CGA Monthly Bulletin (February 2018)

Date: Feb 2018
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The Canadian Women's Hockey League seeking sponsorship in playoffs
The playoffs will have 6 games scheduled for 16–18 March 2018. All of the games will be streamed on CWHL's official website (the regular season attracted 95,000 viewers on average per game).
The amount required for sponsoring the 6 games is US$50,000 for which the sponsor will enjoy the following benefits:
The sponsor will receive verbal as well as visual recognition during the games, such as "The CWHL Playoffs are Proudly Presented by XXX".
The sponsor will receive recognition on the CWHL website and in its print ad in The Globe and Mail (Canada's most widely read newspaper).
The sponsor will have its commercial in English (if any) shown during the games.
If the sponsor has a representative in any of the cities hosting a game, the CWHL can do an interview at the puck drop.
Please contact us (Tony JIN) if you are interested in this opportunity.
Mail: tj@chinagoabroad.com
Tel: +86 021 61410998
Upcoming Events
6th Annual CBBC China Business Conference
14 Mar, London
Against the backdrop of Brexit, China and the UK have the unprecedented opportunity to develop an even closer trading relationship. This year’s conference developed in this special context, will have sessions on everything from equipping new entrants to the Chinese market, to examining the attractiveness of the UK as a destination for Chinese investment, to exploring specific marketing trends in digital and innovation in China and much more.
The 17th Annual AVCJ China Forum
14-15 Mar, Beijing
Join 390 fund managers, institutional investors, corporate executives, regulators and other professionals for two days of thought-provoking debates, in-depth discussion on market trends, and networking that will provide the attendees with the knowledge and contacts to take on the most attractive China-related opportunities in 2018 and beyond.
Sydney Build Expo 2018
15-16 Mar, Sydney
Coming off continual success since the first year show, Sydney Build is back again with further improvements in 2018 with more Conferences, Workshops, Speakers, Zones and Content. We are constantly improving the show, incorporating new Zones and Content, making the show a continual success for the construction, architecture, development, engineering, design sectors (you name it) in Sydney and Australia as a whole.
2018 Annual Conference & Green Bond Pioneer Awards
20 - 21 Mar, London
This leading event takes place in the City of London in March 2018. International market actors, leaders and policymakers will gather to discuss and debate how to scale global green bond markets from billions to trillions.
The Green Bond Pioneer Awards are the globally recognized symbol of innovation and achievement in green bond market development. 2018 will be the 3rd year of the GBPA.
Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2018
20-22 Mar, Yangon, Myanmar
With ASEAN turning 50 and China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative setting the centre stage, Myanmar is in urgent needs to close its infrastructure gap, integrate with the world and collaborate with its neighbouring countries in order to gain from these initiatives for its economy growth. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Myanmar’s infrastructure gap between now and 2030 worth $120 billion. Myanmar, with its urban population growth that faster than spatial growth expects additional of 10 million of people in the cities requires an additional of $320 billion investment on infrastructure to tackle its endemic poverty.
New Members
Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor is a medium-sized law firm of around 45 lawyers created in 1952 in Spain. It is one of a select group of legal practices recommended by some of the most prestigious international directories. Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers, IFLR 1000, World Trademark Review and Who’s Who Legal recommend the Firm and its individual lawyers as leading professionals in the provision of corporate legal advice.
To be a member of CGA will bring a significant benefit to our clients who look into entering foreign markets, CGA gives us immediate access to local advice in the most competitive markets of the world. This will allow us to provide a better service to our own clients and endless opportunities to find partners in a global market.”
Alfonso López-Ibor (Partner and Director)
Mazzeschi s.r.l. is a boutique firm founded in 2007 specialized in Italian corporate and commercial law, business immigration and citizenship law. The firm is considered the best immigration service provider in Italy which assists more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies. With a multilingual team of experienced lawyers, immigration consultants, visa procurement associates, and 100+ local consultants, we can assist our clients throughout Italy.
AfriChina Trade and Investment Project, a reputable international entity is dedicated to exploring and championing investment opportunities in Africa through the collation of local intelligence within the African developmental arena to accelerate the continent’s economic growth through meaningful and sustainable investment relationships between China and Africa.
