Article – Special Economic Zone to showcase Cayman to tech companies

by 19 February 2015

17 February 2015 Joe Avary Cayman 27

In April, the IMA and tech executives will be here for a look at what CEC touts as Cayman’s first rate infrastructure and business friendly climate.

The hope is, word of mouth from the 140 existing zone companies will entice others to set up shop here.

“Our clients will be our best advertisement, of course. We’ll do all we can to sell them on setting up a physical [...]

Article – PM’s Japan visit a success

by 18 February 2015

13 February 2015 Bangkok Post

During his visit, Prime Minister Prayut delivered a number of key messages – the first is that he values Japan’s role in selecting Thailand as a key regional platform for Japanese investments and that he still wants Japan to continue doing so, not only in Thailand but in the region.

Thailand, Japan and Myanmar are already working towards realising the Dawei Special Economic Development Zone and more work needs to [...]

Article – The Tax-Cutting Boon Sweeping the States

by 18 February 2015

3 February 2015 Stephen Moore The Heritage Foundation

While the prospects for tax reform in Washington are dim, as many as 20 Republican governors are moving forward with their own pro-growth tax-relief initiatives. This is on top of the 14 states, including Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year.

Arizona’s new Gov. Doug Ducey says his goal is to eventually eliminate the state income tax—joining the nine states [...]

Article – Russia’s ‘Titanium Valley’ gains special economic zone designation

by 10 February 2015

4 February 2015 Yekaterinburg News

According to a recent report from the Sverdlovsk Investment News, Russia’s “Titanium Valley” has received an incentive package that will enable it to be the site of a $1.1 billion (US) new technologies complex constructed by titanium manufacturer VSMPO.

Identified as a special economic zone (SEZ), the goal for Titanium Valley is to increase production of titanium products for aeronautical projects and other domestic and international use, thereby improving Russia’s [...]

Article – Thailand to establish special economic zone on Myanmar border

by 10 February 2015

3 February 2015 Martin Lowe CCTV

Thailand’s military-appointed government is launching special economic zones to stimulate trade and revive a lagging economy, with the first one on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Smuggling across the Moei River between Thailand and Myanmar is a way of life as drugs, timber, jade, and people make their way into Thailand on small boats. There’s also illegal trading in cigarettes and alcohol. At times it’s affected legal commerce between the two [...]

Article – Two Thailand-based companies to sign up for Dawei SEZ

by 5 February 2015

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The Thai government has announced that two Thailand-based companies, Italian-Thai Development PLC and Rojana Industrial Park, will sign a US$1.7 billion [K1,700 billion] agreement in March to help develop the long-delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on February 1.

Thai Deputy Transport Minister Arkhom Termittayapaisit told media on January 30 the initial stage of investment from the two companies for the first stage of the [...]

Article – Two Thailand-based companies to develop first-phase Myanmar SEZ

by 5 February 2015

2 February 2015 Global Post

Two Thailand-based companies will take up the development of the initial phase of Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the country’s Tanintharyi region following efforts by Myanmar and Thai governments in pushing the implementation of the delayed project, official sources said Monday.

The Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) and Rojana Industrial Park Plc (ROJNA) will sign the 1.7 billion U.S. dollars’ deal with Myanmar in March for the move.

The [...]

Article – Marcoses, Singsons also want economic zones in their provinces

by 5 February 2015

2 February 2015 Victor C. Agustin Interaksyon

Taking a cue from legislative mentors Juan Ponce Enrile and Edgardo Angara in getting imperial Manila to fund the development of their respective bailiwicks, the Marcoses and the Singsons are also pushing for the creation of special economic zones in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur just like Cagayan’s and Aurora’s.

The House has calendared on Wednesday an appropriations hearing for the identical bills filed by Mrs. Imelda Marcos [...]

Article – Myanmar, Thailand coordinate to push for speedy SEZ development

by 5 February 2015

1 February 2015 Global Times

Myanmar and Thailand have further coordinated on pushing for speedy development of the delayed Thai- invested Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern part of the country’s Tanintharyi region.

Co-chaired by Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula, the third meeting of Myanmar-Thailand Joint High Level Committee on comprehensive development of the Dawei SEZ was held over the last three days in Bangkok.

The [...]

Article – China agrees to boost infrastructure investment in Kenya

by 3 February 2015

21 January 2015 Out-Law

China and Kenya have agreed to extend their ‘industrialisation partnership’ with a new focus on technology transfer and more Chinese involvement in infrastructure development.

The agreement came as China’s foreign minister Wang Yi visited Kenya’s capital Nairobi as part of a tour of African nations aimed at bolstering commercial ties with the region.

A statement released by the office of Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Wang said his mission was “to strengthen the [...]