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China Briefing

China Briefing

China Reopening After COVID: Latest Developments and Business Advisory


Our daily updates on the latest events as they occur, together with ongoing advisory on how best to manage your China business exposure during COVID-19.

China Briefing

2023 Chinese Visa Application Guidelines


From January 8, 2023, China resumed the issuance of passports for Chinese citizens, ordinary visas and residence permits for foreigners, as well as tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers.

China Briefing

China Removes All Pre-Entry COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Inbound Travelers


China has announced the removal of all pre-entry COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers entering the country, effective August 30, 2023. The decision is hoped to boost China-bound tourism and movement of inbound foreign investment.

China Briefing

China 2022 Economic Growth - A Breakdown of Provincial GDP Statistics


We break down and analyze the local GDP data of China's 31 mainland provinces and discuss the growth prospects for 2023.

China Briefing

Mainland China to Fully Resume Travel with Hong Kong and Macao


China is to fully resume travel with Hong Kong and Macao starting February 6, 2023. We look at the supporting measures.

China Briefing

Travel and Consumption Recover Over the 2023 Chinese New Year Period


Consumption over Chinese New Year has rebounded following the lifting of COVID restrictions. We discuss what the latest shopping and travel trends mean for the country in 2023.

China Briefing

China to Resume Pilot Outbound Tours to Selected Countries 


As China will resume outbound pilot tours in early February, there is hope for an immediate rebound in the tourism industry outlook for 2023.

China Briefing

Chinese New Year 2023 - Travel, Consumption, and Post-COVID Recovery


Chinese New Year 2023 will be the first time in three years many people can travel, but will the lifting of COVID restrictions really bring a rebound in travel and consumption?

India Briefing

India Briefing

India's Latest Guidelines on International Travel


India has relaxed international travel restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

India Briefing

Investing in India's Education Market: New Growth Drivers


India's education market is among the biggest in the world and objectives like improving the GER and upskilling offer tremendous business scope for foreign investors.

India Briefing

Profiling India's EdTech Industry: A Multi Billion Dollar Opportunity


We profile the latest trends in the Indian Edtech industry whose valuation is pegged at US$30 billion by 2032. India has 5 Edtech unicorns as of Jan. 2022.

India Briefing

COVID-19 in India: Live Updates


This page provides daily updates on the coronavirus outbreak in India, including tracking new cases and the COVID vaccine roll-out.

India Briefing

India COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Availability


India has several contenders for producing the COVID-19 vaccine, which are in trials presently; all adults eligible for free shots at government centers from June 21.

India Briefing

India's Response to COVID-19: Stimulus Measures Driven by Credit Guarantee Schemes, Not Direct Relief


We look at India's economic stimulus measures to overcome the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India Briefing

Relief Measures for Taxpayers Announced Under GST Law Due to Severity of COVID Wave


Several concessionary measures were announced by India's tax authorities due to challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting statutory and regulatory compliances.

India Briefing

What is India Doing to Contain the Latest COVID Pandemic Wave?


India is taking various steps to control the COVID spread as well as address major gaps in the availability of life saving healthcare facilities and drugs.

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam Briefing

Why Vietnam Has Become a Promising Alternative for US Businesses in Asia


Vietnam Briefing examines the growing Vietnam-US bilateral relationship and why Vietnam has become a promising alternative for US businesses in Asia

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam Business Operations and the Coronavirus: Updates


Businesses in Vietnam need to prepare for an escalation of the coronavirus outbreak; measures taken by authorities may get enforced with little or no notice.

Vietnam Briefing

COVID-19 in Vietnam: Travel Updates and Restrictions


Vietnam Briefing highlights the travel updates and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.

Vietnam Briefing

Reviving Vietnam's Economy with Fiscal and Monetary Policies: Resolution 43


To revive Vietnam's economy post-pandemic, the government issued Resolution 43 on fiscal and monetary policies to support Vietnam's growth.

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam’s New Normal: The Hybrid Work Strategy


Vietnam Briefing highlights the advantages and challenges of the hybrid work strategy as Vietnam embraces the new normal.

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam Issues Tax Breaks for Businesses, Individuals Affected by Pandemic: Resolution 406


Vietnam issued Resolution 406 to help businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic including a 30 percent corporate income tax cut.

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam's Business Recovery: 4 Industries to Watch


Vietnam Briefing examines four key industries that are geared for recovery as Vietnam's economy gradually reopens and moves towards a new normal.

Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam's Economy Reopening: Why Should Investors Stay Positive


Vietnam Briefing higlights Vietnam's recent opening and business recovery, including the impact of the lockdown and positive future outlook.

ASEAN Briefing

ASEAN Briefing

COVID-19 Cases in ASEAN – Regular Updates by Country


We will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses in the ASEAN region informed with regards to the coronavirus.

ASEAN Briefing

Singapore Issues Third COVID-19 Stimulus Package


On April 6, 2020, the Singaporean government issued its third stimulus package valued at S$5.1 billion (US$3.6 billion) to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASEAN Briefing

Malaysia Issues Second Stimulus Package to Combat COVID-19: Salient Features


The Malaysian government has issued its second stimulus package to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to learn more

ASEAN Briefing

Singapore Announces Second COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Salient Features


The Singaporean government launched its second stimulus package to counter the economic fallout of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read on to learn more.

ASEAN Briefing

An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2020 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


Doing Business in Singapore 2020 is designed to comprehensively guide new and established investors in Singapore.

Our firm Dezan Shira & Associates provides legal, tax and operational advisory across Asia.
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