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Asia Investment Brief: Import-Export in Laos

Our weekly round up of other news affecting foreign investors throughout Asia:


Import and Export Best Practices in Laos – Best Practices

As Laos continues to integrate its market and regulatory system within ASEAN, the ease of doing business for both importers and exporters will continue to improve. In this article we explain best practices for importing into and exporting out of Laos.


Growth of Digital Payments Systems in India

Since demonetization in November 2016, and given the ongoing rapid spread of internet connectivity and smartphone usage in India, the country’s digital payments industry is become more attractive for investors. This article illustrates the major factors shaping the online cash and payments sector in India.


Leningrad Oblast Looking to Legalize Bitcoin for Estonian, Finnish Trade

Leningrad Oblast in Western Russia, a region that has significant borders with EU nations, has asked the Russian Federal Bank to legalize the use of the cryptocurrency – bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, which operate independently of a central bank.


Winners and Losers in the EU’s Digital Connectivity with China and the OBOR Sphere

The digital revolution is impacting on the essential deliverables of the OBOR routes – getting product delivered, on time, safely, and securely. This includes not just e-commerce, but also e-customs and e-government.


Indian Investment in Vietnam – How to Structure Operations for Success

Bilateral trade between India and Vietnam has seen continuous growth over the past few years. Although Indian investors have been cautious, recently investments have increased manifold. Vietnam continues to be an attractive investment destination for Indian companies. companies.

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