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  • Israel's Economic Relationship with the Asia-Pacific, Part 2: India and ASEAN

    India and several countries in the 10-nation ASEAN bloc have emerged as unlikely economic partners with Israel, with trade levels almost continuously increasing since the turn of the century. In the second of this two-part article looking at Israel's relationship with the Asia-Pacific, we analyze Israel's tie...
  • Israel's Economic Relationship with the Asia-Pacific, Part 1: China

    In recent years, Israel has carefully cultivated deep running economic and political ties with many countries throughout the Asia-Pacific. In part one of this two-part article that highlights Israel’s foray into Asia-Pacific markets, we focus on China - Israel’s largest trading partner in Asia and third ...
  • Analysis of Asia's Tax Rates, Part 2: Withholding Tax

    Countries in Asia typically divide withholding tax into dividends, interest and royalties payments, with the amount of each varying considerably in each country. In this article, we compare the three withholding tax rates of China, India, Hong Kong, and the ten nations of ASEAN.
  • Analysis of Asia's Tax Rates, Part 1: Corporate Income Tax

    The corporate income tax rates of Asia have fluctuated considerably over the past two decades, and more change is forecast for the future. In this first of several articles that examine Asia's various rates of taxation, we provide a visual representation of the CIT in India, China, Hong Kong, and the ten memb...
  • Penetrating New Markets - Fast Food in the Asia-Pacific: Part 2

    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.

Economy & Trade

Australia-Japan FTA Enters Into Force

Australia-Japan FTA Enters Into Force

On January 15, the free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan came into effect. The agreement provides substantial tariff cuts, set to grant over 97 percent of Australian exports preferential or duty-free access to Japan.

Tax & Accounting

Analysis of Asia’s Tax Rates, Part 2: Withholding Tax

Analysis of Asia’s Tax Rates, Part 2: Withholding Tax

Countries in Asia typically divide withholding tax into dividends, interest and royalties payments, with the amount of each varying considerably in each country. In this article, we compare the three withholding tax rates of China, India, Hong Kong, and the ten nations of ASEAN.

Legal & Regulatory

China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015

China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015

2014 was a formative year for Chinese territorial disputes with other nations. Tensions with Japan and The Philippines reached near breaking point, with signs of instability creeping into the entire Asian region. Yet behind these media-capturing headlines, trade has been booming.

Industries

Foreign Producers Struggle as China Scraps Rare Earth Export Quotas

Foreign Producers Struggle as China Scraps Rare Earth Export Quotas

On December 31, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that it had scrapped the quotas restricting exports of rare earth minerals and would replace them with a system of export licenses. The change follows China’s unsuccessful appeal of the WTO’s ruling that found the quotas were designed to benefit domestic firms and encourage foreign investment.

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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