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Africa

Kenya's location between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria means that people from all over Africa and the Middle East have travelled and traded across it for centuries. This has created a diverse culture with many ethnic groups and languages.

For information about the types of legal entities that exist in Kenya, company formation, guidelines for foreign companies setting up in Kenya, and much more click here.

Mauritius is an island strategically situated next to the emerging markets of Asia and Africa and offers a secure investment location with established rule of law with an investment friendly regulatory regime.  It has an efficient banking system and is well placed in a time zone of GMN+4, allowing worldwide dealings in a day.  It has political stability and has enjoyed more than three decades of sustained economic growth.

Click here to learn more about Mauritius and doing business there.

At the southern most tip of the African continent, the republic of South Africa occupies an area of 1,219,602 square kilometres, boasting more than 3,000 kilometres of coastline divided between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.  It shares borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and with the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

Click on the following links to learn about Doing Business in South Africa 2018:

KEMPEN Group Guide for Doing Business in South Africa 2018

Griesel Nel Inc. Business in South Africa Guide

South Africa 2019 Budget Highlights

South African 2019 Budget Tax Guide

Asia Pacific

Australia welcomes foreign investment.  It recognises the important role foreign investment plays in boosting economic growth, developing competitive industries, creating jobs and increasing exports.

Australia's economy ranks amoung the 20 largest in the world, with a per capital GDP on par with the four dominant West European economies.  Business there is conducted in a transparent, well regulated and politically stable environment.  The 2013 World Bank Doing Business report judged Australia to be the second most straightforward and affordable country to start up a business and in the top 10 countries in terms of overall ease of doing business.

To find out more about Doing Business in Australia click here

Bangladesh ("the country of Bengal") is a country in South Asia bordering India and Myanmar (Burma), strategically important for the economies of Northeast India, Nepal and Bhutan.  China also views Bangaldesh as a potential gateway for its landlocked southwest, including Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan.

For an overview of the country's ecoomy and infrastructure, information on starting up a business there and much more read this Doing Business in Bangladesh guide provided by members G. Kibria & Co.

Hong Kong - a highly dynamic city that serves as the perfect platform into Mainland China and Asia, the ideal place for business in Asia. Find out about doing business in China and how Gary Cheng CPA Limited can assist you. Read More

For a profile of India read this Fact Sheet provided by Ghosh Khanna & Co. in New Delhi, who have also provided a guide to Doing Business in India.

GST in India - a guide to the new reform (July 2017).  Download and read this guide provided by Ghosh Khanna & Co. in New Delhi

For a broad overview of the economic and social background of the country, together with discussions on taxation and investment, follow the link to this guide to Doing Business in Indonesia

Malaysia is situated in South East Asia and consists of 13 states and three federal territories. It has a total landmass of around 330,000 square kilometres, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and East Malaysia.  Although its official language is Bahasa Melayu, English is its second language, accepted by most government authorities and used widely in the business sector.

Read these guidelines from Y H Tan & Associates in Kuala Lumpur and find out about Doing Business in Malaysia

Why invest in Pakistan?  What incentives exist there for foreign investors.  Find the answer to these questions, about setting up a business in Pakistan and much more in this guide to Doing Business in Pakistan

And get up to date tax information from this Tax Card 2019-20

The Philippines is strategically located in the eastern rim of the Asia-Pacific region, a natural gateway to the highly progressive East-Asian economies.  It serves as a bastion of democracy and a vital and convenient link between the blossoming East and the industrial West.  To learn about doing business in the Philippines click here

Doing Business in Singapore - What you need to know.

Want to know how to register a company in Singapore, what points should be considered by foreigners wishing to open a Singapore company, or find information about Singapore taxation?  Click here

Colombo, the commerical capital of Sri Lanka is situated at the crossroads of major shipping routes to South Asia and the Far East.  In recent years, Colombo port has become a major transhipment hub.  Sri Lanka hopes to leverage on its location advantage by implementing a policy framework to position the country as a services hub to the subcontinent.

To learn about doing buisness in Sri Lanka click here

Taiwan is geographically located at the Asia-Pacific transportation hub connecting Northwast and Southeast Asia.  It serves not only as an important bridge connecting Europe, America and Japan to emerging Asia-Pacific markets, but also as a preferred location for multinationals to establish Asia-Pacific headquarters.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is federation of seven emirates located on the Arabian Peninsula. The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwan, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah. This federation of was founded in 1971 and is an active member of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain.

The prosperity of the UAE is based in large part on the country’s vast oil and gas reserves, most of which lie in the largest emirate, Abu Dhabi. The UAE has nearly 8% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 5% of proven gas reserves. The UAE, particularly the emirate of Dubai, has long been recognized as the commercial and business hub of the Middle East and beyond. It has developed a leading role in business services, including finance, and has effectively created a logistics hub between east and west. It is home to the busiest man-made port in the world, Jebel Ali. The UAE is home to two of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates and Etihad.

