China & Hong Kong

Singapore Signs Upgraded Free Trade Agreement with China


Singapore and China has signed an upgrade of their bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The expanded trade pact is expected to deepen trade and investment between the two countries, while affording Singaporean firms expanded market access in China.

RCEP Negotiations Reach Critical Stage – Likely to be Inked by Year-End


The two-day Singapore Ministerial meeting of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement concluded recently. Read our latest article to know more about its key outcomes.

ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Signed


The ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) was signed during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila. The pact, which will come into force on January 1, 2019 is expected to benefit foreign businesses significantly as it will expand Hong Kong’s network to cover all major economies in South East Asia.

The Philippines and Hong Kong – Trade and Economic Relations


The trading relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong goes back several centuries. In the present day, the Philippines serves as the 13th largest market for Hong Kong. Learn more about the current state of their economic ties in our latest article.

The Philippines’ Economic and Political Relations With China


In this article, our Philippines correspondent Bob Shead looks at recent developments related to Philippines’ political and economic relations with China. Read more to learn about significant improvements made since President Duterte assumed office.

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.

The State of ASEAN M&As in 2016


In its most recent investment report for 2016, ASEAN has focused heavily on the intertwined issues of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Learn which parties are at the forefront of these acquisitions and where opportunities lie in the near to medium term.

Successfully Resolving Commercial Disputes: An Overview of Arbitration in ASEAN


International arbitration centers have become the preferred location for the resolution of corporate dispute resolution in ASEAN. Learn which centers offer the best conditions for the resolution of conflict and understand how to tap into these advantages.

Singapore Overtakes Hong Kong as Asia’s Top Financial Hub


Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as the top financial hub in Asia; a symbolic milestone that is indicative of a wider trend of optimism towards the city state. Read more for ASEAN Briefing’s analysis on this development and learn how to effectively spearhead your expansion within the region.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Foreign Ownership in Indonesia, Burmese Tax Policy, and Scrapped Visa Requirements in Malaysia


In this edition of ASEAN Regualtory Brief we highlight increasing opportunities for foreign ownership in Indonesia, increasing penalties for Burmese tax evasion, and Malaysia’s removal of visa requirements for Chinese Tourists.

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