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Northern Trust To Administer Major Guernsey Funds

Northern Trust To Administer Major Guernsey Funds

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 April, 2014
Guernsey's Northern Trust has secured a mandate to manage two of Arle Capital Partners Limited's funds, together comprising assets worth about EUR2bn (USD2.76bn).
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Hong Kong To Provide Open-Ended Fund Company Tax Breaks

Hong Kong To Provide Open-Ended Fund Company Tax Breaks

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
18 April, 2014
On being questioned in the Legislative Council on the regulatory and tax arrangements for the new open-ended fund company structure in Hong Kong, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, confirmed that the structure will be aimed at providing fund managers with more flexibility in their choice of tax-efficient legal structures.
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Hong Kong's Independent Insurance Authority Law Gazetted

Hong Kong's Independent Insurance Authority Law Gazetted

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
18 April, 2014
Hong Kong has announced that the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014, which provides for a legal framework to establish an independent Insurance Authority and a statutory licensing regime for insurance intermediaries, will be gazetted on April 25.
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EIOPA Investigating Single Market For Pensions

EIOPA Investigating Single Market For Pensions

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 April, 2014
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the National Bank of Slovakia held an international conference this week to discuss the prospect of creating a single EU market for private pensions.
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WTO Discusses Accession With The Bahamas

WTO Discusses Accession With The Bahamas

By Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
17 April, 2014
David Shark, the deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation, has visited the Bahamas to discuss the island's efforts to accede to the global trade body.
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Malta Relays Reform Progress To IMF, WB

Malta Relays Reform Progress To IMF, WB

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 April, 2014
Malta's Finance Minister, Edward Scicluna, has attended a number of meetings with multilateral institutions in Washington, where he outlined economic reforms underway in the territory.
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UK Son Of FATCA Regulations In Force

UK Son Of FATCA Regulations In Force

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
17 April, 2014
The UK Government has published online final regulations that entered into force on March 31, 2014, to bring into force the UK's version of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Guernsey Environmental Fund Listed On LSE

Guernsey Environmental Fund Listed On LSE

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 April, 2014
Guernsey-based John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited has been added to the London Stock Exchange after an initial public offering securing GBP160m (USD267.6m).
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IoM Boosts Funding For Economic Diversification

IoM Boosts Funding For Economic Diversification

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 April, 2014
The Isle of Man's Department of Economic Development has been granted additional funding worth GBP2m (USD3.35m) over three years to help promote economic growth under its Vision 2020 economic diversification strategy.
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HK's Pioneer Role In RMB Internationalization To Continue

HK's Pioneer Role In RMB Internationalization To Continue

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
15 April, 2014
During a speech at the Boao 2014 Asia Forum in Hainan on April 10, Chief Executive CY Leung confirmed that Hong Kong will maintain its pioneering role in offshore renminbi business development.
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