Incorporating a Company in Singapore, Vietnam’s SOE Divestment – China Outbound

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Incorporating a Company in Singapore: A Guide for Foreign Investors

Incorporating a company in Singapore is a cost-effective and efficient process, allowing investors to concentrate on pursuing their business opportunities across the region.

Investors can process their applications within the same business day, and for a relatively low cost, and the transparent nature of the country’s business and legal system means any information a business requires is readily available online.


Russia, Hungary Win US$1 Billion Tender to Supply Egyptian Railways as Brussels is Left Out of the Loop

The joint bid of a Hungarian and Russian company has won a tender worth over US$1 billion to deliver rail carriages to Egyptian Railways, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó has stated in Moscow. The project will increase Egyptian Rail’s capacity by 34 percent.

European Union sanctions against Russia has lost Hungary US$8 billion worth of potential exports, and the two countries are working together to offset this loss by investing in areas not affected by the sanctions, such as expanding the reach of Hungarian pharmaceutical companies through a manufacturing base in Russia. The Egyptian railway project may also be understood in this context.


BRICS Nations Look at Establishing a Common Arbitration Center

The BRICS nations are developing an interaction model for a single arbitration center for its members and other developing economies, the executive secretary of the arbitration commission of the Association of Russian Lawyers Roman Gerakov stated yesterday.

The BRICS grouping includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It is anticipated their collective clout will account for over 50 percent of global GDP by 2030.


Vietnam’s Equitization Plans: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors

On August 15, Vietnam issued Decision No. 26/2019/QD-TTg, approving a new list of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that should be equitized by the end of 2020. The list adds 93 new SOEs to the original plan of 406 SOEs to be equitized by the end of this year.

To incentivize foreign investment in the SOEs, the government has been making several regulatory changes, creating exciting opportunities for foreign investors.

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