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Ajman Free Zone Promoted In Russia

Ajman Free Zone Promoted In Russia

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
01 April, 2015
Representatives from Ajman Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates recently visited Moscow to highlight to investors the advantages of using the zone and its tax incentives.
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City Week Forum Examines IFCs' Role In Global Economy

City Week Forum Examines IFCs' Role In Global Economy

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 April, 2015
Jersey's positive role in connecting emerging and well-established finance centers and facilitating flows of capital across continental and domestic borders was highlighted at the major annual City Week International Financial Services Forum in London.
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Turks And Caicos Tax Changes Effective April 1

Turks And Caicos Tax Changes Effective April 1

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
31 March, 2015
The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has issued a notice, highlighting tax policy changes that will be effective from April 1, 2015.
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Changes To Russia's Offshore Law May Benefit CIs

Changes To Russia's Offshore Law May Benefit CIs

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
31 March, 2015
Significant changes to Russia's tax code could lead to an increased use of corporate and trust entities based in the Channel Islands in the structuring of Russian corporate and private wealth arrangements, according to Collas Crill Partner Nicholas Davies.
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Jersey Hosts Successful 2015 Funds Conference

Jersey Hosts Successful 2015 Funds Conference

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
30 March, 2015
Jersey Finance has hosted its annual London Fund Conference, which looked at upcoming offerings from the territory and the increasing role the island is playing for US fund managers targeting European investors.
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Hong Kong Brokers Welcome US Exemption

Hong Kong Brokers Welcome US Exemption

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
30 March, 2015
Following a decision from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, firms licensed by Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission are now able to reach out to US customers in relation to the trading of futures or options products on Hong Kong exchanges without having to individually register as futures brokers in the US.
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Guernsey Reviewing Financial Services Sector Guidance

Guernsey Reviewing Financial Services Sector Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 March, 2015
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has commenced a review of its two handbooks on the territory's legal and regulatory framework for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, and will issue guidance on the use of digital signatures.
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Offshore Centers Gain Rank In Latest Global Index

Offshore Centers Gain Rank In Latest Global Index

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
27 March, 2015
New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore have again topped the latest biannual Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) compiled by Z/Yen.
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Hong Kong Rules Out Bitcoin Regulation

Hong Kong Rules Out Bitcoin Regulation

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
26 March, 2015
As virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are not widely circulated in Hong Kong, the Government has said there is currently no need to introduce legislation to regulate virtual commodities trading.
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Panama Tables New Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Panama Tables New Anti-Money Laundering Bill

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 March, 2015
Panama's National Assembly is considering legislation to overhaul the territory's Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism regime, in a bid to have the territory removed from the Financial Action Task Force's grey list.
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