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CLOSING SOON: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is closing soon. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey is open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner. 《亚洲法律杂志》2014年度亚洲范围内最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选现在开始接受在线问卷调查表。 Full Article
Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump
Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday. Full Article
Bank Mandiri to buy Bank Tabungan Negara
Indonesian state-owned lender PT Bank Mandiri will buy PT Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) to ensure the smaller state-owned peer keeps up with demand for mortgages, a government minister said on Thursday. Full Article
Japan, Cambodia sign carbon market deal
Japan and Cambodia have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by paying for greenhouse gas emission cuts in Cambodia, in Japan's 11th two-way programme of this type. Full Article
Taiwan OKs CTBC Finacial's deal to merge Japanese bank
Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had approved CTBC Financial Holdings' acquisition of Tokyo Star Bank for 53 billion yen ($530 million). Full Article
Taiwan regulator to penalise bank over derivative sales
Taiwan's financial regulator plans to punish a local bank for aggressively pushing complex foreign currency derivatives on companies, as complaints about losses rise amid the Chinese yuan's recent sharp fall. Full Article


A greener Malaysia
Malaysia’s five-year old initiative to push green technologies is paying dividends as Western corporations and international funding agencies are joining in to promote environment friendly projects in the country. And the related commercial documentations for the new laws and regulations... Full Article
Capital opportunities
After a tumultuous 2013, Indonesia’s capital markets have shown cause for cautious optimism at the start of 2014, as shown by the return of foreign capital inflows into the stock market, and the government’s global bond issuance in January being... Full Article
Overseas ambitions
Korean companies, rich in cash reserves, are increasingly looking overseas to fulfil their global ambitions. In addition to China, South America and the Middle East, there has been a significant focus on Southeast Asia, which boasts attractive growth rates and... Full Article
A new regime
After years in the making, Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act came into force last November. The Act is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and changes the manner in which organisations, including law firms, interact with their employees and... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
Online Know-how Arrives In The Asian Legal Market
By Practical Law Company | 29 Mar 14
In the past decade, high quality legal know-how and information services have changed the way lawyers work in London, New York and other key western markets. With the launch of Practical Law China, the first service of its kind to...
Pharmaceutical Laws In Malaysia
By Azmi & Associates | 24 Mar 14
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has issued the Drug Registration Document Guidance Document (DGRD) which serves as a reference for the drug registration process including quality control, inspection and licensing and post-registration activities of...