Following the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 11 remaining signatories agreed to move ahead with a revised TPP. Read more in our latest article on the rechristened Comprehensive Progressive Agreement for the Tran-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
ASEAN continues to be an important FDI destination for European investors. Read more about France’s investments in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in the first part of our two-part article on French FDI in ASEAN.
The World Bank forecasts ASEAN growth to remain resilient despite risks from global and regional vulnerabilities. Read more for a country by country breakdown of the WB’s forecasts for developing ASEAN countries in our latest article.
An Introduction to Doing Business in ASEAN 2017, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now and available in the Asia Briefing Bookstore. This guide introduces the fundamentals of investing in ASEAN to foreign investors and provides an overview of current legislation throughout the region.
Myanmar’s clothing exports have grown from US$337 million in 2010 to US$1.46 billion in 2015, and could reach US$12 billion by 2020. Learn about opportunities for foreign investment in Myanmar’s burgeoning garment industry, and the driver’s of the country’s growing competitiveness.
In this article, we examine the implications of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Free Trade in the ASEAN region.
VAT and GST rates within ASEAN vary widely between member states – from 12 percent in the Philippines to countries which do not currently levy these taxes at all, such as Laos and Myanmar. For those considering investment, GST, VAT, and other taxation tied to the purchase of specific goods should be watched closely.
Brexit is now a reality. Learn how ASEAN’s Investment environment will be impacted by the UK’s Exit from the European Union with analysis on currency volatility, trade agreements, investment opportunities, and risk management strategy.
When investing in emerging markets to lower costs, exploitative labor practices are always a reputational concern. Learn which ASEAN markets will allow you to retain a cost advantage over your competitors while producing goods in a sustainably manner.
In the wake of Indonesia’s proposal for an ASEAN wide minimum wage, we assess the impact of such an arrangement and provide insight on the likelihood of its passage.