Asia Pacific

AGN EuropeThe Asia Pacific region has the fastest growing economy in the world along with some of the world’s best economic performers. This region's growth is fueled by favourable finance, foreign investment and competition policies applied using international best practices.

In a region where economies are quickly changing, AP members are on top of latest developments and provide core services along with advisory, outsourcing and other "one stop" solutions to accessing the Asia Pacific business opportunity.


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Our Leadership

The AGN Asia Pacific region is led by Chairman Greg Cusack, Partner at AGN's Australian member firm Ashfords and it is also supported by a dedicated representative in China, Jean Xu.



 REGIONAL BOARD

 
Greg Cusack
  Chairman
Ashfords
(Australia)
Esther Tan GEP Associates
(Malaysia)
Vimala Devi
BSL Tax Services Pte Ltd
(Singapore)
Tony Shao
 Senior advisor - non board member
China Regal CPAs Co., Ltd
(China)
Jean Xu
  Sr. Representative
AGN International Ltd
(China)
 

AP Regional Publications

TRANSFER PRICING 2020

Countries Comparison


A collection of transfer pricing summaries of countries in the Asia Pacific Region

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TAX CARDS 2020

Countries Comparison


General Guide to Asia Pacific Countries Tax Facts

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ASIA PACIFIC TAXPRESSO

A quarterly Tax Publication

2020
Quarter 2

Quarter 1


2019
Quarter 4
Quarter 3
Quarter 2
Quarter 1
2018
Quarter 3
Quarter 2
Quarter 1

                    












Regional News

July 2020

The Increased Business Risks Posed by Social Media as COVID-19 Forces Remote Working


AGN Global Business Voice:
In this edition of the AGN Global Business Voice, we take a look at how SMEs deal with their social media activities – through the lens of our panel of 46 business advisers/firms across the world.

Last year it was estimated that 3.4 billion people were social media users - that’s 9% up on 2018 and a staggering 45% of the world’s population. In March this year, i.e. peak pandemic, Facebook announced a 50% increase in messaging on its platform in the countries most affected by COVID-19. Between February and March, Instagram recorded 4.4m new users. For
some time, people have become concerned about whether the benefits of the social media phenomenon outweigh the social problems it creates. But, whatever you feel about social media, if you run a business, the statistics tell you it shouldn’t be ignored.

There is increasing scepticism about the commercial uses of social media with some suggesting that the ‘must-have’ digital targeting platforms are less of a laudable gift to SME business than was once thought. There is even the suggestion that Facebook has created a whole generation of ‘bad customers’ – lazy, disloyal, expensive, elusive...and fickle.

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July 2020

AGN Global Business Voice: The Increased Business Risks Posed by Social Media as Covid-19 Forces Remote Working




As COVID-19 drives businesses to embrace remote working, the use of social media is expanding. However, many SMEs across the world are unaware of the associated business risks. In this edition of the AGN Global Business Voice, we take a look at how SMEs deal with their social media activities – through the lens of our panel of 46 business advisers/firms across the world.

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July 2020

AGN Covid Business Recovery Index: Global Business Voice - Special Report




AGN International member firms are comprised of thousands of advisory professionals that actively work with small and medium sized businesses around the world. Their ‘confidence’ about the future is founded on interactions with these businesses making them a credible proxy for business confidence more broadly. With this in mind, we have developed the Covid Business Recovery Index – a monthly barometer or snapshot of business confidence from every region around the world.

In the June edition, survey results indicate that our members' future business expectations are slowly improving. Find out how business confidence in your country has changed in the last 30 days?

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Regional Meetings

AGN members regularly meet to network, share expertise and learn more about technical subjects and leadership in their firms. Our major events include one international meeting, the World Congress, which is held in various locations around the world each November.

In addition, each of the four regions holds at least one major all-region meeting a some regions hold more. The regional major events include Asia Pacific Regional Meeting.

Contact

Asia Pacific

Unit 36, Level 9, China Central Place Tower 2, 79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025 China.

Tel: (+86) 10 6580 0678  

Sr. Representative: 
Jean Xu

Email: asia-pacific@agn.org


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