German Investment in ASEAN Part V: Thailand and Vietnam


ASEAN continues to be an important FDI destination for German investors. Read more about Germany’s investments in Thailand and Vietnam in the fifth and concluding part of our five-part article on German FDI in ASEAN.

Investing in ASEAN’s Coffee Industry


ASEAN’s coffee industry offers several opportunities for foreign investors. Read our latest article to know more about the coffee industry in Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and the Philippines.

CPTPP and Opportunities for Businesses in ASEAN


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).

French FDI in ASEAN Part I: Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam


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.

ASEAN Growth to Remain Resilient Despite Regional Vulnerabilities


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


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.

Donald Trump in the White House: Implications for the Future of the TPP and Free Trade in ASEAN


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.

Indirect Taxation Across ASEAN


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 Implications for ASEAN Based Investors


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.

Rooting Out Slave Labor: An Introduction to Sustainable Manufacturing in ASEAN


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.

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