The tax authorities have started strictly enforcing the Malaysian Income Tax Act of 1967, which bans individuals with outstanding tax issues from traveling outside the country. Are you sure you are not in contravention of the law?
Where should organizations in ASEAN turn to in case of a commercial dispute? International arbitration centers such as Singapore International Arbitration Court (SIAC) can provide significant protection from regulatory uncertainty
After an overwhelming win in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is trying to implement flagship economic and business reforms. GDP is growing at a steady 7.5%, but is that enough for CFOs to support expansion?
The ASEAN Economic Community is moving slowly on labor mobility, particularly with regards to accountancy. But cross-border movement has gotten easier for intra-corporate transferees, a new route that companies should explore
Once pliable and easily exploitable, China’s workers are now better educated, paid and protected by labor laws. These transformations are not unconditionally negative for competitiveness and in fact present new opportunities for growth
In developing a market-entry strategy into ASEAN, companies must be conscious of the strategic consequences of establishing operations in one country over another and the origin-based protections afforded by investment agreements
Because the ASEAN Economic Community does not have a common currency, intra-ASEAN volatility among the ten Southeast Asian currencies has significant cost implications for regional supply chains. The steps to take to manage the risks
China has rescinded its one-child policy and now allows families to have two children. Companies should now plan for new directives on maternity leaves and other benefits from local and national authorities. So far, only Guangdong province has issued new regulations
Despite initiatives meant to encourage investment from Asia and elsewhere, China’s regulatory regime for foreign companies remains complex, even opaque. Some tips for new and existing foreign-invested companies in China on how to make sure they follow the rules
The alleged illegal payments by Walmart were small, ranging from US$5 to US$200, and made to low-level government officials. But even tiny amounts could cause negative effects as federal and state governments scrutinize company practices more vigorously