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.
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.
There are a number of important meetings taking place in April, including the ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting.
ASEAN’s four leading English-language newspapers have united to launch a joint ePaper subscription that will seek to unite their readership on a single news platform.
The newly created U.S.-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive Small and Medium Sized Enterprises will foster the development of SMEs and increase their competitiveness in the markets of the ASEAN region and beyond.
In the newest issue of Asia Briefing Magazine, we highlight and explore Singapore’s position as a holding company location for outbound investment, most notably for companies seeking to enter ASEAN and other emerging markets in Asia.
A twice-yearly survey conducted by HSBC showed that exporters in Singapore were optimistic about trading conditions in the coming months, with its Trade Confidence Index reaching a two-year high of 115. This is up 10 points from the previous survey covering the first half of 2013.
The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner, Kim Henares, explained in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel last Thursday that the BIR is considering draft proposals that will lower personal income taxes by 2015.