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Digital FTZ in Malaysia, FDI Policy in India, and Minimum Wages in Russia – Asia Investment Brief

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

ASEAN BRIEFING

Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone

Malaysia’s Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) seeks to establish Malaysia as a leading logistics center for global marketplaces by opening opportunities for companies both in Malaysia and other ASEAN countries.

INDIA BRIEFING

India’s FDI Policy Amended: Single Brand Retail, Medical Devices Win Big

The federal government approved major amendments to India’s FDI Policy on January 10 to ease doing business and remove unintended obstacles for investments in certain industries. Major beneficiaries include single brand retailers and the medical devices industry, with the government providing more clarity on compliance requirements and easing the investment process.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia Raises Minimum Wage Level, Comparable to Southeast Asia

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 Increases Trade with Belt & Road Countries to US$1.14 Trillion in 2017

The total value of China’s imports and exports to Belt and Road countries rose by 17.8 percent in 2017 on a year-on-year basis, according to Huang Songping, spokesperson for the General Administration of Customs at a press conference held by China’s State Council Information Office on January 12th.

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Expanding Investments in Dong Nai

With an economic growth of eight percent, Dong Nai province with its rising per capita income, growing exports, and FDI is fast emerging as the preferred choice for high-tech and environment-friendly firms. Read more to know about its growth, infrastructure, regional competitiveness, and opportunities.


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