SouthEast AsiaA collection of resources on SouthEast Asia - featuring Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: Mainland Southeast Asia, also known as Indochina, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and Vietnam; and Maritime Southeast Asia, comprising Brunei, Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore. The major religions are Islam, Buddhism and Taoism, followed by Christianity. However, a wide variety of religions are found throughout the region, including Hinduism and many animist-influenced practices. Source, Wikipedia
Below you will find a collection of helpful resources, events, white papers and publications on Business in SouthEast Asia or Business with SouthEast Asia.
The resources section covers corporate and personal tax rates worldwide, translation services, business and property insurances, business banks worldwide, lawyers and accountants worldwide, country-specific human rights guidance and much more.
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White Papers & Publications
A fully comprehensive listing of Accounting and Consulting Networks and Associations around the globe, as well as a listing of Regional Organisations and Networks.
A comprehensive listing, including Bar Associations, Lawyers Associations, Professional Bodies, Large Firms around the world and International Networks and Associations.
Schools Around the World
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Country by Country
Browse the publications on doing business with countries in SouthEast Asia, sorted country by country in alphabetical order.
NB: Some countries span more than one zone. Some zones are split into different regions. Resources, Events, White Papers and Publications may not be shown for all countries.
– Brunei Darussalam Tax Profile – from KPMG
– Economy Profile: Brunei – from World Bank and IFC
– Cambodia Tax Profile – from KPMG
East Timor (Timor-Leste)
– Economy Profile: East Timor – from World Bank and IFC
– Investing in Indonesia – from KPMG
– Taxation and Investment in Indonesia – from Deloitte
– Economy Profile: Laos – from World Bank and IFC
– Doing Business in Malaysia 2013 – from PWC
– Philippines Tax Profile – from KPMG
– Doing Business in Singapore – from PKF
– Singapore Tax Profile – from KPMG
– Doing Business in Thialand – from U.S Commercial Service
– Vietnam Tax Profile – from KPMG
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> InterContinental Finance Magazine has slowly established itself as an industry leading publication. It provides its massive readership with clear and concise reports and reviews, highlighting the very best of advisors, financiers and banks across all Continents, whilst displaying Global transactional activity.
> www.cia.gov – The central intelligence agency (CIA) provide a substantial number of documents and other resources. Among these are the world fact book for 267 world entities, maps and chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments.
> The World Bank website – The World Bank publish information of every country. Go to the site and select the country for which you need information
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> KPMG’s Corporate tax rates table – Provides a view of global corporate tax rates between 2006 and 2014.
> KPMG’s Taxation of international executives – KPMG member firms have produced a series of summaries titled Taxation of International Executives. These summaries cover relevant income tax and social security rates, together with the key aspects of the tax legislation relating to expatriate employees working in these countries.
> Chambers Global Guide – The client’s guide to the world’s best Lawyers. Published annually in March, Chambers Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world. It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.
> IFLR1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. They produce: annual law firm and lawyer rankings, a directory of firms and lawyers active in financial and corporate work, daily news and features including analysis of market trends and law firm news.
> UK-ASEAN Business Council – Useful set of resources for doing business in South East Asia, including detailed information on Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
> Crown Relocations – With almost 50 years of experience, Crown Relocations provide intelligence to emigrating individuals and to transferring employees to assist in planning, living and working in a new place. Their comprehensive services support relocating individuals, families and employees all over the world.
> Culture Savvy test – How culturally aware are you? Do you blunder through social and business situations wherever you’re travelling, or do you appreciate the subtleties of business style in every country you visit? Answer the questions to find out.
> Body Language test – By reading a prospect’s gestures you can minimize perceived sales pressure and know when it’s appropriate to close the sale. Acquiring this important communication skill will make you a more effective trainer, a stronger recruiter and a more persuasive leader.
> World Trade Link – a matchmaking service where members can introduce you to their clients in the same, similar or relevant market sectors, with experience of international law, for possible mutual business opportunities.
> Glossary of Terms: International Business – from Wall Street Journal
> Business Law International – Law journal devoted to issues of relevance to the international commercial, legal and academic community, published by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division
> Bloomberg Rankings: Countries – Best for doing business rankings
> HSBC Country Guides – If you’re looking to expand your operations in new markets, HSBC can put the right information in your hands
> App: Doing Business at a Glance 2014 – Download the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s app to compare rankings and indicators from economy to economy or economy to region.
> International Correspondence Lawyers – A directory that provides lawyers worldwide with an opportunity to present their company details, correspondence languages and fields of expertise. There is also an associated directory of financial advisors and tax consultants as well as general information on tax rates, legal forms of companies and requirements for setting up a company in more than 70 countries.
> Law Library – The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s law library is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations. It is updated regularly but they are unable to guarantee that laws are the most recent version.
> Tax-News.Com – This daily worldwide tax news service is continuously updated through the day. Search the 45,000 plus story archive for free.
> A Global Guide to Business Etiquette – A beautiful PDF by The Star Alliance Network, providing a guide to global business etiquette.