Asia Investment Brief: Import-Export in Brunei, Retail in India, and Payment Preferences in Vietnam

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Our weekly round up of other news affecting foreign investors throughout Asia:

ASEAN BRIEFING

Import and Export Procedures in Brunei – Best Practices

With Brunei’s single window customs clearance and low tariff rates, exporting into and importing out of the small sovereign state is considerably easier than trading with some of its Southeast Asian neighbors. In this article, we explain best practices for importing into and exporting out of Brunei.

INDIA BRIEFING

Foreign Investment in Indian Retail: Challenges and Opportunities

India’s regulatory framework on foreign direct investment in retail is one of the most complex in the world. In this article, we offer advice on how best to navigate these regulations and access India’s dynamic consumer market.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia and China Agree to US$10 Billion OBOR Fund

Russia and China have agreed to establish a US$10 billion Russia-China RMB cooperation fund following last week’s meetings between the two leaders in Moscow. The new fund will make ruble and RMB settlements, with Beijing expecting it to help boost the RMB’s international standing.

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

China’s Maritime Arctic Silk Road On Ice

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have agreed to build an “Ice Silk Road” following their bilateral meetings in Moscow last week. This references the development of the Northern Sea Passage and the opening up of a route across northern Russia and the Arctic ocean as global warming gradually makes an impact.

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam’s Payment Preferences: Four Trends to Watch

Vietnam is aiming to move towards a 90 percent cashless economy by 2020 by reducing cash transactions and increasing electronic payments. With supportive regulatory changes, implementation of new technologies, increased banking penetration, entry of fintech firms, and growing internet penetration, achieving the target seems challenging, but achievable.


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