Setting Up a PCLG in Singapore, India’s Corporate Tax Cuts – China Outbound

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How to Set Up a Public Company Limited by Guarantee in Singapore

Setting up a Public Company Limited by Guarantee (PCLG) in Singapore is an efficient and cost-effective process. Establishing a PCLG is one of the most preferred forms of non-profit organizations for overseas nationals or entities in the city.


India’s Corporate Tax Cuts to Encourage Investment, Revitalize Economy

India’s private sector is set to benefit from the single largest reduction in corporate income tax in almost three decades. The effective corporate tax rate for Financial Year 2019-20 will reduce by almost 10 percentage points for domestic companies.


Vietnam-Russia Bilateral Ties Deepen, Boost Investment

Russia was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam, laying the groundwork for a strong bilateral and economic relationship between the countries.

The Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (EAEU), which took effect in October 2016, has lifted trade and economic ties to a new level. Last year, the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 28.6 percent year-on-year while exports from Russia to Vietnam more than doubled.


Uzbekistan to Give Visa-Free Entry to Chinese Nationals from January 1 

Uzbekistan has become the first Central Asian country to allow Chinese nationals visa-free access, commencing from January 1 next year. The move will permit Chinese tourists access to Uzbekistan for seven days, visa-free and is aimed directly at the tourism industry.

China is the world’s biggest market in outbound tourism with nearly 150 million outbound visits made by Chinese travelers last year, an increase of 14.7 percent.


Vietnam Reduces Enterprise Registration Fees

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance issued Circular No 47/2019/TT-BTC reducing enterprise registration certificate (ERC) fees or business registration fees by half. The new circular went into effect on September 20.

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