The UAE has a robust, open and competing economy, a solid infrastructure, and offers a tax-efficient business environment along with security and stability.  Click here to read more about Doing Business in the UAE.

Europe

This publication aims at providing an outline of the Cyprus Business Environment. It does not cover exhaustively the areas it treats but is intended to answer some of the commonly asked questions. When specific queries arise, it will be necessary to refer to the existing legislation and regulations of the country, and to obtain appropriate professional advice.

The material contained in this guide was assembled on 18 January 2019 and, unless otherwise indicated, is based on information available at that time.

Please feel free to contact us at any of our offices at the addresses shown at the end of this publication. We look forward to assisting you in every way we can.

Doing Business in Cyprus

Click here to read an economic overview of Denmark, together with information on investing in the country, its taxation and business structures.

There are more than 25,000 foreign companies operating in France, where they employ nearly two million people: what better advert could there be than this for the business environment in our country? Its steadfast attractiveness as a business location can be seen in that France was ranked third in Europe in 2015 for the number of job-creating foreign investment projects received, and was also the leading destination for foreign investment in industry. Find out more:

Establishing a Business 2017

Welcome to France 2017

Government Support and Finance 2017

Germany is one of the world's most experienced market economies and the world's fourth biggest economy. Large markets, the central location in Europe, basically no restrictions for entrepreneurial investments, qualified personnel, a high level of innovation, a highly developed infrastructure, its legal system and much more qualifies Germany as a favoured place for conducting business.

If therefore a foreign company is planning to expand its business to Germany, the company has always to deal with the main question which is the best legal form to do long-term business operations in Germany and to meet its individual business strategy.

Download and continue reading about Doing Business Abroad in Germany.

Click here for an economic outlook and overview on Italy and information on taxation in the country.

Lebanon, or the Lebanese Republic, is situated in the Levant on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.  It has a free market pricing for most goods and services, with no restrictions on the movement of capital and goods by residents and non-residents of the country.

To learn about setting up a business there, taxation in the country and more, please click here

From setting up a business in Malta, to the basis of the country's taxation, its tax residence guidelines and its participation exemption, along with details of the Malta Budget for 2019, you can find out more by following the links below:

Setting up business in Malta 2018

Basis of Malta taxation 2018

Malta Tax Residence guidelines 2018

Malta Participation Exemption 2018

Malta Budget 2019

  • The Netherlands is a world leader in a number of sectors.
  • The Netherlands has a favourble tax regime for foreign companies.
  • The Netherlands offers an attractive investment climate.
  • The Netherlands offers many highly educated, multilingual professionals.

Are you doing business or considering doing business in the Netherlands?  Accon International can tell you all about the tax rules, HR aspects and permit requirements you need to think about.  Find out more by clicking here

For a general overview of the most important topics that foreign companies must consider when conducting business in Norway click here.

For information on the Spanish economy, setting up a business in Spain, on the country's tax system and much more, please click here or our Doing Business in Spain guide provided by GPM Auditors.

Setting up a business in Sweden? For information about the various business structures, their advantages and disadvantages, Click Here

If you need further assistance, please contact Allians Revision & Redovising AB www.re-allians.se

POPULATION/PEOPLE

Population (millions): 75.5
Population growth (annual %) 1


ECONOMICAL OVERVIEW

GDP (current USD) (billions) 795 (17th in the world)
GDP growth (annual %) 2.2
Inflation, consumer prices (annual%) 7.29
CPI 10,4 %

In November 2012 Fitch revised Turkey’s investment grade. The agency lifted Turkey’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR) to BBB- from BB+, and its long-term local currency IDR to BBB from BB+, while setting the outlooks on both ratings as stable.

GDP per capita in Turkey has increased steadily over the past five decades, rising from USD 2,414 in 1950, to USD 5,983 in 1980 and finally to USD 13,380 in 2012.

Over the past five years, the Turkish economy has created

Download and continue reading about the Business Abroad information from Turkey.

The UK has long been an ideal destination for businesses, from entrepreneurs to multinationals, wo are attracted there for the geographical location, favourable time-zone, infrastructure and connectivity.  To find out about some of the attractive tax incentives offered and how Goodman Jones can help you with structuring, tax planning and much more, read Doing business in the UK

North America

Canada has consistently been on the various lists produced annually as one of the best countries to live in from the point of view of political stability, education, health care, religious and social freedoms, but the areas often overlooked are the business opportunities and tax implications for immigrating to Canada and setting up business there.

Find out more from this Doing Business in Canada guide from Yale PGC in Toronto.

Following on from President Trump's changes to the country's tax code in December 2017 - the largest overhaul the US had seen in 30 years - click here for an overview of the US Federal Tax System as in effect for 2019."

South America

Paraguay, the "Land of Opportunities" - find out why in this guide to Doing Business in Paraguay

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