The Philippines in 2018, Lower Tier Cities in India, and Tariff Cuts in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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ASEAN BRIEFING

The Philippines’ Investment Outlook 2018

With an average growth rate of 6.3 percent over the past five years, the Philippines is now among the fastest growing economies in Asia. Read more about the Philippines’ latest FDI trends and outlook for 2018.

INDIA BRIEFING

India’s Tier II and Tier III Cities: Are They Right for Your Business?

Indian cities are classified purely on the basis of their population size. Accordingly, foreign companies that are interested in locating in a Tier II or Tier III Indian city should carefully consider their options.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russian Trade with Hong Kong Up 53% in 2017

ussia’s overall trade with the Chinese territory of Hong Kong rose by 53 percent in 2017, with Hong Kong’s total exports to Russia soaring by 43 percent to US$2.1 billion in the first ten months of 2017, while imports from Russia surged by 63 percent to US$870 million.

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

China, France Agree to Joint China Unicom-Eutelsat Belt Road Satellite Venture

French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China has resulted in the French Eutelsat Communications signing off a Memorandum of Understanding with China United Network Communications Co., Ltd, (China Unicom).

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam: Multiple FTAs Tariff Cuts in 2018

Vietnam announces preferential tariff rates for 2018-2020 related to its Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), with most reductions to be in effect from 2018. Read more to know about the commodities with reduced tariff rates and its impact on the State Budget.


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