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Cambodian 2015 Tax Booklet

A SUMMARY OF CAMBODIAN TAXATION

The information in this booklet is based on current taxation rules and practices including certain legislative proposals and measures as at 31 October 2015.

This booklet is intended as a general guide.Where specific transactions are being contemplated, definitive advice should be sought. A list of appropriate contacts is given opposite.

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Economic crime in Thailand

We examine the growing threat of fraud, hacking and other economic crimes that pose risks to today's organisations. Our interviews with CEOs and industry leaders found that nearly half of organisations face fraud; often from inside the organisation. This second-ever survey in Thailand is an essential tool for any individual or organisation hoping to profit in Thailand's challenging environment.

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South East Asia - Investment Opportunities, Tax & Other Incentives

In a new collaborative effort, the PwC firms in the Asean countries have produced this first-of-its-kind guide to investing in the region. The new publication provides a detailed analysis of the tax and other incentives offered to investors in all of the Asean countries. This publication is a useful tool for both foreign investors and ASEAN investors seeking to expand in the region in advance of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

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Cambodia Pocket Tax Booklet 2012

A SUMMARY OF CAMBODIAN TAXATION

The information in this booklet is based on current taxation rules and practices including certain legislative proposals and measures as at 1 January 2012.

This booklet is intended as a general guide.Where specific transactions are being contemplated, definitive advice should be sought. A list of appropriate contacts is given opposite.

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Living & Working in Bangkok

The contents of this guide have been drawn together from the experiences of our expatriate clients and staff over the years and we hope we’ve compiled a useful reference book for expatriates and their families who have recently arrived in Bangkok.

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Doing Business and Investing in Thailand

This Guide has been prepared for the assistance of those interested in doing business in Thailand or planning to do so.

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19th Annual Global CEO Survey: Redefining business success in a changing world

How to lead in complicated times? That’s the question all CEOs are seeking to answer at a time of prolonged and continuing uncertainty. We launched the main findings of our 19th Annual Global CEO Survey on the eve of the Annual Meeting at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. More than 1400 CEOs from 83 countries shared their perspectives on more gloomy prospects for 2016. Explore what’s on the minds of CEOs around the world.

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Paying Taxes 2016

Paying Taxes 2016, the tenth edition of a unique study from PwC and the World Bank Group, investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide and ranks them according to the ease of paying taxes. The study provides valuable insights into issues that developing countries are facing, i.e. how to enhance the administrative capacities of tax authorities, reduce the informal economy and corruption while promoting growth and investment. Explore more in our Paying Taxes 2016 report.

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Global economy watch: Predictions for 2016

Understand what lies ahead is important for your business planning. At the start of the New Year, our macro-economics team look at predictions for 2016. In addition to making our latest projections for the leading economies of the world, our economists set out the key themes we think will prevail in the global economy in 2016.

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Circumnavigation: HELM (PwC’s Worldwide Economy of the Sea Barometer)

The seas have always been one of mankind's biggest and most significant natural resources. PwC Portugal has been assessing the usage of the seas for 10 years, as part of the international HELM project. It's a unique barometer of the health of the various industries that depend on the oceans, and captures the new and emerging trends affecting them. In this report we look in particular at the challenges and advantages of taking an integrated approach to the oceans: the issues that arise, the practicalities that need to be addressed, and the size of the prize if this can be achieved.

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Food fraud vulnerability assessment

Recent food fraud incidents have increased the need to protect consumers by strengthening the food industry’s ability to detect and combat fraud across supply chains. PwC and Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) have collaborated to release a food fraud vulnerability assessment tool that companies can use free-of-charge to help identify vulnerabilities and reduce fraud threats. Learn how you can put yourself in a stronger position to fight fraud here.

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Industry perspectives 2016

Our annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond. Our strategy& experts developed their views from industry discussions, observations of shifting market dynamics, and skilled analysis of data in the following sectors: Oil & gas, Utilities, Industrial manufacturing and Wealth management.

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Global Economic Crime Survey 2016

Economic crime continues to be a major concern for organisations of all sizes, across all regions and virtually every sector. More than a third of organisations have been the victim of economic crime in the past 24 months, as reported by over 6,000 respondents to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016. As cybercrime climbs to 2nd most reported economic crime affecting organisations, what can you do to proactively counter economic crime? Find out in PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016.

