The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed new measures to improve investor protection, including extending current regulatory safeguards to cover non-conventional investment products and making it mandatory for all investment products to be rated according to their complexity and risk.
Transfer pricing continues to be an important issue for the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) in Malaysia.This article discusses recent developments in transfer pricing in Malaysia and advises taxpayers operating in Malaysia on how to prepare for scrutiny by the IRB.
Singapore and Vietnam committed to greater collaboration on intellectual property (IP) utilization and protection in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Wednesday, July 2. The two countries signed the agreement during the four-day 44th Asean Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) meeting in Ho Chih Minh City this week.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its decision last week to impose an anti-dumping duty on stainless steel pressure pipes imported from Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.
A trade mark is an important asset with significant monetary value for a company. In this article, we outline the registration process for trade mark holders operating in Southeast Asia and review the key issues affecting SMEs’ intellectual property rights.
The European Patent Office (EPO) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Industrial Property with the ASEAN Member States’ Intellectual Property Offices.
The Philippines and Indonesia are to sign a maritime boundary treaty after agreements to do so were reached at a meeting of the two countries’ Foreign Ministers in Jakarta yesterday.
Last Friday, Singapore’s Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister presented the 2014 Budget to Parliament for the financial year April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. In this article, we present the key tax initiatives from the 2014 Budget.
The principle issues surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) development, protection and enforcement are essential to all aspects of your ASEAN business. Your IPR strategy should be considered one of the main pillars of your business, not unlike your business strategy or HR strategy.
A joint report from the UN World Tourism Organization and World Travel & Tourism Council suggests that facilitating ASEAN visa procedures could attract between 6 and 10 million additional international tourist arrivals by 2016.