korea to Invest in Myanmar’s Ailing Infrastructure

South Korea to Invest in Myanmar’s Ailing Infrastructure

South Korea is set to invest $US 56.86 million into developing Myanmar’s infrastructure, according to the Southeast Asian nation’s state-run media. Money is expected to be invested in the construction of new model villages, schools, power stations, and research and technology centers in a deal which may improve Myanmar’s future investment appeal.

Tax & Accounting

Tax Exemptions on Foreign Income for Singapore-Based Companies

Tax Exemptions on Foreign Income for Singapore-Based Companies

According to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, a Singapore tax resident can enjoy tax exemption on specified foreign income that is remitted into Singapore.

Legal & Regulatory

A Guide to New Visa Regulations in Asia-Pacific

A Guide to New Visa Regulations in Asia-Pacific

During the last month, Visa regulations in the Asia-Pacific have undergone some major changes. In this article, we highlight some of the important schemes recently introduced that affect several of the region’s major nations.

Industries

Declining Chinese Growth Endangers Australia’s Resource Industries

Declining Chinese Growth Endangers Australia’s Resource Industries

Australian commodity prices have recently fallen to a five-year low, largely due to the unpredictability of China’s economic growth. With various industries continuing to be affected by dwindling demand from China, fears have abounded that Australia’s entire economy may suffer in the future.

Human Resources & Payroll

Salary Planning Report Predicts Asia-Pacific Wages to Increase in 2015

Salary Planning Report Predicts Asia-Pacific Wages to Increase in 2015

Salaries across the Asia-Pacific are due to increase on average by 7 percent next year, according to a report released yesterday. When inflation is taken into account, the findings show that China will have the steepest salary hike for 2015, which may provide an insight into investor trends for the coming year.

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