CXC Global Asia

January 29th, 2015

Labour mobility under ASEAN 2015 integration seen as limited

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a single common market of ASEAN countries, is expected to be created by 2015. It is an ambitious attempt at market integration, characterised by the free flow of goods, services … Continue reading Labour mobility under ASEAN 2015 integration seen as limited

December 4th, 2014

Trends in payroll and human resources in ASIA in 2015

Wages will rise and so will inflation… Asian economies are growing and this combined with monetary easing by central banks will likely continue to push prices higher next year. Rising inflation and demand for labour … Continue reading Trends in payroll and human resources in ASIA in 2015

November 26th, 2014

FATCA’d by the United States Internal Revenue Service

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which came into force after several months of delay on 1st July, 2014, is designed to discourage tax evasion by US taxpayers and it imposes significant obligations on … Continue reading FATCA’d by the United States Internal Revenue Service

November 3rd, 2014

Asia’s Job Leaders and Laggards

Asia has weathered the global financial crisis better than its western counterparts, and the long-term economic outlook for the region is positive. However, with newly elected heads of state in India and Indonesia, moderating growth … Continue reading Asia’s Job Leaders and Laggards

September 3rd, 2014

Singapore’s Fair Consideration Framework

Proper Human Resource (HR) due diligence is crucial for firms entering the markets of Southeast Asia. Ignorance and underestimating the complexities of local labour laws, intricate cultural nuances and unique operating environments can lead to … Continue reading Singapore’s Fair Consideration Framework

September 3rd, 2014

Asian labour laws – a minefield for the unwary

In Asia, varying stages of economic and social development necessitate different local labour laws. In Indonesia and China, authorities are implementing pension and immigration reforms while in Vietnam new visa rules have been introduced. As … Continue reading Asian labour laws – a minefield for the unwary