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Which ASEAN countries are the most popular for FDI?

Which ASEAN countries are the most popular for FDI?

According to Merill Lynch, in 2013, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines surged ahead of their regional neighbors with FDI increases of 17, 19 and 20.4 percent. Singapore receives the most FDI in ASEAN, valued at US$64 billion. Vietnam's FDI is gr...

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What are the future e-commerce trends for the Asia-Pacific?

What are the future e-commerce trends for the Asia-Pacific?

Global B2C e-commerce sales will grow by more than 20 percent this year to reach US$1.5 trillion, and surpass US$2.3 trillion by 2017. This projected growth will be driven by five of the largest online retail markets in the Asia-Pacific region &ndash...

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What country in the Asia-Pacific is estimated to have the fastest growing intern...

What country in the Asia-Pacific is estimated to have the fastest growing intern...

The Philippines is estimated to have the fastest growing internet population in the world, with recent statistics estimating 530% growth over the past five years. Close behind the Philippines in global rankings are Indonesia with 430% growth, India i...

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What is Singapore?s e-commerce potential?

What is Singapore?s e-commerce potential?

Singapore’s online shopping market has undergone significant growth in the past four years, from US$881 million in 2010 to a forecasted US$3.5 billion in 2015. An estimated 40% of total sales come from domestic websites. Singapore is also home ...

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What is Indonesia?s e-commerce potential? What are the challenges?

What is Indonesia?s e-commerce potential? What are the challenges?

E-commerce is on the rise in Indonesia. Annual online sales are forecasted to grow from US$1 billion- $3billion in 2014 and reach US$10 billion by the end of 2015. Initial growth was focused in Jakarta, but second and third –tier cities are beg...

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What is the Philippines? e-commerce potential?

What is the Philippines? e-commerce potential?

The Philippines stands out in comparison with other ASEAN countries because of its large number of internet users. With an estimated 35 million users, it is the largest English-language online market in Southeast Asia. Due to this, foreign online ret...

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What are the projected e-commerce trends for Vietnam in 2015?

What are the projected e-commerce trends for Vietnam in 2015?

According to Vietnam's E-commerce and Information Technology Agency (VECITA), by 2015 the e-commerce sales in the country will amount to more than US$25 billion. Current sales are estimated at around US$2.2 billion (2014), with average spending of US...

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What is Vietnam?s E-commerce Administration Portal and how does it aid businesse...

What is Vietnam?s E-commerce Administration Portal and how does it aid businesse...

Companies and investors that wish to establish an e-commerce website in Vietnam must first notify the Ministry of Industry and Trade of their intent, and apply to be registered with the government. Vietnam has created the E-commerce Administration Po...

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What effect has the ASEAN- China Free Trade area had on China and ASEAN as a who...

What effect has the ASEAN- China Free Trade area had on China and ASEAN as a who...

The ASEAN–China Free Trade Area is the world’s largest free trade area in terms of population and third largest in terms of nominal GDP after the European Union and NAFTA. The original FTA reduced tariffs on nearly 8,000 product categorie...

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Wages & GDP per Capita Across Asia

Wages & GDP per Capita Across Asia

This infographic compares minimum monthly wage, average monthly wage and GDP per Capita across various Asian countries.

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How is corporate income tax (CIT) calculated in Asia?

How is corporate income tax (CIT) calculated in Asia?

Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is levied on the profits of a company. The rate varies considerably for different countries - it can be anywhere between 17 and 40% and is determined by various different factors including the priorities of the government, ...

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How does indirect tax differ from corporate income and individual income tax in ...

How does indirect tax differ from corporate income and individual income tax in ...

Indirect tax adds to the price of a product which makes the consumer indirectly pay the rate of taxation. For corporate and individual income tax, a business or individual has to pay the necessary amount directly to the government. Also, the indirec...

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