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

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


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.


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.


Russian 2018 Public Debt to GDP Ratio Among World’s Lowest

Russia has been reducing its public debt as measured against GDP, with this now standing at just 33 percent and a 7 percent decrease from last year.


Chinese Contractors Winning Bid for EU Funded Peljesac Bridge in Croatia Raises Eyebrows

A Chinese consortium led by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has won the bidding for a contract to build a bridge in Croatia, an EU member state. The awarding of the contract has lead to further allegations concerning Chinese state funding amounting to subsidies and a lack of transparency over the bidding process


Vietnam’s Textile and Garment Exports Continue to Grow

In 2017, Vietnam’s textile and garment industry earned US$31 billion from exports, a year-on-year increase of over 10 percent. This growth momentum will continue in the next few years, with exports predicted to reach US$34-35 billion this year, and US$50 billion by 2020.

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