Economy & Trade

East Java Attracts Second Largest Amount of FDI in Indonesia


The Indonesian province of East Java attracted US$3.39 billion in foreign direct investment in 2013, the second largest amount in the country after Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. This amount represented a growth of 91.5 percent over 2010.

Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN – Key Findings


Developing countries in Southeast Asia gain much more economic benefits when they increase allowable foreign ownership, which leads to higher FDI inflows, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update release by the World Bank at the beginning of this month.

The Gateway to ASEAN: Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition)


Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition) will provide readers with an overview of the fundamentals of investing and conducting business in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region. This guide explains the basics of company establishment, annual compliance, taxation, human resources, payroll, and more.

ASEAN Launches Joint Stock Index


Seven of the regional ASEAN stock exchanges are to jointly launch their own ASEAN/FTSE Index aimed at attracting greater international investment into the economic bloc.

Singapore Holding Companies’ Edge in ASEAN


In this article, we examine the factors that make Singapore the preferred destination for foreign direct investment in the ASEAN region.

ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Deadline May Not Be Met


A report issued by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that with less than two years to go till the December 31, 2015, deadline, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) may no longer be a reality.

Volkswagen to Manufacture in Thailand


Volkswagen look set to establish their first manufacturing plant in Thailand as the country introduces new tax incentives to encourage foreign investment in the auto industry.

TPP Agreement Facing Negotiation Challenges


Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA could face further opposition as some countries seek “inconsistent” and preferential policies.

ASEAN Briefing Turns One Year Old


In the year since we launched ASEAN Briefing, awareness of what ASEAN is and its importance to China, India and Asia as a whole has significantly increased.

April 2014 ASEAN Regional Meetings


There are a number of important meetings taking place in April, including the ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting.

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