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Incentives in Thailand, World Cup in India, Waste-to-Energy in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Investing in Thailand: Tax and Non-Tax Incentives

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) offers a range of tax and non-tax incentives to foreign companies making investments in the country. In this article, we discuss the various tax and non-tax incentives on offer for foreign investors in Thailand.

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India’s World Cup Fever, New Sports Leagues Open Market Wide for Business

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, begins today. Despite the Indian team repeatedly not qualifying for the tournament, it is expected to have a viewership of over 100 million fans in India.

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The Cambodia-China DTA, Liaison Offices in India, and Aviation in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Key Highlights of Cambodia-China Double Taxation Treaty

The China-Cambodian Double Taxation Treaty entered into force on January 26, 2018, and will be applicable to income received on or after January 1, 2019.

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How to Establish a Liaison Office in India

Prospective companies and investors looking to enter India must carefully consider their options for investment and available avenues for establishing a business presence.

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Minimum Wages in Laos, Russia-India Relations, and Trade in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Laos Increases Minimum Wage for the Third Time in Eight Years

The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018.

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HR and Payroll in India: 10 Best Practices for Employers

As India integrates into the global market, foreign firms entering the country have to strike a balance between following their own best practices while adapting to local norms and having a firm understanding of legal requirements in the country.

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Corporate Taxes in the Philippines, Halal Market in India, and Digital Free Trade in Africa – Asia Investment Brief

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Corporate Taxes in the Philippines

In the Philippines, all companies – domestic or foreign – are liable to pay corporate income tax (CIT). The tax liability for a corporation is determined by its residency status and is based on the net income it obtains.

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India’s Halal Market: Opportunities in Cosmetics, Personal Care Segments

India has the world’s third largest Muslim population at more than 150 million, and presents huge market opportunities for halal-based entrepreneurs.

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Autos in Thailand, Data Centers in India, and Ports in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Thailand’s Automotive Industry: Opportunities and Incentives

Thailand offers great investment potential as a leading automotive production base in ASEAN. Read our latest article to know more about the opportunities and incentives on offer as well as the outlook for 2018.

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Investing in Digital India: BFSI Sector Fuels Need for Regional Data Centers

As more industries in India develop information technology (IT) solutions to improve delivery capacity and adopt new business models to match global innovation trends, India’s dependence on global data centers is becoming problematic.

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Taxes in ASEAN, e-Commerce in India, and Textiles in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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The 2018/19 ASEAN Tax Comparator

The latest issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine titled, “The 2018/19 ASEAN Tax Comparator“, is out now and available to subscribers as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

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e-Commerce in India: Market Trends and Regulations

In this article, we discuss some of the major drivers shaping the momentum in favor of e-commerce in India, as well as key legal and regulatory considerations for online businesses.

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FinTech in Singapore, Tourism in India, and Internet Regulations in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Singapore Announces New FinTech Fast Track Initiative

Last week, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) launched a new financial technology (FinTech) Fast Track initiative that provides an expedited patent application-to-grant process for financial technology innovations.

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India’s Tourism Sector: New Investment Opportunities Emerge as Market Segments Widen

India’s travel and tourism industry generated US$91.3 billion (Rs 5,949 billion) in 2017, and is projected to double over the next decade. Foreign spending alone accounted for US$26 billion (Rs 1,961 billion) last year.

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Tax Holidays in Indonesia, SEZs in India, and Cryptocurrency in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Indonesia Eases Tax Holiday Policy for New FDI Projects

In a bid to attract more investment to support the country’s economic growth, Indonesia recently issued a new regulation granting a 100 percent Corporate Income Tax (CIT) cut to new FDI-backed businesses. Read our latest update to know more.

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India’s Special Economic Zones: A Primer

Special economic zones (SEZs) in India are certain localities which offer tax and other incentives to their resident businesses. Up until 2000, India did not have SEZs, and instead had a number of export processing zones (EPZs), which, although similar in structure to the modern SEZ, failed to attract many firms to India.

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