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  • Doing Business in Thailand: Global Corruption Barometer 2009

    April 15 2014

    In today and tomorrow post I will comment on the Global Corruption Barometer 2009 just published by the World Bank. Overall, 70 countries were surveyed, 12 of which are Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea).

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    Originally posted 2009-09-30 04:55:13.

    Doing Business in Thailand: Global Corruption Barometer 2009

    Granting All Foreigners the Right to own a Rai of Land

    April 15 2014

    Today I’m commenting on another point raised by Pattaya Times Drew Noyes in his letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Updating Laws Affecting Foreigners. Mr. Noyes ask the Prime Minister if possible to allow all foreigners to buy up to one rai (1,600 square meters) of land for their Thailand residential home.

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    Originally posted 2012-02-15 16:49:31.

    Granting All Foreigners the Right to own a Rai of Land

    Thailand 2011 Gap Between Government and Business Efficiency

    April 15 2014

    Following yesterday post I’m continuing the discussion on IMG world competitiveness survey. The second aspect of the survey is to compare each country rankings for Government and Business Efficiency. In a perfect world Government and Business Efficiency should be balanced but very few countries do achieve this feat.

    Among the best are Hong Kong which is ranking No 1 for Government Efficiency and Business Efficiency, Singapore and Australia ranking respectively No 2 and No 7th on both counts. But well balanced results are not always a good thing as shown like Mexico and Romania that ranks badly in both Government and Business Efficiency with scores that are respectively at 43/59 and 49/59

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    Originally posted 2012-01-21 17:23:48.

    Thailand 2011 Gap Between Government and Business Efficiency

    Doing Business In China | How to structure your investment

    April 15 2014

    In this post we will discuss hereinafter the basic information’s about how to invest into China, that is to say how to structure your investment, company incorporation and so on… Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any information as to how to invest into China at corporate@offshorepremium.com    This post is published as a courtesy of www.offshorepremium.com

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    Originally posted 2013-05-15 17:49:33.

    Doing Business In China | How to structure your investment

    Thailand Taxes: Is it easy to pay taxes in Thailand?

    April 15 2014

    Price Waterhouse recently published its 2010 “Paying Taxes 2010 the Global Picture” which consist of a comparative survey of how easy/difficult is it for an average company to pay tax in 183 countries. So how did Thailand do in this comparative survey?

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    Originally posted 2009-12-14 07:15:20.

    Thailand Taxes: Is it easy to pay taxes in Thailand?

    Thailand Visas:Setting the Record Straight 2: Visa Exemption – Updated

    April 15 2014

    A reader was kind enough to point that some changes have occured since i post this article in 2012. Therefore I took his comment into account and updated the post.Another big problem in Thailand for the professional who like us provide visa services is that foreign visas applicants are often confusing the names of the visas they are having and the benefits attached to say visas. This is why we will dedicate this post and the next post to give definitions of visas terms.

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    Originally posted 2012-06-13 15:26:38.

    Thailand Visas:Setting the Record Straight 2: Visa Exemption   Updated

    Thailand Shadow Economy Poor Ranking

    April 15 2014

    I enjoyed checking from time to time studies and ranking about Thailand performance in today’s world. Now one study were Thailand is not doing good at all is the World Bank studies of the Shadow Economies.

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    Originally posted 2012-01-26 17:10:46.

    Thailand Shadow Economy Poor Ranking

    Taxation Update: Land Tax and Personal Income Tax

    April 15 2014

    Two important tax decisions that have not made a lot of noise despite being very important have been passed by the government in March. The first new is that the government had decided to shelve the introduction of the new land tax that was supposed to reform the current Land & House tax. The second news is about the pros and cons of a reform of the personal income tax system.

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    Originally posted 2012-04-10 16:30:39.

    Taxation Update: Land Tax and Personal Income Tax

    How to Set Up a Thai Company without using Thai Nominees? The Full Circle Structure

    April 15 2014

    This post follows my two first posts on the subject of setting up a company with Thai Shareholders that may be deemed nominees. In the first post I presented the basic company structure, in the second post I discussed a more elaborated structured called the two tiers structure. I will now discuss my preferred structure which I called the Ouroboros in reference to the snake eating his tail) represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity.

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    Originally posted 2012-04-02 16:49:11.

    How to Set Up a Thai Company without using Thai Nominees? The Full Circle Structure

    Thailand : Hotel for Sale Krabi

    April 15 2014

    As you already know we are always looking for opportunities of investment for our readers. A good investment opportunity has arisen in Thailand for anyone interested to purchase and invests into hotel property in Thailand. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information at contact@renephilippe.com

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    Originally posted 2012-08-21 20:28:17.

    Thailand : Hotel for Sale Krabi