Investment Policy Measures

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Israel

Israel

30 Oct 2019

Government establishes a committee to evaluate national security implications of foreign investment

The Security Cabinet of Israel established on 30 October 2019 an advisory committee that will assess national security implications of foreign investment in finance, communications, infrastructures, transportation and the energy sector. [...]

China

China

15 Oct 2019

China amends regulations in the financial sector

The State Council amended the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Insurance Companies and the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Banks, [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

07 Oct 2019

Foreign Firms Can Now List on Saudi Exchange

On 7 October 2019, the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced allowing foreign companies to list on Tadawul upon the Capital Market Authority (CMA)'s approval of amended Listing Rules, including provisions related to foreign listing. [...]

India

India

18 Sep 2019

Liberalization of FDI Rules

On 18 September 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued Press Note 4 of 2019, liberalizing foreign direct investment in: (a) single-brand retail trading (SBRT); (b) contract manufacturing; (c) uploading / streaming of news [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

10 Sep 2019

Liberalization of repatriation of investments in Ukraine

The National Bank of Ukraine decided to abolish a EUR 5 million limit per calendar month on the repatriation of proceeds from foreign investments with the effect on 10 September 2019. The limit used to apply to proceeds from securities [...]

Thailand

Thailand

29 Aug 2019

Updated Minimum Capital Provisions for Foreign Companies in Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, to fulfill various treaty obligations and for ease of enforcement, has abolished the previous three ministerial regulations on minimum capital for foreign companies, and issued a single new Ministerial [...]

Philippines

Philippines

28 Aug 2019

Allows foreign higher education institutions to establish branches

On 28 August 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the “Transnational Higher Education Act” or Republic Act No. 11448 that allows foreign higher education institutions to set up facilities in the country for the first time. [...]

Japan

Japan

01 Aug 2019

Japan Expanded Scope of Industries Subject to Prior Notification for FDI

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) expanded the scope of industries for which submission of a prior notification is required for foreign direct investment. METI's public notice dated 27 May 2019 revised relevant [...]

China

China

30 Jul 2019

China releases updated versions of its two negative lists and encouraged foreign investment catalogue to promote foreign investment

The Chinese Government has recently updated its two negative lists and encouraged foreign investment catalogue to liberalise its foreign investment regime and promote foreign investment in high-end industries. The new negative lists [...]

China

China

20 Jul 2019

Eleven measures to further open up the financial sector

On 20 July 2019, the Financial Stability Development Committee (FSDC) of China's State Council announced the following liberalisation measures in the financial sector: 1) Foreign-invested credit rating agencies can rate all kinds [...]

Qatar

Qatar

17 Jul 2019

Launches Investment Promotion Agency

On 7 July 2019, the Investment Promotion Agency was launched with the aim of further attracting foreign direct investment in line with the objectives set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. [...]

Myanmar

Myanmar

12 Jul 2019

Foreign Investors to be Allowed to Purchase Stocks on the YSX

On 12 July 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) issued an announcement, allowing both foreign and local/foreign entities to purchase stock shares on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). The announcement clarifies [...]

Egypt

Egypt

06 Jul 2019

Adoption of new foreign investment rules

On 6 July 2019, the Parliament approved three amendments to the 2017 Investment Law (no. 72), including a revision to the way in which FDI inflows are accounted for. A change in the FDI accounting system entails shifting responsibility [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

02 Jul 2019

Allows full foreign ownership for thirteen sectors

Following the enactment of the UAE Federal Law No. 19 of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment, the UAE Cabinet has adopted a "positive list of activities" covered by Article 7-3 of the Law, on 2 July 2019. The UAE Cabinet has approved [...]

Oman

Oman

01 Jul 2019

Adoption of new Foreign Capital Investment Law

On 1 July 2019, Oman's Ministry of Legal Affairs has published Royal Decree No. 50/2019, which promulgated the country's new Foreign Capital Investment Law. The Foreign Capital Investment Law shall enter into force six months after [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

26 Jun 2019

Relaxes Ownership Limits for Foreign Investors

As part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's efforts to regulate and develop the capital markets and to facilitate foreign investment, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) has approved the Instructions for Foreign Strategic Investors' Ownership [...]

Myanmar

Myanmar

26 Jun 2019

Investment Promotion Committee launched

On 26 June 2019, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations formally launched the Investment Promotion Committee at a ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw. This Committee is expected to create a fair and prosperous society by [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

13 Jun 2019

New regulation for construction businesses

Indonesia’s Construction Law 2 of 2017 required foreign investors to establish either a representative office in cooperation with an Indonesian construction company (representative office), or incorporate a legal entity in a joint [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

13 Jun 2019

Adoption of Telecommunication Services law

On 13 June 2019, the Ethiopian parliament approved the Communication Service Proclamation, which for the first time liberalises the telecom sector in the country. Article 54 of the Proclamation declares that ‘telecommunications services, [...]

Bahrain

Bahrain

02 Jun 2019

Bahrain Allows Foreign Companies to Take 100 percent Stakes in Oil, Natural Gas Extraction Projects

According to Edict 10 of 2019, which was issued on 2 June 2019, foreign capital companies are now allowed to own up to 100 percent of the oil and gas drilling activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, providing that the parent company [...]

France

France

24 May 2019

France strengthens its FDI screening mechanism with "PACTE Act"

On 24 May 2019, the Law on Growth and Business Transformation, also known as the "PACTE Act", entered into force. It provides a comprehensive reform of the legal environment for business in France and is considered to be a flagship [...]

Nepal

Nepal

23 May 2019

Minimum threshold for foreign investment in Nepal

On 23 May 2019, the government raised the minimum foreign investment threshold to Rs 50 million from the existing Rs 5 million. The recently enacted Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Bill includes a provision, stating that [...]

Namibia

Namibia

23 May 2019

Government orders official bodies to buy local

On 23 May 2019, the Finance Minister issued a Procurement Directive on the reservation of procurement of goods, services and works to local suppliers in terms of Section 73 of the Public Procurement Act. The Directive bans all public [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

13 May 2019

New regulations on use of foreign currencies in Vietnam

The State Bank of Viet Nam recently issued Circular No. 03/2019/TT-NHNN on amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN guiding the implementation of regulations on restricting the use of foreign [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

29 Apr 2019

Uzbekistan privatizes certain State companies

On 29 April 2019, the President of Uzbekistan signed the Resolution “On further measures for the improvement of the mechanisms for attracting foreign direct investment to the economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. It approved the [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 75