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February,  2017


Emerging markets key to China's intl automotive growth
Chinese carmakers' efforts to expand into more emerging markets have spurred optimistic forecasts on export growth, amid strengthening international political ties.The General Administration of Customs reported better-than-expected trade (...)
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Japan makes big push for hydrogen fuel cells scorned by Elon Musk as impractical
Elon Musk may think hydrogen-powered vehicles are rubbish, but Toyota Motor Corp. and a cadre of Japan’s leading manufacturers are betting otherwise — and not just on cars.With the blessing of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Toyota is at t (...)
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Budget 2017: Top 5 expectations of Indian automobile industry
The auto sector had a roller coaster ride in 2016 and is expecting more sops in Budget 2017.Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2017-18 on February 1 and like many other industries, India's automobile (...)
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Trump’s stoush with Japan over autos
US President Donald Trump has dumped on Japan for the huge imbalance in its bilateral automobile trade with the United States. Japan’s auto exports to the United States have outnumbered its imports by a large margin for many years. In 2016, Japan e (...)
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The Proton Saga: why would Malaysia sell its ‘symbol of dignity’ to China?
An automobile that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad described as ‘a symbol of Malaysians as a dignified people’ – and once voted ‘Man of the year’ – looks set for Chinese ownership in a saga that may run and run.China’ (...)
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Vietnam: Auto parts makers steer toward Poipet
For nearly two decades, Poipet was a one-trick pony, relying on the casinos huddled around its Thai border crossing for its economic fortune. But now a different type of cluster is emerging on the frontier town’s outskirts, where industrial parks a (...)
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South Korea’s Automotive Semiconductor Industries Non-Responsive towards International Standardization Process
ISO’s (International Organization for Standardization) guideline on production of automotive semiconductors is approaching its final stage. When standards are formally taken effect starting from next year, automotive manufacturers or electronics ma (...)
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China's new-vehicle sales decelerate in January
Lunar New Year holiday, tax increase dampen demand.China's growth in new-vehicle sales shrank in January to a paltry 0.2% on the year, an industry group said Monday.Total sales, including trucks and other commercial vehicles, (...)
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ASEAN Supply Chains: Building collectively
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)—comprising the 10 nations of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—continues to work in close cooperation in the third year of its existenc (...)
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Negotiating In China: 6 Cultural Business Tips For Success
How can we adapt our cultural work styles to manage more effectively when doing business in China?Working successfully with China means understanding several important cultural concepts that govern all business deals and responding adeptl (...)
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Asia Employment Law Forecast 2017
To download 7-page Alert, please click here.Source: DLA Piper (...)
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India: Union Budget 2017-18 Publication
The Finance Minister presented the Union Budget 2017-18 before the Parliament on 1 February 2017.The booklet highlights the salient features of the Finance Bill, 2017 with respect to key tax and regulatory proposals with economic indicato (...)
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Why 110 Japanese firms went bankrupt in China last year
Fast fashion, rising labour costs, political tensions and an inability to adapt have many investors picking up the pieces and moving to Vietnam or Myanmar.Yao Jun is a worried man. As a senior official of the Changshu High Tech Industrial (...)
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India: Focus needs to shift to manufacturing: Nirmala Sitharaman
India’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ project is aimed not just at getting more foreign investments into manufacturing in India, but stepping up investments in manufacturing in India -- regardless of the origin of the investor. Union Minister of St (...)
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Budget 2017 must boost ease of doing business in India
India Inc and citizens, both, are looking forward to the Finance Minister (FM) presenting the Union Budget 2017 with a heightened expectation of rebates, benefits and sops to provide much needed push to the economy.2016 has been an unprec (...)
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China January exports rise signalling revival of global demand
Chinese exports in January rose nearly 8 percent from the same period a year ago, reflecting a revival in global demand. The rise in exports was better than expected while imports zoomed 16.7 percent, helped by improved domestic appetite for coal, cr (...)
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Japan’s December core machinery orders up 6.7%
Japan’s seasonally adjusted core machinery orders in December rose by 6.7 percent from the previous month, the Cabinet Office said Thursday.Private-sector orders excluding those for ships and power equipment, closely watched as a leadin (...)
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Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter
Welcome to the first issue of our quarterly Asia Pacific newsletter on competition law. The aim is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region. (...)
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Korea Argues KORUS Trade Deal Is Misunderstood, Not ‘Job Killer’
South Korea is worried about KORUS FTA.Unlike some of the countries in this review such as Malaysia and Thailand, South Korea already has a free trade agreement with the US. The KORUS FTA (United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement) was sig (...)
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Does Trump’s TPP exit dash hopes for growth in Asia?
US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries, leaves the TPP in limbo at best, given the US accounts for more than 60 per cent of (...)
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India manufacturing activity resumes expansion
A gauge of manufacturing activity in India resumed expanding in January as new-order growth picked up, a survey showed, suggesting pressure on the sector from a demonetization program aimed at clamping down on corruption might have been temporary. (...)
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PMI Summary: Emerging Asia manufacturing conditions improve
Manufacturing conditions of most of emerging Asia have been expansive in the first month of the year as the purchasing managers index figures released by IHS Markit on Wednesday.India, Indonesia and Myanmar manufacturing PMI have risen pa (...)
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Sourcing Talent in ASEAN: A Guide to Regional Opportunities
With over 625 million inhabitants spanning 10 member states, ASEAN is endowed with a diverse workforce capable of supporting a multitude of manufacturing and service based investments. For those exploring opportunities or actively investing in the re (...)
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India: January sees 3-fold growth in M&A deals: report
New Delhi: Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) activity in January 2017 witnessed deals of around US$ 2.3 billion, which is nearly three times the deals signed in January 2016. The rise was seen in both deal value and volumes with 45 M&A deals wort (...)
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Amendments to the Thai Labour Protection Act Regarding Child Labour Violations
On 24 January 2017, the new amendments to the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (the Act) were published in the Royal Gazette and will take effect on 23 February 2017. The key changes concern increased penalties for employers who fail to comply with re (...)
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China: Final countdown on for new FTZs
Preparation for seven new free trade zones (FTZs) is moving into the final stages, with the launch date expected within weeks, Security Daily reported on Monday.The country's third batch of pilot FTZs, which aim to boost inland regions, a (...)
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Autos: China Underlying Demand Strong in January (2017)
Data from third-party providers suggests China underlying demand remained strong in January despite the shift in the Chinese New Year and smaller government tax incentive. Local Chinese auto associations estimate demand declined 10% in January despit (...)
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Asean's golden opportunity
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is celebrating 50 years of existence in 2017, with the Philippines holding the chairmanship of the 10-member bloc. The golden anniversary presents a golden...To read entire article, (...)
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Moves to make business easier in Thailand
THE GOVERNMENT plans to upgrade the efficiency of doing business in the country so that the Kingdom is in the world’s top 20 in this area by May.Deputy Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said that the Business Development Departme (...)
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Cyberattacks targeting Japan networks hit a record 128.1 billion in 2016
A record 128.1 billion cyberattacks against networks in Japan were detected in 2016, more than double the previous year, according to a recent survey by a public research institute.Many of the attacks appear to have been launched from Chi (...)
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Caterpillar Japan: A Major Success Story
Caterpillar Japan Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of global construction-machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. (with headquarters in Peoria, Illinois), researches, develops and manufactures hydraulic excavators at their Akashi Campus in Hyogo Prefect (...)
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