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.
On September 1, 2018, Malaysia will re-introduce the Sales and Services Tax (SST), replacing the three-year-old Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read our latest Regulatory Brief to know more about this levy.
ASEAN continues to be an important FDI destination for European investors. Read more about France’s investments in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in the first part of our two-part article on French FDI in ASEAN.
Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) seeks to establish Malaysia as a leading logistics center for global marketplaces by opening opportunities for companies both in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries. Read more in our latest article.
Malaysia is the fourth largest economy in Southeast Asia known for its high labor productivity and diversified economy. Read more about Malaysia’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2018 in our latest article.
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) on December 8, 2017 began accepting requests for foreign knowledge worker (FKW) projections. Companies planning to apply for employment passes in 2018 must ensure that they immediately apply for approval of their 2018 FKW projection to avoid any visa disruptions.
On October 27, 2017, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak tabled the country’s much anticipated 2018 budget. The budget proposes several tax incentives for investors and venture capital firms. In this article, we look at the salient features of the budget and their implications for businesses.
Malaysia and Thailand, both active members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), enjoy cordial diplomatic relations and share strong bilateral ties in several areas, including in trade and investment. Read more.
While Malaysia offers foreign investors a skilled workforce, the country’s laws mandate a formal, written labor contract signed by the parties. This article discusses how these contracts can serve as an opportunity for foreign investors to establish a firm foundation for human resources management in Malaysia.
In this week’s ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we analyze Malaysia’s latest GST waiver for certain goods and services, discuss Thailand’s new decree to regulate foreign workers, and highlight the ten priority FDI sectors identified by Myanmar for preferential treatment.