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Russia Briefing
May 14, 2021

Growing Opportunities for Russian Businesses in Cambodia

Cambodia has a strong textiles and agricultural industry, and is a member of ASEAN with Free Trade Agreements with China, India and RCEP.

Vietnam Briefing
May 11, 2021

Overtime Regulations and Compensation Pay in Vietnam

Overtime hours and regulations refer to time worked in excess of regular working hours in Vietnam. Understanding overtime can be of critical importance for calculating costs for businesses operating in the country.

China Briefing
May 12, 2021

China's Digital Yuan: Roll Out Status & Business Impact

Alibaba’s online grocery service and food delivery units, including ele.me food delivery system, Tmall supermarket, and Hema grocery stores, are included in China’s digital yuan pilot program. Users of these platforms may find a “digital yuan” option in their payment options.

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China Briefing
May 12, 2021

Tesla Postpones Plans to Expand Shanghai Facilities, Alternative Asia Beckoning?

Tesla has postponed plans to expand its Shanghai facilities due to rising US-China tensions. It indicates that the US-China decoupling rhetoric from the US political class, may be spreading into the corporate sector. We examine Tesla’s options.

China Briefing
May 11, 2021

China’s Population Demographics: Managed, Not Declining

Demographic changes are planned long in advance, and China has already taken steps to adapt and absorb population changes. Foreign investment opportunities exist in numerous sectors because of these new dynamics.

India Briefing
May 13, 2021

Intellectual Property Regulations in Bangladesh

Assessing intellectual property risks and making use of the local legal protections available are important steps to take during the market entry planning and relocation stage. This includes examination of the local legal and compliance environment and possible exposure to new market risks.

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May 4, 2021

Dezan Shira & Associates Open Four New Asian Alliance Offices

Firm establishes presence in Bangladesh, Mongolia, Japan & South Korea Dezan Shira & Associates, the pan-Asian foreign direct investment practice, have established formal relations with four new ‘Asian Alliance Partners’ – giving the firm a platform to further develop and assist clients throughout Asia.

March 1, 2021

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2021

An Introduction to Doing Business in Hong Kong 2021 is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Hong Kong. Compiled by the professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates, this comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Hong Kong market, but also for companies that already have a presence in the territory and want to keep up-to-date.

April 9, 2021

New China Plus Investment Guide: Identifying Opportunities Within the Belt & Road Initiative

This 142 page guide is a unique study into where investment opportunities are arriving within China’s Belt & Road Initiative. As infrastructure builds are completed, investment potential increases. This book discusses the complete free trade, tax, and legal aspects of the BRI as well as detailing potential pitfalls. It provides country and continental case studies on the extent of the BRI and showcases where and how foreign investors may exploit the infrastructure.

CHINA FEATURED NEWS

China Briefing
May 12, 2021

What's Next for Australian Wine in China?

Australian winemakers and exporters should actively consider other Asian countries with less mature wine markets and expanding middle classes who present attractive growth opportunities, such as India, Thailand, and Vietnam.

China Briefing
May 11, 2021

China Export Tax Rebates: Changes & Risk Management

We discuss the recent changes in China’s export tax rebates regime and provide suggestions on how to prevent and manage the risks in a practical way.

China Briefing
May 10, 2021

China's Service Sector: New Opportunities in Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hainan

China's State Council has released regulations approving comprehensive pilot programs on opening the service sector in Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hainan.

ASEAN FEATURED NEWS

Vietnam Briefing
May 14, 2021

Vietnam Support for Vocational Training

The development underlines Vietnam’s continued effort in improving the labor landscape as the country experiences strong growth, both economically and socially.

ASEAN Briefing
May 12, 2021

Singapore’s EDB Launches S$10 Million Business Launchpad Scheme

Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has launched the Corporate Venture Launchpad to support large and established companies to venture into new areas of growth.

ASEAN Briefing
May 10, 2021

Microsoft Commits US$1 Billion To Build a Data Center in Malaysia

Microsoft is establishing its first data center in Malaysia, which is expected to create 19,000 jobs and generate US$4.6 billion in revenue for the country. The government aims to establish a favorable tax system to stimulate foreign high-tech and digital investments.

INDIA FEATURED NEWS

India Briefing
May 10, 2021

EU & India Announce 'Comprehensive Connectivity Partnership' - How EU Businesses Can Benefit

India’s middle class consumer base to reach 580 million by 2025. All EU countries have double tax treaties with India, reducing profits taxes. Many opportunities to sell and export to one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

India Briefing
May 10, 2021

Access India: How UK Businesses Can Take Advantage of the 2021 Enhanced UK-India Trade Partnership

Bilateral trade is set to double in the coming decade, using e-commerce, matchmakers, and agents to export to India. Exporters can also set up liaison offices and manufacturing units to take advantage of a middle class consumer market the size of the United States.

India Briefing
May 5, 2021

How Labor Market Study Can Strengthen Your India Relocation Strategy

As global economies continue to recover, multiple concerns regarding the concentration of supply chains emerge. Many businesses are actively considering their options for relocation. Asian economies have an upper hand, due to a mix of factors – lower costs, rapid industrial growth, availability of professional services, and locational advantages.

2021 DOWNLOADABLE REGIONAL BUSINESS GUIDES

January 1, 2021

An Introduction To Doing Business In China 2021

Doing Business in China 2021 is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in China. Compiled by the professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates in January 2021, this comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Chinese market, but also for companies who already have a presence here and want to keep up-to-date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.

October 1, 2021

An Introduction To Doing Business In ASEAN 2021

This publication is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in all ten ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and includes a guide to corporate establishment, tax advisory, and bookkeeping, in addition to HR and payroll, double tax agreements, and audit and compliance.

January 1, 2021

An Introduction To Doing Business In India 2021

Doing Business in India 2021 is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in India. Compiled by the professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates in January 2021, this comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Indian market, but also for companies who already have a presence here and want to keep up to date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.

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