China and Singapore are seeking to establish a mutual 30-day visa-free travel arrangement to boost people exchanges and commercial prospects.
China's National Immigration Administration unveiled an upgraded Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card, effective from December 1, 2023, with design improvements and enhanced functionality. We explain the key changes in the new Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card and benefits for applicants.
We offer the latest advice on traveling to China since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, from visas to testing to travel precautions.
With borders open again, we look at all of the China visa-free policies that are currently in place and clarify who is eligible to benefit from them.
Dongguan has opened the GBA IIT subsidy application this year on November 15, 2023. The application can be submitted through the designated system until December 25, 2023, after which the system will close.
China has announced a unilateral visa-free entry policy for holders of ordinary passports from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia, during the period from December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024.
We outline the mandatory registration timelines and procedures for Indian companies under ESIC and Provident Fund schemes.
Businesses and foreign investors should note India's official holiday schedule, which is impacted by regional, local, and national factors, including festivals, patriotic observances, and cultural practices.
Responding to industry feedback, the Indian government is streamlining the visa approval process for Chinese experts engaged in PLI sectors.
When planning investments, consider the stability and security of a fixed deposit (FD) account, a favored low-risk choice for investors.
We answer some frequently asked questions foreign hiring managers may have regarding the minimum wage in India. Several states in India have updated their minimum wages as of October 2023.
This article explores key insights for recruiting in India and offers cost-effective strategies for international firms.
Vietnam Briefing outlines Vietnam’s official public holidays in 2024. Businesses should take note of the holiday schedule and plan accordingly.
One way to manage a firm’s workforce through peaks and troughs in demand is by utilizing labor outsourcing. In this article, the Vietnam Briefing outlines the conditions for foreign firms with respect to labor outsourcing in Vietnam.
Last week, the Prime Minister of Vietnam approved the National Program for Increasing Labor Productivity to 2030. Here is how Vietnam intends to improve productivity in its workforce.
Vietnam’s General Office of Statistics has released its Q3 2023 labor market and employment update. Here’s what it says about Vietnam’s human resources at the end of September this year.
The gig economy has emerged as a key driver of innovation and change in the way people work in Vietnam. This presents both benefits and challenges for workers and businesses alike. Here’s what foreign firms should know.
The conditions for employing foreign workers in Vietnam have changed. This article highlights the key changes that foreign firms should be aware of.
Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor has issued a new investor visa in a bid to boost foreign investments in targeted industries.
Thailand is set to announce a minimum wage increase for 2024, expected to surpass the inflation rate. It is likely to fall short of the initially proposed 400 baht (US$11.12) per day to mitigate potential negative impacts on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Service contracts in Vietnam are a flexible alternative for firms to find human resources support and staff time-bound or specialized projects.
Cambodia's vital GFT industries, encompassing garments, footwear, and textiles, are set for a minimum wage increase in 2024. We've observed adjustments in minimum wages for various worker categories, including regular, probationary, and piece-rate employees.
Cambodia has opened the application window for businesses to apply for the foreign employee quota. Under the quota system, only 10 percent of a local company’s workforce can be a foreign employee.
Indonesia is introducing a golden visa scheme to attract foreign corporate and individual investors. The scheme offers between five-to-10-year resident permits, depending on their investment value.