Top 10 Articles with highest Page Views in 2017
AIIB key to Belt and Road initiative
International Financing
The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is intended to strengthen infrastructure construction and connectivity across Asian countries, and therefore highly geared to the Belt and Road Initiative. The AIIB, an inter-governmental institution operating as a multilateral development bank, is committed to improving infrastructure construction and connectivity among Asian countries and therefore completely matches the strategic objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The FCPA and the Anti-Corruption Laws of the PRC
TransAsia Lawyers
FCPA makes it a crime to offer anything of value (no minimum) to foreign government officials for the purpose of corruptly influencing an official decision in order to obtain or retain business or improper advantage for oneself or another person. It also requires companies with stock traded on a U.S. exchange (Issuers) to keep accurate books and records and maintain an adequate system of internal controls over domestic and foreign operations.
Investment Opportunities in the Sports Industry: National Football League
Jimmy Lynn
In regard to the most popular sports in the world, both soccer and basketball have the most global appeal. Other international sports such as rugby and cricket also draw a massive TV audience. Over 1 billion people tune in to global sports events such as the World Cup, Olympics, Rugby World Championships, Cricket World Championships.
Invest in Peru
Ernst & Young
Peru is one of the most important countries in Latin America, which is endowed with diversified climate, broad territory, abundant natural reseources, high-quality talents and solid economic and industrial bases. In recent years, Peru has experienced a steady development period, and is regarded as one of the leading emerging markets worldwide. That makes Peru as an ideal investment destination.
Thailand anticipates more investment from China via the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
Xinhua News Agency
Thailand’s Minister of Industry Atchaka Sibunruang said that Thailand may benefit from China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative as the Initiative may help secure the financial support needed from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to upgrade its infrastructure facilities and improve connectivity with other ASEAN countries. Thailand plans to grow its high-tech industry in the coastal city of Rayong to accommodate preexisting infrastructure facilities.
Malaysia - Investment in the Manufacturing Sector
Malaysian Investment Development Authority
In Malaysia, tax incentives, both direct and indirect, are provided for in the Promotion of Investments Act 1986, Income Tax Act 1967, Customs Act 1967, Sales Tax Act 1972, Excise Act 1976 and Free Zones Act 1990. These Acts cover investments in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism (including hotel) and approved services sectors as well as R&D, training and environmental protection activities.
Investing in Ghana’s Property Development Sector
Embassy of the Republic of Ghana
With plans far advanced towards the establishment of a land bank to assist investors with land acquisition, coupled with the local availability of cheap but quality construction materials, the foreign investor within the real estate sub-sector has virtually no difficulty establishing in Ghana. Also, if current economic strides being chalked by the country continue, then opportunities in the sub-sector are good for prospective foreign investors.
Japanese Anti-bribery Laws
TA LAWYERS GKJ
Bribery and anti-corruption legislation in Japan is largely focused on preventing bribery of civil servants and politicians, but also extends in some basic ways to businesses as well. Importantly, there are a number of businesses and organizations in Japan which are deemed to be subject to anti-bribery legislation despite their private nature.
Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment
Douglas Ritchie
China is now an important overseas investor in a number of sectors and I would contend that this diversity away from simply investing in raw materials is a direct result of changes in China and its economy. Macroeconomic adjustments such as the appreciation of the Yuan and corporate competition between firms are changing the way in which Chinese corporations perceive the future and compel them to seek deeper markets, new technologies and skills to ensure their continued competitiveness. It is these new motives which are driving Chinese investment abroad.
Chinese enterprises’ investment in Cambodia drives local economy
CRI News
As more and more Chinese investors come to Cambodia, the local economy has seen steady growth, especially in sectors such as mining, road building and clothing, which offer quite a lot of job opportunities for local residents. The construction of roads and bridges is also beneficial for people's livelihood here. And hopefully with better cooperation, we will see more improvements in the future. On top of expanding business opportunities, the Chinese government has also helped Cambodia maintain its cultural heritage as well.
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