Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank recently announced a relaxation of the loan-to-value (LTV) and financing-to-value (FTV) ratios in the real estate sector. The move, which will come into effect from August 1, 2018, will reduce the down payment obligations of property buyers.
Bank Indonesia (BI), the country’s central bank recently raised its key interest rate for the second time within a span of just two weeks. The move is seen as an attempt to arrest the volatility of the Rupiah, the country’s currency as well as to prevent the outflow of capital from the archipelagic nation.
In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their IP rights in Indonesia’s food and beverage industry.
In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their design rights in ASEAN.
The China-Cambodian Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) entered into force on January 26, 2018, and will be applicable to income received on or after January 1, 2019. Read our article to know about the key highlights of the treaty.
The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018. While this is the third such raise in the last eight years, the revised wages are still significantly lower than those in neighboring countries in ASEAN.
Myanmar’s union government has increased the country’s daily minimum wage for an eight-hour work day from Kyat 3,600 (US$2.65) to Kyat 4,800 (US$3.54). The wage increase is the first since Myanmar introduced a minimum wage as part of the government’s labor market reforms in 2015.
Cambodia is the first Asian country to grant validation to European patents. Read our latest article to know what requirements are to be met in order to validate patents in Cambodia.
In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their IP in the Philippines’ food and beverage industry.
In a bid to attract more investment to support the country’s economic growth, Indonesia recently issued a new regulation granting a 100 percent Corporate Income Tax (CIT) cut to new FDI-backed businesses. Read our latest update to know more.