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  • Who Stands to Gain Most from India-Myanmar Rice Deal?

    India will import Burmese rice for the first time in almost 30 years. This is great news for agricultural Myanmar, but India too has much to gain.
  • Looking For Growth? Forecasts for Asia 2015

    Asia is a mosaic of divergent development rates and dynamics, and just because growth is high doesn't mean a destination is necessarily investment-grade. In this article, Chris Devonshire-Ellis gives his picks for 2015 as concerns the global sourcing, manufacturing and service industries, together with commen...
  • 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.
  • World Bank Predicts South Asia Growth in Latest Economic Focus

    The World Bank has forecast a greater GDP growth rate in South Asia for the next two years, provided that several countries in the region, particularly India, are able to maintain major structural reform. East Asia, meanwhile, is predicted to experience a slump in GDP growth.
  • 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...

Economy & Trade

New Zealand’s Business Sector Pushes for a Slew of New FTAs In Asia

New Zealand’s Business Sector Pushes for a Slew of New FTAs In Asia

In an effort to accelerate economic growth, a number of New Zealand’s business executives have urged the island-country to sign a multitude of new free trade agreements (FTAs). With a small domestic market, exports are key for the New Zealand economy, but the progress for new FTAs has in recent years been noticeably slow.

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

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

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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