Laos Enhancing Cross Border Railway Connectivity with Malaysia, China


Malaysia and Laos aim to enhance cross-railway cooperation to improve trade through a Memorandum of Collaboration.

Aeroflot to launch flights to Bangkok From Irkutsk in January


Aeroflot plans to launch direct flights from Irkutsk to Bangkok beginning on January 18, 2023, the Russian national air carrier has said Flights will operate to the Thai capital twice per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, respectively, using Boeing-737-800 aircraft. The flight time will be 6 hours 25 minutes. Russia’s S7 Airlines currently operates flights […]

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Forum: A Look at Russia’s Participation


The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) held meetings in Phnom Penh yesterday (November 23), including an AIPA session with Russia.  

An Introduction to Doing Business in Indonesia 2020 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


Doing Business in Indonesia 2020 is designed to comprehensively guide new and established investors in Indonesia.

Malaysia Announces 70% Tax Exemption for Shipping Industry


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.

An Introduction to Malaysian GST


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.

ASEAN Market Watch: Malaysian Double Taxation, Property in Myanmar, and Investment Initiatives in the Philippines


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

The Benefits of Regional Management in Thailand


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.

The Philippines Export Development Plan: Addressing Obstacles to Trade


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.

Investment Protection in ASEAN – Part 1: The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement


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.

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