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Appleby Reports Shows Offshore Growth Trend

Appleby Reports Shows Offshore Growth Trend

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
19 December, 2014
A report published by offshore service provider Appleby shows strong company registration growth in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Mauritius and Jersey in the first half of 2014.
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Antigua And Barbuda Tightens Citizenship Program

Antigua And Barbuda Tightens Citizenship Program

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
19 December, 2014
Antigua and Barbuda has announced that it is to instruct its Citizenship By Investment Unit to reject applications from residents and nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Yemen, and Iran, as well as people who have changed their name.
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Hong Kong's Offerings For RMB Reinsurance Compared

Hong Kong's Offerings For RMB Reinsurance Compared

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
19 December, 2014
Hong Kong's Financial Services Development Council has released a report that proposes initiatives to reinforce the territory's position as a leading offshore renminbi reinsurance center.
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UK Offshore United Against Beneficial Ownership Proposals

UK Offshore United Against Beneficial Ownership Proposals

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
19 December, 2014
The UK's overseas territories have jointly rejected calls from the UK Government for them to introduce public registers with information on the beneficial ownership of companies.
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Jafza-UK Trade Up 50 Percent

Jafza-UK Trade Up 50 Percent

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
18 December, 2014
Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone said that it attracted interest from a large number of UK businesses during the two-day Going Global Exhibition held recently in London.
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Jersey Simplifies Hedge Fund Regulation

Jersey Simplifies Hedge Fund Regulation

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
18 December, 2014
Jersey has enacted measures to simplify the regulation of hedge fund managers and encourage the establishment of hedge fund management businesses in Jersey.
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SHKSC Uptake Highest Among HK, Foreign Investors

SHKSC Uptake Highest Among HK, Foreign Investors

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
17 December, 2014
The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program has seen a greater uptake from Hong Kong-based and foreign investors than mainland China investors, newly released data shows.
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United Arab Emirates To Review Its Tax Treaties

United Arab Emirates To Review Its Tax Treaties

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 December, 2014
The United Arab Emirates is reviewing its tax treaty network to ensure it will be compliant with the proposals of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development as part of its base erosion and profit shifting work.
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Hong Kong Provides Investment Products Market Survey

Hong Kong Provides Investment Products Market Survey

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
16 December, 2014
The Securities and Futures Commission has released the results of a new survey on the sale of non-exchange-traded investment products to individual investors in Hong Kong, so as to provide an overview of the types and value of the products sold by the corporations it licenses.
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St Kitts And Nevis Banking Deposits Grow

St Kitts And Nevis Banking Deposits Grow

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 December, 2014
Caribbean territory Saint Kitts and Nevis has reported that deposits in the territory's commercial banking sector grew by 12.1 percent year-on-year, to XCD4.2bn at the end of 2013.
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