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Overtime in ASEAN: Triggers, Compensation, and Limitations Compared

Overtime in ASEAN: Triggers, Compensation, and Limitations Compared

A table outlining the maximum working days per week, overtime limits and premium for overtime, night work and rest days in ASEAN.

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Ease of Paying Social Insurance in ASEAN

Ease of Paying Social Insurance in ASEAN

This infographic shows the ASEAN countries ranked by the total time to file social insurance payments, and the number of payments needed to be filed per year.

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Social Insurance Contribution Rates for Employers in ASEAN

Social Insurance Contribution Rates for Employers in ASEAN

This graph outlines the rates for social insurance payments by percentage across ASEAN.

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What are the working hours/days in ASEAN countries?

What are the working hours/days in ASEAN countries?

All ASEAN countries have a maximum of six working days per week and an eight hour work day; in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam this results in a maximum of 48 hours of work per week. In Myanmar and Singapore, though the limit o...

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How much is paid for working at night or during rest days in ASEAN countries?

How much is paid for working at night or during rest days in ASEAN countries?

All ASEAN countries, except for Indonesia and Thailand, charge an additional premium for night work and rest days, but the premium varies considerably: Indonesia and Thailand have no formally imposed premium; the Philippines has a 10 percent premium ...

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What are the costs of social insurance for employers and employees in ASEAN coun...

What are the costs of social insurance for employers and employees in ASEAN coun...

Usually more developed countries with more expansive social programs charge higher rates, as is the case in Singapore, where an employee must contribute 20 percent of wages and employers 16 percent toward the main social insurance programs. Malaysia ...

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What was one of the likely causes of Indonesia’s inability to meet its growth ...

What was one of the likely causes of Indonesia’s inability to meet its growth ...

During the 1980s and 90s, Indonesia’s manufacturing sector saw significant growth.  However, in the early 2000s, the government began to focus on commodity exports to meet growing Chinese demand for resources.  In doing so, the nation...

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What is a potential downside of investing in Indonesian Special Economic Zones (...

What is a potential downside of investing in Indonesian Special Economic Zones (...

Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) offer investors preferential regulatory infrastructure and tax policies.  Indonesia currently has nine SEZs in place, and President Joko Widodo’s government plans for a total of twenty-five b...

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In 2016, what percentage of Indonesia’s GDP came from the nation’s manufactu...

In 2016, what percentage of Indonesia’s GDP came from the nation’s manufactu...

In 2016, Indonesia’s manufacturing sector was valued at USD112.8 billion, and made up 23.7% of the nation’s total GDP.  Indonesia’s manufacturing sector has seen a slowdown due to a decrease in Chinese demand for commodities.&n...

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What are the benefits of establishing a Limited Liability Company with Foreign D...

What are the benefits of establishing a Limited Liability Company with Foreign D...

Companies looking to establish themselves in an Indonesian market have four options available to them.  They can establish a Representative Office (KPPA), or a Representative Office for Trading (K3PA), which allow for foreign ownership, but do n...

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How will Indonesia’s demographics affect its potential for economic growth in ...

How will Indonesia’s demographics affect its potential for economic growth in ...

Indonesia is home to more than 255 million people, making it the fourth most populous nation on earth.  Of these 255 million, half are under the age of 30.  This generation of Indonesians is the largest that the nation has ever seen, and is...

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The Guide to Manufacturing in Indonesia

The Guide to Manufacturing in Indonesia

Choosing if, where, and how to establish foreign manufacturing operations in Indonesia can be a significant challenge. While the archipelago’s vast diversity may initially seem daunting, a number of options are available which will allow entry and ...

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