The Indonesian province of East Java attracted US$3.39 billion in foreign direct investment in 2013, the second largest amount in the country after Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. This amount represented a growth of 91.5 percent over 2010.
Developing countries in Southeast Asia gain much more economic benefits when they increase allowable foreign ownership, which leads to higher FDI inflows, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update release by the World Bank at the beginning of this month.
Doing Business in Singapore 2014 (Second Edition) will provide readers with an overview of the fundamentals of investing and conducting business in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region. This guide explains the basics of company establishment, annual compliance, taxation, human resources, payroll, and more.
A trade mark is an important asset with significant monetary value for a company. In this article, we outline the registration process for trade mark holders operating in Southeast Asia and review the key issues affecting SMEs’ intellectual property rights.
Seven of the regional ASEAN stock exchanges are to jointly launch their own ASEAN/FTSE Index aimed at attracting greater international investment into the economic bloc.
In this article, we examine the factors that make Singapore the preferred destination for foreign direct investment in the ASEAN region.
A report issued by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that with less than two years to go till the December 31, 2015, deadline, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) may no longer be a reality.
Volkswagen look set to establish their first manufacturing plant in Thailand as the country introduces new tax incentives to encourage foreign investment in the auto industry.
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA could face further opposition as some countries seek “inconsistent” and preferential policies.
In the year since we launched ASEAN Briefing, awareness of what ASEAN is and its importance to China, India and Asia as a whole has significantly increased.