ASEAN’s FTAs, Expats in India, and Vietnam’s FDI Strategy – Asia Investment Brief

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

ASEAN BRIEFING

ASEAN’s Free Trade Agreements: An Overview

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has signed several FTAs with some of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region. In this article, we provide a broad overview of some of ASEAN’s FTAs and highlight the overall benefits they offer.

INDIA BRIEFING

Expatriates in India: Visa, Work Culture, Socioeconomic, and Payroll Considerations

India is the second most favored destination for expatriates that want to work in the emerging markets. Here we discuss India’s living and working environment, and briefly touch on its HR and payroll laws as applicable to foreign nationals working in the country.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia Set to Issue Government Bonds in Yuan Denominations

In a sign of the global shift away from American hegemony and dollar, Russia is poised to issue a significant OFZ Bond in Chinese currency, the RMB.

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

China Funded Lapis-Lazuli Transport Corridor Unites Caucasus and Central Asia

China’s reach into Central Asia and the Caucasus has taken a major step forward with a new initiative poetically known as “The Lapis-Lazuli Transit, Trade & Transport Route” (or the “Lapis Lazuli Corridor”).

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam: FDI Strategy for 2018-2023

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, with the assistance of the World Bank, is currently drafting a new FDI strategy for 2018-2023 focusing on priority sectors and quality of investments, rather than quantity.


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