The Best of Asia Briefing – August/September 2012

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Featuring our latest magazine and book downloads, as well as the best of our business and regulatory commentary. Includes our most recent publications and complimentary downloads concerning emerging Asia.

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements
In this issue, we look at the evolution of the legal framework of double taxation agreements in China, including the foundations of anti-avoidance, obligations in reporting offshore transactions, how to qualify as a beneficial owner and how to claim treaty benefits. We also outline the interpretations given in Circular 75 of the China-Singapore DTA, which was the first time that the Chinese tax authorities really opened up about DTA interpretations.

Dalian City Guide
Asia Briefing’s Dalian City Guide is designed for the investor seeking a general overview on one of China’s most important port cities, which handles most trade with Japan, Korea and Taiwan due to its strategic location. Compiled by our own local resources and expertise, this guide presents the investor a real picture of the city’s economic conditions.

An Introduction to Doing Business in China
Asia Briefing, in cooperation with its parent firm Dezan Shira & Associates, has just released this 40-page report introducing everything that a foreign investor should be familiar with when establishing and operating a business in China.

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Pre and Post-Incorporation Compliance for FIEs in India
Compliance requirements vary by foreign-invested entity type. In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we discuss compliance for foreign representation entities and wholly owned subsidiaries.

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An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam
Asia Briefing, in cooperation with its parent firm Dezan Shira & Associates, has just released this 32-page report introducing everything that a foreign investor should be familiar with when establishing and operating a business in Vietnam.

Human Resources for Foreigners in Vietnam
In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we take a look at foreign workers in Vietnam: how to hire, the legal obligations a company bears (including withholding and paying personal income tax and social insurance), and finally a common dilemma – the housing situation.

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Russia’s Accounting Revolution (Coming Soon)
In this issue of Russia Briefing, we look at Russia’s accounting “revolution.” The new Law on Accounting that passed the parliament in December 2011 and comes into force January 2013 is nothing short of revolutionary. Combined with the dramatic changes in accounting already underway in Russia, including the introduction of obligatory provision calculations in 2011 and automatic document exchange in 2012, the new law can be considered a breakthrough for further improvement in accounting in Russia.

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An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore
Asia Briefing, in cooperation with its parent firm Dezan Shira & Associates, has just released this 25-page report introducing everything that a foreign investor should be familiar with when establishing and operating a business in Singapore.

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August Issue of North Korea’s DPRK Monthly
Monthly report covering domestic, peninsular, regional, and global news relating to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea. DPRK Monthly is written and produced by North Korea expert Paul White.

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