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  • The Gateway to ASEAN: Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition)

    Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition) will provide readers with an overview of the fundamentals of investing and conducting business in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region. This guide explains the basics of company establishment, annual compliance, taxation, human resources, payroll, and more.
  • Australia Seals FTAs with Japan and Korea, Fast-Tracks Talks with China

    Australia has sealed free trade agreements (FTA) with both Japan and South Korea amidst signs that the Chinese government is eager to fast-track its own FTA talks during the Australian Prime Minister’s visit to the country this week.
  • New Issue of Asia Briefing: The Gateway to ASEAN: Singapore Holding Companies

    In the newest issue of Asia Briefing Magazine, we highlight and explore Singapore’s position as a holding company location for outbound investment, most notably for companies seeking to enter ASEAN and other emerging markets in Asia.
  • China’s First Onshore Bond Default: A New Precedent

    While the default of Shanghai Chaori sets a new precedent for the bailout of mainland firms by the PRC, claims that the default may precipitate ‘China’s Lehman moment’ miss the big picture. Rather, Chaori's default is the first step towards the adoption of a more selective bailout strategy.
  • North American Leaders Champion TPP

    At a summit celebrating the 20th anniversary of NAFTA this week, the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States have vowed to continue pushing for the successful conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations this year.

Asia Briefing Exclusive

Hero MotoCorp in Hot Pursuit as Honda Upgrades Manufacturing Capabilities in Bangladesh

Hero MotoCorp in Hot Pursuit as Honda Upgrades Manufacturing Capabilities in Bangladesh

Further signaling the diversification of manufacturing across Asia, Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, announced plans on Monday to build its first overseas manufacturing facility in Bangladesh.

Economy & Trade

Hero MotoCorp in Hot Pursuit as Honda Upgrades Manufacturing Capabilities in Bangladesh

Hero MotoCorp in Hot Pursuit as Honda Upgrades Manufacturing Capabilities in Bangladesh

Further signaling the diversification of manufacturing across Asia, Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, announced plans on Monday to build its first overseas manufacturing facility in Bangladesh.

Tax & Accounting

Tax Relief for Singapore Holding Companies

Tax Relief for Singapore Holding Companies

Holding companies operating in Singapore may avail tax relief to offset any double taxation they face when conducting business in multiple jurisdictions. In this article, we outline the requirements that must be met to receive these preferential tax rates and review the methods for filing these tax credits.

Legal & Regulatory

The Gateway to ASEAN: Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition)

The Gateway to ASEAN: Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition)

Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition) will provide readers with an overview of the fundamentals of investing and conducting business in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region. This guide explains the basics of company establishment, annual compliance, taxation, human resources, payroll, and more.

Industries

WTO Finds China Rare Earth Metal Trade in Breach of Global Rules

WTO Finds China Rare Earth Metal Trade in Breach of Global Rules

Following an investigation into China’s trade of rare earth metals, a World Trade Organization dispute panel has concluded that the country manipulated its export regulations.

Human Resources & Payroll

Singapore Announces 2015 Holiday Schedule

Singapore Announces 2015 Holiday Schedule

The Ministry of Manpower has released their calendar of holidays in Singapore for the 2015 calendar year.