5 Most Strategically Located Countries in Asia

Geography plays an important role in any country’s success. From natural disaster risk to trade accessibility, location often defines a nation’s growth potential. For example, landlocked nations are severely limited by their lack of access to the ocean. They rely on a neighboring port to access global shipping lanes. As such, industrialization proves very difficult for them. Likewise, Indonesia and the Philippines are located entirely in high earthquake risk zones. Countries

Thailand Issues New Incentives to Attract Foreign Investors, Professionals, and Retirees

Foreign investors, professionals, and retirees will be able to enjoy a number of new incentives in Thailand, as the government seeks to attract high-earning overseas residents to help the country’s COVID-19 recovery. Thailand’s cabinet passed a resolution on September 14, 2021, introducing immigration, tax, and land ownership incentives aimed at foreign investors and skilled professionals. The incentives are part of an effort to stimulate Thailand’s economy which has been bad

Bank of Thailand eases mortgage rules to support property sector

The Bank of Thailand has further eased rules on mortgages to boost a key property sector struggling from the impacts of the pandemic, officials said on Thursday, sending property shares higher. The loan-to-value ratio limit has been lifted to 100% from 70-90% until end-2022 to increase activity in the real estate sector, which will take years to recover, officials said. The rules were effective on Wednesday. "Uncertainty remains high and some sectors are still fragile, so mea

How Much Land and Building Tax in Thailand, Do We Pay in 2021?

The government has announced a resolution to reduce the land and building tax rate in 2021 by 90%, and will only collect 10% of the actual tax rate for agriculture, housing, commercial and other industrial land use, and unused/vacant land. Land for Agricultural Uses or Agriculture If the owner is an individual, the first 3 years from 2020 to 2022 will be exempt from taxation. However, if the owner is a juristic person, they must pay tax at the rate of 0.01%. For example, if a