Myanmar Investment Commission grants further approvals to companies to establish in Thilawa SEZ

Myanmar Investment Commission grants new approvals to companies to establish in Thilawa SEZ The Myanmar Investment Commission has granted approval to a number of new companies seeking to establish operations in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (Thilawa SEZ). Thai Central Chemical Public Co. Ltd and CPP Fertiliser Co. Ltd will invest US$12.5 million and US$10.5 […]

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Thailand updates Counter Corruption Act

Thailand continues to make targeted anti-corruption interventions as part of its ongoing drive towards greater accountability and transparency. It introduced the Organic Act on Counter Corruption (No. 3) B.E. 2558 (2015) (the “Act”) on 10 July 2015 to comply with its international obligations for the prevention of corruption under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption […]

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Japan pledges U.S$7.7 billion in funding for Myanmar’s development

Japan pledges U.S$7.7 billion in funding for Myanmar’s development Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged ¥800 billion yen (U.S$7.7 billion) in public and private support for Myanmar’s development. The pledge came during a meeting with Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi in Tokyo on 2 November 2016. The funding includes expected investment by […]

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SFC CEO talks cyber security, asset management and conflicts of interest at Hong Kong HFSB roundtable

SFC CEO Mr. Ashley Alder’s Remarks at Hedge Fund Standards Board Institutional Investor Roundtable CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Mr. Ashley Alder addressed the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) roundtable on 22 June 2016. In his speech he covered both the positives and […]

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Hong Kong SFC issues guidance on property Crowdfunding and other collective investment property schemes

Latest Guidance on Pooled Property Arrangements and Crowdfunding Property Investments The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) updated its FAQs on “Offers of Investments” under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) in June 2016 to include a new Appendix 1 providing guidance on collective investment schemes (CIS) involving interests in real property, particularly the features of real estate […]

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