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Indonesia’s Electric Battery Industrial Strategy


Indonesia’s ambitious targets in the electric battery industry offer a prime opportunity for strategic investments and partnerships.

Prospects for Electric Battery Production in Indonesia – Latest Issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine


In this ASEAN Briefing issue, we provide an overview of Indonesia’s EV battery industry, the various incentives offered by the government, and highlight the right business entity foreign investors should use when entering this industry.

Singapore and Malaysia Plan Joint Special Economic Zone in Johor State


Singapore and Malaysia are partnering to create a special economic zone in Malaysia’s Johor state, adjacent to the Singaporean border.

Malaysia’s Semiconductor Sector Beckons Foreign Investors


Malaysia wants to develop its semiconductor industry beyond assembly and testing into more value-added production such as integrated circuit design.

Singapore Cybersecurity Draft Amendment Bill: Public Consultation Ends Jan. 15


The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore is seeking views on the draft Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill until January 15, 2024. We list key threats that are being addressed by the Bill.

Incentives in Malaysia’s Special Economic Zones: A Guide for Businesses


Malaysia’s special economic zones offer fiscal incentives and sector-specific perks, including tax relief and tailored benefits, along with robust infrastructure. We list the available incentives for businesses in the country’s respective SEZs.

Opportunities for Investors in Indonesia’s Cosmetics Industry


We discuss the business opportunities catering to halal cosmetics and personal care products in Indonesia’s beauty industry as domestic purchasing power increases.

Singapore’s 2024 Economic Outlook


Optimism prevails for Singapore’s economic outlook in 2024, particularly for growth projected in key sectors like electronics, F&B, and travel-related industries.

An Introduction to Doing Business in ASEAN 2024 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


This Guide covers the fundamentals of investing in ASEAN, including market entry, company setup, tax and audit, and HR and payroll.

Renewable Energy Manufacturing Potential in Southeast Asia


Southeast Asia has the potential to be a global leader in renewable manufacturing while simultaneously achieving its economic growth targets.

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