Economy & Trade

Indonesia’s General Elections: What it Means for Investors


Indonesia’s recent election and the presidency of Prabowo Subianto could mean a continuation of economic policies with a focus on growth, resource sector opportunities, and economic reforms.

Understanding Singapore’s 2024 GDP Forecast


Singapore maintains a cautiously optimistic economic outlook despite global uncertainties, with projections indicating a modest growth range of 1 to 3 percent.

Singapore and China Sign Three MOUs, Boost Business Ties


The Singapore-China Economic Partnership Conference held on February 1, 2024, saw the signing of three crucial Memorandums of Understanding.

Prospects for Electric Battery Production in Indonesia – Latest Issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine


In this ASEAN Briefing issue, we provide an overview of Indonesia’s EV battery industry, the various incentives offered by the government, and highlight the right business entity foreign investors should use when entering this industry.

Japan and Indonesia Commit to Trade Barrier Removal in Updated Agreement


Japan and Indonesia have agreed to lift trade barriers and deepen collaboration in various sectors.

Singapore and Malaysia Plan Joint Special Economic Zone in Johor State


Singapore and Malaysia are partnering to create a special economic zone in Malaysia’s Johor state, adjacent to the Singaporean border.

Incentives in Malaysia’s Special Economic Zones: A Guide for Businesses


Malaysia’s special economic zones offer fiscal incentives and sector-specific perks, including tax relief and tailored benefits, along with robust infrastructure. We list the available incentives for businesses in the country’s respective SEZs.

Singapore’s 2024 Economic Outlook


Optimism prevails for Singapore’s economic outlook in 2024, particularly for growth projected in key sectors like electronics, F&B, and travel-related industries.

An Introduction to Doing Business in ASEAN 2024 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


This Guide covers the fundamentals of investing in ASEAN, including market entry, company setup, tax and audit, and HR and payroll.

Promising Sectors for Investments in Malaysia’s Economic Corridors


Malaysia’s economic corridors offer foreign businesses ample opportunities to invest in sectors that have transformed the country into a leading economic power in Southeast Asia.

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