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Thailand has introduced new incentives aimed at supporting high-tech industries, tax exemptions for companies relocating to the country, and rewarding existing investors, among others. The new incentives were issued to advance Thailand’s Five-Year Investment Promotion Strategy’s goals which seek to promote higher-value-added activities post-COVID-19.
India’s transition to a low-carbon economy will demand a vast amount of funding over the next five decades. The soon-to-be world’s most populous nation aims to reach net-zero by 2070, making it the last of the world’s largest emitters to do so. However, this enormous transition creates a wealth of opportunity for green investment in the energy sector, the carbon capture sector, and in electric vehicles, among others.
Cryptocurrency has proven incredibly popular in Vietnam. But interest was already subsiding when, two weeks ago, major crypto exchange FTX collapsed. Could this be the beginning of the end for Vietnam’s crypto market?
Under the India-Australia ECTA, duties on 100 percent tariff lines will be eliminated by Australia, covering 6,000 broad sectors. Meanwhile, India’s tariffs on 90 percent of Australian goods exports, including meat, wool, cotton, seafood, nuts, and avocados, will be removed. We discuss the full details of the ECTA and the opportunities for Australian and Indian exporters.
Vietnam failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, joining a host of other countries on the sidelines – Italy, for example. But despite not competing on the pitch, Vietnam is still an integral part of the world football ecosystem. We explain how.
It’s gone under the radar, but the number of countries that are members of the Belt & Road Initiative playing at the FIFA 2022 World Cup Finals is nearly the same as those who are not. Game On Then! We track how the BRI teams are doing against the Rest of the World: Daily Updates.
GDP growth at 6.2%, massive energy reserves and a move to a digital world are bringing Turkmenistan into the Central Asian future rather than its past.
Russia actively participates as a strategic partner for Cuba, financing prioritized projects for Cuban National Development and has linked these investments to Cuba’s 2030 Economic and Social Development Plan in various Cuban sectors, including energy, the bilateral agenda consolidates exchanges and contacts for the advancement of joint projects.
The EAEU comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and has a combined population of 167 million and a GDP of about USD5 trillion. We examine the current status of intra-EAEU trade and investment and its more significant trade partners – China, Iran, India & Vietnam, as well as discussing the future for the bloc amid changing geopolitical dynamics across Eurasia.
The AIPA-Russia session was completely booked with very little standing place left. The Russian-speaking General who heads the Lao Parliamentary Committee on defense was particularly welcoming – as was the Singapore delegation.
Thailand has introduced new incentives aimed at supporting high-tech industries, tax exemptions for companies relocating to the country, and rewarding existing investors.
How can foreign merchants sell to China? Understand the requirements and platforms for entering the world's largest e-commerce market.
India’s net-zero commitments will demand a vast amount of funding over the next five decades. We discuss key investment opportunities.
Vietnam's economy is still on the fast-tract despite global headwinds. Here's how.