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St Kitts And Nevis Signs FATCA Deal

St Kitts And Nevis Signs FATCA Deal

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
04 September, 2015
St Kitts and Nevis has signed an agreement with the United States to facilitate compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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DIFC Aims To Host 100 Indian Firms

DIFC Aims To Host 100 Indian Firms

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
03 September, 2015
The Dubai International Financial Centre, a free zone in the United Arab Emirates, said in a statement on September 2, 2015, that it aims to increase the number of Indian firms registered in the zone to 100 in the next ten years.
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IoM Warns Taxpayers Ahead Of Automatic Tax Information Exchange

IoM Warns Taxpayers Ahead Of Automatic Tax Information Exchange

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
03 September, 2015
The Isle of Man Income Tax Division is offering guidance to residents who may be worried about increased scrutiny of their income from off-Island as a result of new global standards on tax cooperation.
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Guernsey Due Diligence Consultation Ends

Guernsey Due Diligence Consultation Ends

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
02 September, 2015
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has begun reviewing feedback received as part of a consultation on modernizing due diligence processes and will issue an update to Handbooks later this year to provide guidance on the use of digital signatures, electronic certification, and electronic verification.
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Gibraltar, BVI Regulators Agree Cooperation

Gibraltar, BVI Regulators Agree Cooperation

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
02 September, 2015
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commissions and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission have signed a mutual cooperation Memorandum of Understanding.
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Hong Kong H1 Insurance Premiums Up Over 13 Percent

Hong Kong H1 Insurance Premiums Up Over 13 Percent

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
01 September, 2015
Total gross premiums rose by 13.6 percent in the first half of this year to HKD184.9bn, Hong Kong's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has announced.
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IoM Planning Reception At London Maritime Event

IoM Planning Reception At London Maritime Event

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 September, 2015
The Isle of Man Maritime Group has announced it will host an evening reception during the year's London International Shipping Week.
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Ireland, IoM Discuss Inward Investment Initiatives

Ireland, IoM Discuss Inward Investment Initiatives

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
31 August, 2015
The Isle of Man Chief Minister led a delegation to Dublin for a series of meetings with senior figures responsible for growing Ireland's economy.
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S Korea To Build On Ties With Manaus Free Trade Zone

S Korea To Build On Ties With Manaus Free Trade Zone

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
31 August, 2015
A delegation of South Korean officials led by Ambassador to Brazil Lee Jeong-gwan visited the Superintendency of the Manaus Free Trade Zone on August 27, 2015.
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Strong Funds Sector Growth For Jersey In H1

Strong Funds Sector Growth For Jersey In H1

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 August, 2015
The number of Jersey funds marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive has broken the 200 barrier, Jersey Finance has announced.
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