One of the biggest economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN), Malaysia is a key link in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and has had a long history as a trading hub, with its historic port Melaka earning the title “Venice of the East”. More
Finance has been a pillar of Hong Kong’s economy for many years – visitors are always impressed by the glass towers of the Bank of China, HSBC and Bank of East Asia buildings which dominate the Central skyline.
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) has been recently signed into law, the first update to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) regime in more than a decade. The reform and modernisation of the CFIUS review process is going to have a profound impact on foreign investment in the US – a development which Hong Kong companies should take heed of. More
The 12th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), to be held in 2019, will bring together influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. More
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, together with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, have issued an advisory to alert persons globally to the significant U.S. sanctions risks for parties involved in petroleum shipments to Syria. More
As demand among global consumers for cross-border online purchases continues to grow exponentially, Qupital – a fintech firm based in Hong Kong which helps businesses raise cash against unpaid invoices – has expanded its services to help local e-commerce merchants and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access financial loans and advances through its trade-finance platform. More
This update concerns the fourth amendment to the December 2017 Council agreement reached by EU-28 Finance Ministers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions (the ”tax haven blacklist”). More