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IoM Forms First Company Exclusively With Bitcoin Capital

IoM Forms First Company Exclusively With Bitcoin Capital

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 October, 2014
The Isle of Man has enabled the formation of the first company with Bitcoin capital, Garigus Limited, as part of the territory's efforts to foster the creation of a niche market centered on digital currencies.
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Hong Kong Confirms Islamic Bond Market Aspirations

Hong Kong Confirms Islamic Bond Market Aspirations

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
21 October, 2014
The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, confirmed that Hong Kong's Government and its regulators will continue to create an enabling environment for the development of an Islamic bond market in the territory, following a recent question in the Legislative Council.
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DIFC Launches Qualifying Investor Funds

DIFC Launches Qualifying Investor Funds

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
21 October, 2014
The Dubai International Financial Center, a free zone in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced a new Qualified Investor Fund regime.
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Isle Of Man Removed From Colombian Tax 'Blacklist'

Isle Of Man Removed From Colombian Tax 'Blacklist'

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
21 October, 2014
Colombia has removed the Isle of Man from its offshore blacklist, recognizing its commitment to the international exchange of tax information.
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Guernsey Welcomes Latest Financial Center Rankings

Guernsey Welcomes Latest Financial Center Rankings

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 October, 2014
Guernsey has taken third place in this year's global rankings of specialist financial centers issued by trade publication The Banker.
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Labuan, Jersey Regulators Sign Financial Services MoU

Labuan, Jersey Regulators Sign Financial Services MoU

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 October, 2014
The Labuan Financial Services Authority, on October 13, 2014, announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with the Jersey Financial Services Commission last month, to foster improved collaboration on the regulation of the territories' offshore financial services industries.
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Dubai Airport Freezone Posts Strong Growth

Dubai Airport Freezone Posts Strong Growth

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 October, 2014
Dubai Airport Freezone Authority has announced that new company registrations in the zone rose by 14 percent in the first half of this year.
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BVI Welcomes International Recognition For Financial Center

BVI Welcomes International Recognition For Financial Center

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
17 October, 2014
The Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Orlando Smith, has welcomed recent recognition for the territory from two new independent surveys about offshore financial centers.
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IoM Appoints HNWI Business Development Manager

IoM Appoints HNWI Business Development Manager

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
16 October, 2014
The Isle of Man Government's Department of Economic Development has appointed Nick Presley to the new position of Business Development Manager, High Net Worth Individuals, to promote the island's tax incentives for affluent persons.
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Jersey Finance Sector Optimistic About Future Opportunities

Jersey Finance Sector Optimistic About Future Opportunities

By Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
16 October, 2014
The Jersey Government has released its latest quarterly Business Tendency Survey, which shows that business activity in the island increased during the third quarter of this year and businesses are increasingly optimistic about the future.
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