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

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


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.


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?


Russia Doubled it Gold Exports in 2017

Russian exports of fine gold increased 2.5 times to 56.6 tonnes in 2017, compared to 22.4 tonnes in 2016, according to the Russian State Assaying Chamber, a division of the Russian Ministry of Finance.


China’s Silk Road Gold Fund – The African & South American Gold Deposits

China’s US$16 billion Silk Road Gold Fund was launched in 2015, and over 60 countries have invested in it. In this article, we look at South-East Asian nations and their gold reserve holdings and known gold deposits.


Vietnam’s M&A Market: Opportunities for Foreign Investors

For foreign investors, Vietnam’s M&A market offers huge opportunities in the public and private sectors. M&A transactions have increased since 2017 and will continue to do so in 2018. Read more to know about the major M&A sectors, regulations, investor concerns, and opportunities in 2018.

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