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 Market Watch: Indonesia Automotive Market, Malaysia-India Trade, and ASEAN Manufacturing Sector


In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch, we highlight Indonesia’s growing automotive sector, analyze Malaysia’s trade relations with India and discuss ASEAN’s manufacturing sector.

Singapore and India to Include Limitation of Benefits in DTAA Amendment: Implications for Foreign Investors


On April 1, 2017, Singapore and India’s amended Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement will come into effect, including a Limitation of Benefits clause. Find out more about what this clause includes and what its implications are on bilateral trade between Singapore and India.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Singapore-India Tax Treaty, Foreign Ownership of Property in Indonesia, and Malaysia Halal Food Certification


In this week’s ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we highlight the Singapore-India tax treaty, property prices for expatriates in Indonesia and Halal food certification in Malaysia.

ASEAN Market Watch: Indian SEZs in Myanmar, US Increasing Engagement in Cambodia, and Innovation in the Philippines


In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch we look at Indian sponsored SEZs in Myanmar, highlight Increasing US engagement in Cambodia, and discuss recent moves up the Global Innovation Index by the Philippines

Asian Highway to Link India, Myanmar, and Thailand


A new section of the planned Asian highway linking India, Myanmar, and Thailand has become operational. The 25.6 kilometer roadway will reduce travel time between Thinggan Nyenaung and Kawkareik from three hours to 45 minutes.

The Future of ASEAN-India Trade Looks Bright


Trade between ASEAN and India has seen strong growth over recent years. In 2014, total trade amounted to US$77 billion, a significant increase over the US$44 billion seen during 2009-10. Over the past decade, bilateral trade has increased at an average annual rate of a blistering 23 percent.

CLMV in India’s “Act East” Policy


The 2015-2016 Indian budget includes a proposal to set up manufacturing hubs in Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

ASEAN Investment Horizons: Key Industries for AEC 2015 – New Issue of Asia Briefing Magazine


In this issue of Asia Briefing, we forecast the effects of ASEAN Economic Community on foreign investment into the region in the lead up to 2015. Following this, we highlight what is happening in some of ASEAN’s hottest industries for investment, including electronics, information and communications technology, textiles and medical devices.

New Issue of Asia Briefing: The 2014 Asia Tax Comparator


In this issue, we examine the different tax rates in 13 Asian jurisdictions – the 10 countries of ASEAN, plus China, India and Hong Kong. We examine the on-the-ground tax rates that each of these countries levy as well as residency triggers, available tax incentives for the foreign investor, and important compliance issues.

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