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SEZs in Thailand, Auto Components in India, and Pharmaceuticals in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Thailand’s Special Economic Zones – Opportunities for Investment

Likely to benefit further from Thailand’s continued economic growth are businesses that choose to locate in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Thai border provinces. Here, we analyze the opportunities and incentives on offer in these SEZs.

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Auto Components Manufacturing in India: Robust Investment Outlook, Growth Potential

India’s rapidly increasing domestic demand and proximity to key Asian markets has made it a strong auto components sourcing hub. In 2016-17, the annual turnover of the auto component industry in India crossed US$43 billion; it is expected to reach US$115 billion in 2020-21.

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Philippines Under Duterte, China+1 Manufacturing in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Philippines Under Duterte: Opportunities and Risks

As the Philippines’ economy continues to experience robust growth, Grapevine Asia Partners assesses the opportunities and risks for foreign investors in the country under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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India-Vietnam: A Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Emerges

South Asia is currently witnessing a rapid growth spurt, with a resurgence in investor interest despite the occasional geopolitical foible. India and Vietnam hold key positions in this region – on both trade and commerce as well as understanding on political and security issues.

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Import-Export in Indonesia, Provincial Competitiveness in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Import-Export Procedures in Indonesia – Best Practices

With a population of over 261.1 million people, Indonesia represents a growing market for exporters and importers around the world. In this article, we explain best practices for importing into and exporting out of Indonesia.

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India-South Asia Bilateral Relations

India’s trade and business relationship with its immediate South Asian neighbors is enjoying a period of revival, in large part due to the endorsement by the Modi government’s “Neighborhood First” policy.

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Banking Reform in Myanmar, Supply Chain in India, and CPTPP in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Banking Sector Reforms in Myanmar

Myanmar recently permitted export-financing services by seven of 13 foreign banks operating in the country. In this article, we provide insight into Myanmar’s banking reforms and investment opportunities in the sector.

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Supply Chain in India: On the Brink of Revolution

In this article, we discuss India’s supply chain ecosystem and emergence of new business opportunities. We also highlight how both government entities and private ventures are seeking to introduce critical efficiencies to transform the state of business as usual.

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Solar and Wind in India, China’s Arctic Links, and Environmental Tax in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor – Opportunities for Investment

On February 19, Singapore’s finance minister delivered the 2018 budget with a focus on helping businesses in Singapore prepare for future challenges and create new opportunities. In this article, we present key highlights from the budget with important implications for businesses.

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India’s Solar and Wind Power Industries: Scope for Investors

In June 2015, India announced that it would develop 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022. To this end, federal and state governments introduced a number of tax and financial incentives to make India’s nascent solar and wind sectors appealing for investors.

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High-tech Zones in China: National Status for 12 Zones

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The State Council, China’s cabinet, has elevated 12 high-tech zones to national high-tech development zone status.

National-level high-tech zones concentrate high-tech industries in regional clusters and are popular investment destinations.

In addition to concentrating high-tech infrastructure and talent, national-level zones benefit from special government incentives, such as lower tax rates.

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Singapore’s Budget, Trudeau’s India Visit, and M&As in Vietnam – Asia Investment Brief

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Singapore’s 2018 Budget: Key Highlights for Businesses

On February 19, Singapore’s finance minister delivered the 2018 budget with a focus on helping businesses in Singapore prepare for future challenges and create new opportunities. In this article, we present key highlights from the budget with important implications for businesses.

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Trudeau’s India Visit: Lessons for Foreign Investors

Trudeau is a popular leader around the world who enjoys substantial support from Canada’s Indian diaspora. How did he manage to lose face on a seemingly daily basis while in India?

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Thailand’s FDI Outlook, Central Asia’s Gold Deposits, and Vietnam-Japan Cooperation – Asia Investment Brief

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Thailand’s Investment Outlook for 2018

Despite a decade of political instability and economic shocks, the Thai economy grew at a rate of 3.7 percent in 2017 and is expected to touch 4 percent in 2018. Read more about Thailand’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2018 in our latest article.

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Minimum Alternate Tax in India: Foreign Infrastructure Companies Exempt

Tax reform in India has picked up pace in recent years, with the Narendra Modi government focused on attracting greater foreign investment into the country. Unfortunately, India’s complicated tax rules and retrospective enforcement dissuade many foreign investors from doing more business in India.

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