Dezan Shira & Associates

Dezan Shira & Associates

Stories by Dezan Shira & Associates

Super Typhoons: Sorry, It's Not Just the Philippines

As the damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan is assessed, many wonder whether the Philippines, ASEAN’s fastest growing economy, can continue to show resilience in the face of catastrophic natural disasters.   The single most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, is estimated to have killed thousands of people and affected

In China, Know Your SEZs From Your ETDZs and FTZs

Development zones are not a Chinese creation, but China has found tremendous success with this economic tool. Historically, the liberal business environment in these areas have allowed foreign enterprises to operate more comfortably in the Chinese business environment, sheltered from the bureaucracy and red tape that often characterize the rest of the country.

Good Morning, Vietnam: Options for Foreigners

By continually issuing favorable policies and incentives aimed at attracting inflows, and deciding to decrease the country’s corporate income tax levels from 1 January 2014, it is clear that Vietnam’s government is intent on taking a proactive approach to foreign direct investment.   Enterprises and individuals interested in taking advantage of the cou

ASEAN 2015: Why Singapore Can Be Your Best Bet

As a financial and services hub, Singapore is the de facto financial capital of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN), which will establish the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.   For companies interested in doing business with ASEAN and its 600-million strong single market and production base, the place to start is Singapore.

An Introduction to Doing Business in China

China is now experiencing a “second wave” of foreign investment – while the first wave was primarily from big multinationals, the second wave brings with it greater quantities of foreign investment from SMEs.   This Dezan Shira & Associates report introduces the fundamentals of investing in China an

China Vs Vietnam: Where to Set Up Your Supply Chain

Many foreign investors operating in China today are looking at Vietnam as an additional ‘province’ or alternative hub to integrate into their Chinese or Asian supply chain. This is particularly true in sectors where China and Vietnam are competitors, such as leather goods, shoes, textiles, furniture and light electronics.