Myanmar’s New Companies Law, India’s Disabilities Act, Vietnam’s Central Highlands – Asia Investment Brief

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ASEAN BRIEFING

Myanmar’s New Companies Law

On December 6, 2017, Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw approved the new Myanmar Companies Act, 2017, replacing the country’s century-old Companies Act of 1914. The new law seeks to modernize corporate governance in Myanmar in line with international best practices.

INDIA BRIEFING

The Disabilities Act in India: What Employers Need to Know

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 along with the Rules (for implementation) have recently been enacted by the federal government. The new law protects disabled persons in India from various forms of discrimination, ensures their access to equal employment opportunities, and enhances their societal participation.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia, China Agree to Coordinate OBOR with EAEU

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said on a visit to Moscow last week that China is ready to step up efforts to link the China-initiated Belt and Road Initiative with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) when meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

China, United Kingdom Planning RMB 10 Billion OBOR Development Fund

China and the UK are planning a RMB 10 billion joint investment fund, according to sources at Bloomberg. Details of the equity split have not yet been decided, however the fund is apparently set to focus on areas such as infrastructure, agriculture and hi-tech industries.

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam’s Central Highlands Region: Strategic Investment Opportunities

The Central Highlands have long been a strategic economic, political location in the history of Vietnam. Sharing borders with Laos and Cambodia, this region is one of the most important location for the economic development of Vietnam in the next few years.


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