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CAR DEALER FORECOURTS ARE BUSTLING BUT BIG CHALLENGES ARE ROUND THE CORNER

Driving around Brisbane recently, Anthony Hayley felt his trusty old car stutter. There were a few more worrying clanks and bangs in the days to come, then it died completely. But then came the real shocker: he was told there was no chance of getting a replacement for nine months – if he was lucky...

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THE DRIVE TO SURVIVE

Automotive suppliers must build parallel structures in their businesses, developing traditional combustion-engine systems alongside electric vehicle technology, says Thomas Ziegler, leader of Moore Global’s automotive group...

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STICK OR TWIST

The car industry has generated wealth for generations of family-owned component manufacturers and well-paid jobs for millions. Now this delicately balanced ecosystem is facing an existential challenge with the rise of electric vehicles.

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INLAND REVENUE AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE RELEASES THE SIXTH EDITION OF TRANSFER PRICING GUIDELINES

On 10 August 2021, the IRAS released the sixth edition of the Singapore TP Guidelines (“Sixth Edition TPG”), updating and replacing the previous version released in February 2018. The Sixth Edition TPG takes into account some of the key contents from OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines as well as presents an opportunity for taxpayers to revisit their transfer pricing policy and documentation to ensure they are in alignment with the IRAS TP compliance requirements...

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WHEN SPAC'S COME IRRESISTIBLY CLOSE - HOW ASIA STOCK EXCHANGES' CARD UP THEIR SLEEVES?

A special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) is a shell corporate or blank-check listing looking for an acquisition opportunity to bring another private company listed. In short, it is led by a management team, a.k.a. a sponsor, and it raises money through an IPO before an acquisition target is identified...

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DEMOCRATISING PROPERTY INVESTMENT

A digital real estate revolution is spreading across the world as property specialists increasingly ‘tokenise’ assets to improve liquidity in the world’s most valuable asset class...

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THE FUTURE OF PROPERTY: BEDS, MEDS AND SHEDS

Real estate investment has bounced back strongly as the world comes to terms with Covid, with exciting new asset classes and so-called “secondary” locations on investors’ radar for the first time. At the same time, many traditional bricks and mortar investments may never again deliver the returns property funds once relied on.

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TRANSFER PRICING BRIEF FROM ACROSS THE REGION

While the world has been witnessing COVID-19 roaring across the globe since early 2020 and a Delta variant hitting us even stronger in the second half of 2021, in the professional world, the tax experts from Moore Asia Pacific have been reaching out to each other and building a better tax community for this part of the world, sharing insights from mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.

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THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS RAISES £320,000 FOR SUSTAINING CREW WELFARE CAMPAIGN

The Mission to Seafarers has raised £320,000 for its ongoing crew welfare campaign, thanks to the generosity of donors from across the shipping industry...

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TOP 5 MATTERS TO CONSIDER IN TRANSFER PRICING TO SLEEP WELL!

Do you believe that your business is already in compliance with the Singapore TP requirements?  If so, are your answers to the following questions positive?  If not, what do you have to do?  We highlight 5 critical areas from a Singapore TP perspective below, to do a self-test.

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SINGAPORE SHIPPING FORUM 2021: CASTING AN EYE ON MARKETS IN 2021 AND BEYOND

Managing Director of Maritime Strategies International pointed out that market inefficiencies have played a key role in keeping shipping markets buoyant in 2020. However, the industry should be vigilant for consequences when these inefficiencies unwind...

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DISCOVER MOORE: MEET KE JUN

We kick off our first #DiscoverMoore podcast with NUS Alumni and Audit and Assurance Manager, Ke Jun as he shares more about his progressive journey and life at Moore Singapore…