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  • Minimum Wage Developments Across Emerging Asia

    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.
  • Visa Procedures for Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia

    Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia are three attractive emerging destinations for foreign investment and business in Asia. In this article, we explain the processes involved for obtaining business and other visa types in these three countries.
  • Asian Businesses Outpacing the West in Race for Myanmar

    According to the Burmese government’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (Dica), Asian businesses have been pouring into Myanmar at a significantly higher rate than their western counterparts. In this article, we discuss why the West should follow suit.
  • Understanding the Key Developments as Russia Continues its Pivot East

    Russia has faced numerous sanctions from countries in the West designed to deter its geopolitical pursuits and slow its economic prospects. As a result, Russia has signaled its intent to make a “pivot” towards East Asia. In this article we take a look at some of the important economic changes made.
  • A Guide to New Tax Policies in Asia

    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.

Economy & Trade

New Zealand and South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations

New Zealand and South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations

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.

Tax & Accounting

A Guide to New Tax Policies in Asia

A Guide to New Tax Policies in Asia

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.

Legal & Regulatory

APEC Agrees To Repatriate Wanted Chinese Nationals

APEC Agrees To Repatriate Wanted Chinese Nationals

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.

Industries

China and India Set to See Boom in Energy Efficient Vehicles

China and India Set to See Boom in Energy Efficient Vehicles

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.

Human Resources & Payroll

Minimum Wage Developments Across Emerging Asia

Minimum Wage Developments Across Emerging Asia

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.

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