RCEP Negotiations in Singapore, Claiming GST in India – Asia Investment Brief

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RCEP Negotiations Reach Critical Stage – Likely to be Inked by Year-End

In the sixth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting held in Singapore, the negotiations for the conclusion of the proposed RCEP reached a critical stage; the top leaders from the 16-member coalition came together and pledged to endorse a package of outcomes by year-end.


Claiming GST Refund Made Easier in India

India is doubling its effort to ease the compliance burden of businesses under the goods and services tax (GST) system. In its latest move, the country set the submission of GSTR-2A form as the only prerequisite for claiming income tax credit (ITC) under the GST.


Russian Offshore Capital is Seeking New Homes after Sanctions. Where is it Heading?

Wealthy Russian nationals with money parked overseas, especially in the US, UK, and other Western nations are scrambling to find new homes for their wealth and businesses after new threatened sanctions are set to impact in October.

The Belt and Road: China’s Most Divisive Campaign of the Past 25 Years

The Belt and Road Initiative has by leaps and bounds become one of the most contentious issues that China has introduced over the past quarter century. It is prudent to understand why this should be so, and there are many reasons as to why China’s Belt & Road Initiative attracts such attention.


Vietnam Issues New Competition Law

In June 2018, Vietnam passed a new Competition Law, replacing the 2004 version of the law. The new law, which focuses on competition restraining agreements, market dominance, economic concentration, and unfair practices, will be in effect from July 1, 2019.

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