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Thailand ‘among top 5 FDI recipients’

27 June 2014

Source: The Nation Thailand is among the top five recipients of foreign direct investment in the region, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) said the country should upgrade its soft infrastructure in preparation for a potential increase in FDI through the Asean Economic […]

ZICOlaw wins the Innovation in Corporate Strategy Award in the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2014

12 June 2014

  The Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyers Awards and its accompanying report was established some eight and four years ago respectively in Europe and the US. It has become one of the top legal rankings in Europe and is widely regarded as the best researched in the market. The FT report looks at innovation in […]

Govt pressing CLMV countries for zero import duties

12 June 2014

Source: The Nation The Trade Negotiations Department will urge neighbours Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) to lower their duties on products to zero in preparation for the Asean Economic Community’s fruition next year. The department is joining the other nine Asean countries at the 15th meeting of the Coordinating Committee on Atiga (the Asean […]

Indonesian delay in embracing AEC surprises CIMB chief

11 June 2014

Source: The Star A leading banker has expressed surprise on the delay by Indonesia, which is the economic powerhouse in the region, on embracing the concept of Asean Economic Community (AEC) that among others entails the opening up of the capital markets of the countries in the region. CIMB Group Bhd managing director and chief executive […]

More measures to liberalise Malaysia’s economy

10 June 2014

Source: The Star The Government has announced further liberalisation measures to strengthen the economy and promote investment. This includes lifting the barrier on new foreign unit trust management companies entering Malaysia. This new measure, to take effect immediately, is aimed at making a wider range of competitive products available to investors and increasing competition in […]

Heartiest Congratulations to YBhg. Datuk Dr. Nik Norzrul Thani bin N. Hassan Thani

7 June 2014

Heartiest congratulations to our Senior Partner, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Nik Nozrul Thani bin N. Hassan Thani, on being conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) which carries the title of ‘Datuk’ by the Malaysian King, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV, Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan […]

Booming Cambodia beckons investors

3 June 2014

Source: Bangkok Post Cambodia has emerged as an attractive new destination for foreign investors seeking to diversify their production bases and access a fast-growing local market. Although infrastructure is still underdeveloped and the legal system is inefficient, Thai companies will find that Cambodia offers some unique advantages. Cambodia is one of Asia’s most liberalised economies, […]