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Tax Function of the Future

With the advancement of technology, data and analytical capabilities, the Tax Function of the Future will look surprisingly different from todays. Organisations will continue to transform their finance functions and the tax function will have to be at the forefront of this change Check out our global predictions for future data flows and the global regulatory environment which we think will inspire Tax executives to forge a new future vision for their Tax function

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Total Retail Survey 2016

How do consumers shop? Our Total Retail survey asked about shopping behaviours ranging from social media participation to mobile purchasing, from interacting with store employees to what would get Millennials to buy locally more often. Discover the results of our Total Retail Survey 2016.

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Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2016

Global deal making is breaking record levels but mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has all but stalled in the metals industry. While sectors such as healthcare, consumer products, retail, technology and industrials reach new highs, metals deal making has moved in the opposite direction from an already low base. See our annual analysis to get behind what’s curbing deal activity in the metals industry and how to spot the signals of better prospects in the year ahead.

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Government and the Global CEO

Over-regulation remains the top concern for business while geopolitical uncertainty, exchange rate volatility, skills availability, fiscal deficits/debt and an increasing tax burden are also clouds on the horizon for government leaders. . The challenge remains for public sector organisations to ‘do better for less’ and strategically manage their costs in the face of budgetary pressure and ever increasing demands on public services. Find out how Government leaders are facing these challenges in Government and the Global CEO, redefining success in a changing world.

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New Energy Futures

Global demand for affordable, reliable energy will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, but there is a new longer-term backdrop as the world transitions to a low carbon system. Companies in the oil and gas sector need to reconsider their portfolio and related capabilities to not only survive, but thrive, in this new future. Find out our perspectives on the transformation of the oil and gas sector.

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Global Technology IPO 2015 Review

2015 was the second best year for tech IPOs in five years in terms of amounts raised and number of listings. The Internet Software & Services subsector continued to drive the global tech IPO market in Q4 2015 and Europe had its biggest year in a decade, delivering big-ticket IPOs and broad market participation. Can momentum be sustained into 2016? Find out here.

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New energy futures - Perspectives on the transformation of the oil and gas sector

Part of our series on how industries are transforming in response to disruption, we look at the future for the global oil and gas sector. The industry is facing a difficult environment, with historically low commodity prices, among other factors. The future will likely bring even greater uncertainty, given potential disruptive forces. This report analyses four perspectives, highlighting some of the fundamental trends reshaping the sector, and viewed through a medium term lens of five to fifteen years.

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Streaming the future

Also as part of our series on how industries are transforming, we look at how technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies are preparing for further disruption. The Internet has had a profound impact on the transformation of the business landscape. We share our contextual assessment of the forces of change affecting TMT companies, explore two uncertainties that will impact how TMT companies grow and compete in the next decade and then describe the implications of these uncertainties for industry players now.

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate: The global outlook for 2016

PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate series takes the measure of the key indicators of property investor sentiment around the globe. The report includes interviews with industry leaders from some of the most respected organisations around the world. We examine the changing nature and target of capital flows from a country-level approach to investment in favour of a highly selective strategy for cities. Also we analyse the disruptive combination of rapid urbanisation, new technology and social change, which is fostering a more consumer focused property industry. Explore our global findings.

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PwC Next Generation Survey 2016: The Female Perspective

The gender gap in all forms of businesses continues to make headlines, whether that’s a gap in pay, a gap in participation, or a gap in the numbers of women on boards. For this year’s Next Gen Survey, we are looking at the women working in family businesses. Find out how the next generation of female leaders are represented in family businesses and how they feel about the prospect of leadership.

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Modern mobility: Moving women with purpose

Also this month, female demand for mobility has never been higher with 71% of female millennials wanting to work outside their home country. Despite this, only 20% of current international assignees are female. PwC has conducted research that brings together the views of 134 global mobility executives and 3,937 professionals from over 40 countries. Explore how you can prepare to respond to the global mobility gender gap.

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Customer engagement in an era of energy transformation

Technology is eclipsing competition as the single biggest transformational force affecting customer relations for power utility companies. The combination of digital technology and power technology puts power more firmly in the hands of the customer, whether business or residential. So what are the implications for power utility companies and what can they learn from other sectors?

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Private companies – Old-style strengths, new-style challenges

The business environment has never been more complex, or more volatile, but private companies are still confident about their prospects. In this deep-dive into findings from our 19th Annual Global CEO Survey we look at the private company sector in more detail, through the three interrelated perspectives of progress, perceptions, and people. In all three areas there are significant opportunities for private businesses, as well as emerging issues which they will need to address.

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