Doing Business in ASEAN

Doing Business in ASEAN

How the ASEAN Economic Community helps to do business

Latest resources for doing business in Southeast Asia

International expansion tips from the Philippines

Tips for international expansion from the Philippines

Growing a company beyond its original country is a dream for many business owners and managers. Relating their experiences from expanding their businesses out of their original base in the Philippines, two business leaders share their stories, insights and tips for those interested in growing their companies abroad. Continue reading

Enhancing management and leadership in ASEAN

ASEAN management model

With the rapid growth of the region, companies in Southeast Asia face various challenges to manage their operations and lead their teams. The following presentation draws on the experience of many CEOs in ASEAN to assess these challenges, propose methods to tackle them successfully and prepare for the future. Continue reading

Guide to doing business in Thailand 2016

Thailand has gone through some tumultuous years that have had some impact on its economy. To help investment and growth, this complete guide to doing business in Thailand updated for 2016 will guide investors and entrepreneurs in their activities, to launch and conduct business in Thailand. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in Myanmar

With a strong appetite for development, Myanmar has adopted a very accommodating fiscal regime. A low corporate income tax, a progressive but low personal income tax, no VAT but a light “commercial tax” and strong incentives, aim at attracting and helping companies to spur the development of Myanmar’s newly opened economy. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in Laos

Taxes in Lao PDR

Taxes in Laos are among the lowest in the region: a low corporate income tax, a low progressive income tax and a low VAT make the country attractive for business. The Lao taxation system is quite simple and straightforward to encourage investment in the country and help develop its burgeoning economy. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in the Philippines

Taxes in the Philippines

Though slightly above regional peers, taxes in the Philippines are rather low globally: low corporate income tax, low progressive income tax and and low VAT. Though the taxation system is rather simple, particular rates, formalities and methods of calculations have to be implemented to properly compute and declare taxes. Continue reading

Infographic: top cities and urbanization in ASEAN

Top cities and urbanization in ASEAN

Urbanization is one of the major trends currently shaping Southeast Asian societies, cultures, economies, businesses and environments. Being on the verge of counting more than half of its population living in urban areas, ASEAN comprises some of the largest and some of the fastest growing cities of the world. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in Vietnam

Taxes in Vietnam

Taxes in Vietnam are rather on the low side globally: a low corporate income tax, a progressive income tax and a low VAT make the country generally interesting for business. Some other taxes, special rates and methods of calculations also need to be taken into account in order to properly assess fiscal expenses. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in Thailand

Taxes in Thailand

Thailand is a country with rather low taxes: a low corporate income tax, a progressive income tax and a low VAT that make the country attractive for business. Some other taxes and specific regulations are also applied to particular key sectors such as transport, banking and finance or real estate. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in Cambodia

Taxes in Cambodia

Cambodia is a business-friendly country, with a progressive but low income tax, a low corporate income tax and low equivalent to VAT which make it attractive for work and business. Other taxes are also in the lower range, further enabling professionals and companies to consider Cambodia for their operations. Continue reading