Stay on top of the latest business news from across Asia. Here we bring you a selection of the latest articles on economic, regulatory, tax, HR, and payroll developments published on our respective regional platforms.
The new amendments aim to bring BVI's business regime in line with international standards.
China's private pension has officially launched, but high barriers to entry mean not many players can get involved - yet.
We discuss the market size, growth drivers, and global competition facing China’s biopharma industry and suggest potential investment paths.
New regulations for China’s private education industry clarify the levels of access available to foreign players.
Maharashtra rolled back the state's ban on single-use plastic items made of compostable material and specified packaging material.
Businesses must note that single use plastic will be banned in India from July 1, 2022, and noncompliance will trigger penalties.
India’s net-zero commitments will demand a vast amount of funding over the next five decades. We discuss key investment opportunities.
The Sovereign Green Bonds Framework will ensure availability of finance for green infrastructure and renewable energy projects. We discuss how.
Vietnam’s TH Milk is expanding into Russia with a new facility near Moscow. Here’s a short overview.
Vietnam won’t be playing in the World Cup but that doesn’t mean it won’t be well represented on the pitch. Here’s how.
Vietnam Briefing profiles the emerging cosmetics industry in Vietnam including the current scenario, opportunities, and challenges.
The AANZFTA upgrade aims to modernize the agreement with new provisions on government procurement, MSMEs, trade, and sustainable development.
Thailand has introduced new incentives aimed at supporting high-tech industries, tax exemptions for companies relocating to the country, and rewarding existing investors.
Singapore is highly dependent on food and beverage imports and the country presents a highly lucrative market for Australian food brands.
Australia’s agricultural products, particularly its cattle and beef, are important merchandise exports to Indonesia.
Algeria and China signed an executive plan on Monday (December 5) for the joint development of the Belt and Road initiative, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers has announced. A second agreement was signed regarding cooperation in “important areas” between the two countries extending until 2024.
Shifting supply chains and BRI developments are boosting Central Asian trade and investment with positive regional results By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The bilateral trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan since the beginning of 2022 has reached US$1 billion, a record figure. The announcement was made by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, following conversations with[.....]
Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Tilek Tekebayev has held meetings with Annadurdy Kosaev, the Chairman of the Turkmendeniz Deryayollary Transport agency at Turkmenbashi port, according to the Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport.
Tajikistan’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has introduced the “Strategy for the Development of the Green Economy for 2023-2037”, with the goal being to implement regulatory reforms, ensure the efficient use of natural capital, attract investments, introduce modern and innovative technologies, and strengthen international cooperation in the green economy.
Belarus-Russia trade is likely to hit a record high of $50 billion in 2022, according to the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Krutoi, who made the statements at the “Belarus – Russia: Equal Union, Common History, Shared Future” forum held this week.
Gazprombank (GPB) has launched money remittances for individuals in Chinese yuan from their accounts to the accounts of individuals and legal entities in any other bank in Russia or abroad, the bank has stated. Gazprombank retail clients could previously make transfers in Russian rubles, U.S. dollars, and Euros. In the West, the bank is sanctioned[.....]
The Russian State-Owned Statistics Agency RIA Novosti has claimed that many EU countries have increased their bilateral trade with Russia, citing data from the European Union’s own trade intelligence.
Energy, construction and agricultural trade all show sizeable increases By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The 96th meeting of the Economic Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States has taken part, with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko representing Russia. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and[.....]