Malaysia is one of the most prolific traders within the ASEAN bloc. Helping to ensure the longevity of this position, the country has introduced a 70 percent tax incentive for those in the shipping industry. Understand the particulars of these incentives and learn how you may benefit.
Malaysia has introduced Goods and Service Taxation (GST) as of April 2016. Learn how this tax has been implemented and understand its projected impact on business throughout the country.
In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch we analyze Malaysia’s DTA with the Ukraine, discuss Myanmar’s property market, and highlight new investment initiatives in the Philippines
Thailand is seeking to position itself as a regional management center within ASEAN. Read more to learn about incentives offered by the Kingdom as well requirements needed to tap into these opportunities.
Seeking to maximize its position within ASEAN, the Philippines has announced stimulus measures aimed at readjusting its export sector. Outlined in the recently passed Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP), the success of these reforms will likely play a significant role in the island nation’s business landscape in the coming months.
For companies seeking to expand operations in South East Asia, the region’s rising stature in manufacturing, ICT, and other areas of production remains tempered by regulatory uncertainty. To help investors mitigate their exposure to such risks, in this article we examine the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement.
Understanding that foreign exchange volatility is likely to be a long term risk associated with ASEAN based production, the following article overviews the issues surrounding foreign exchange within the region and highlights market entry strategies that can be utilized to reduce operational exposure.
When comparing wages across countries, investors should be pay close attention to all attributes of wages within a given country as they can differ drastically. To provide insight on these trends and to illuminate the intricacies of ASEAN’s diverse labor market, the following article provides an overview of the regional blocs current wage differentials.
With a total population exceeding 250 million, Indonesia is a great market opportunity for foreign companies seeking to expand their consumer base and bolster production. For those seeking to gather more information on the Indonesian market, the following article outlines the steps required to set up Representative Offices.
In the face of deteriorating performance in China, those interested in tapping ASEAN’s growing potential should be sure to evaluate its members on an individual basis. To this end, The ASEAN Business Optimism Index (BOI) by Dun & Bradstreet provides in-depth insight into business sentiment for the quarter ahead. In this article we provide an overview of prevailing business optimism trends within ASEAN 6 nations based on this quarter’s BOI.