Asean to declare single market, says Mustapa

26 January 2015

Source: The Star Asean will officially call itself a single market by year’s end, but “big things” like seamless travel within the 10-nation bloc would only come in 2020, Malaysia’s trade minister told AFP in an interview. For more information, please click here.

Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Client Alert – Penalty for late GST registration

23 January 2015

To all our valued Malaysian clients, The deadline to register for the Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) has passed! Since Jan 1, the Customs Department began imposing a graduated penalty of RM100 for each day of delay in registering. The fine increases by RM50 every 20 days, till Apr 1 when the GST officially kicks […]

New foundations for real estate deals

13 January 2015

In Vietnam, the real estate sector has been an attractive investment field. However, it is also a challenging sector due to restrictions and complicated rules imposed on investors and real estate transactions. It is important to understand the new provisions in laws to take advantage of the investment opportunities provided. The recent National Assembly session […]

AEC will pose huge challenge this year

5 January 2015

Source: The Nation This year will be a tough one for Thailand, as both the government and private sectors prepare for full integration under the Asean Economic Community after December 31. Regional integration at the start of 2016 will offer greater opportunities for Thai businesses that are well prepared, while it will be a challenge […]