The latest issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine titled, “Growing Opportunities for Foreign Investors in Indonesia”, is out now and available to subscribers as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.
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.
On November 2, 2018, Malaysia’s Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng tabled the country’s much anticipated 2019 budget. In this article, we look at the salient features of the budget and their implications for businesses.
The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Singapore has signed a free trade pact – the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) – to deepen their economic relations and trade ties. The trade pact signals both sides’ strong commitment to free trade at a time of increasing protectionism and is also seen as a prelude to a future FTA between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
For foreign workers and their employers in Indonesia, understanding the process to obtain an employment permit is essential. Read more in our latest article.
In this article, we provide a brief overview of statutory regimes with respect to employment termination in the five major ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Myanmar’s clothing exports have grown from US$337 million in 2010 to US$1.46 billion in 2015, and could reach US$12 billion by 2020. Learn about opportunities for foreign investment in Myanmar’s burgeoning garment industry, and the driver’s of the country’s growing competitiveness.
Myanmar’s commerce ministry recently issued a call for investments in economic zones that are planned to be set up on the country’s border with China. Read our latest article to find out where these zones will be located and how they would impact trade and investment between the two countries.
Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry is largely export-oriented and highly integrated into global supply chains. In this article, we briefly discuss the main characteristics of the garment manufacturing industry in Cambodia and the advantages it offers to foreign investors.
In this article, we discuss the salient features of labor contracts and social security obligations in five major ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.