Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as the top financial hub in Asia; a symbolic milestone that is indicative of a wider trend of optimism towards the city state. Read more for ASEAN Briefing's analysis on this development and learn how to effectively spearhead your expansion within the region.
Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are amongst ASEAN's smaller economies, yet all different and facing different issues. Taken as a trio, their collective GDP performance is still less than that as China's Yunnan Province, which lies to the north of Cambodia and Laos, and is borders with eastern Myanmar.
The Thai economy is bumping along at present, with minimal growth expected during the year. The World Bank expects 2.9 percent growth in the country in 2016. Like many Asian and indeed global economies, we have been affected by the slow down in China.
Our firm has been operating in Vietnam for several years with offices in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the business has been growing steadily throughout since the beginning. Here, we provide sectors worth considering in 2016 when it comes to specifically assessing investment opportunities in the country...
In Asia’s competitive investment environment, the Philippines is currently more than holding its own. The Philippines is actively generating increasing amounts of FDI, capitalizing on its demographic dividend that provides it with a young and energetic new workeforce aged 20 to 45.
Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as the top financial hub in Asia; a symbolic milestone that is indicative of a wider trend of optimism towards the city state. Read more for ASEAN Briefing’s analysis on this development and learn how to effectively spearhead your expansion within the region.
- Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar – 2016 Foreign Investment Outlook
- Thailand 2016: Foreign Investment Trends & Opportunities
- Vietnam 2016: Foreign Investment Opportunities & Trends
- Philippines 2016: Opportunities and Roadblocks for Foreign Investors
In India, an individual’s income is taxed at graduated rates, depending on his/her duration of stay in India and income level. In this article, we outline the rates and calculation methods for both income sources, and summarize common deductions and inclusions in income for expatriates working in India.
- Ind-AS: Preparing for India’s New Accounting Standards
- Bangladesh Set to Move Ahead With Flat VAT Rate in 2016
- Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program
- Understanding Asia’s Individual Income Tax Rates
With a total population exceeding 250 million, Indonesia is a great market opportunity for foreign companies seeking to expand their consumer base and bolster production. In this article, we outline the steps required to set up Representative Offices in the ASEAN country, as well as include information on ROs in other Asian markets.
- Logging into China’s E-Commerce Market: Nationwide Access Announced for Foreign Investors
- China, India & Vietnam: Setting Up in Asia’s Investment Hotspots – New Issue of Asia Briefing Magazine
- Sealing the Deal in Vietnam: Company Chops Necessary
- China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015
The New Climate Economy is a major international think tank, examining how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change. Notable and deliberate omissions amongst its members are the United States, China and India.
- Who Loves the Sun? Investing in Asia’s Solar Energy Market
- Choosing an Investment Location in ASEAN’s Booming Automobile Industry
- China Lowers Barriers to Entry for Foreign Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
- Going Organic: Investing in China’s Growing Health Foods Market
For foreign enterprises operating in Asia, firing an employee is a process fraught with various dos and don’ts. In this article, we present a case study that illustrates how a successful termination can be made in China – a country with a notoriously complicated termination procedure.
- Employer Branding in China: Attracting Chinese Employees
- Applying for Permanent Residency in Singapore – What a Foreigner Needs to Know
- Sending employees to China on a Project Basis? Avoid an Unexpected Tax Bill
- Understanding Labor Contracts in China, India and Vietnam