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Cayman To Improve Company Ownership Registry

Cayman To Improve Company Ownership Registry

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
08 December, 2016
The Cayman Government has launched a consultation on The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017, on the creation of a centralized platform for beneficial ownership information.
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Singapore Seeking Input On 2017 Budget

Singapore Seeking Input On 2017 Budget

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
07 December, 2016
Singapore's Ministry of Finance is inviting feedback from taxpayers on measures for the territory's upcoming Budget.
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Bermuda Says Catastrophe Reinsurance Market 'Resilient'

Bermuda Says Catastrophe Reinsurance Market 'Resilient'

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
07 December, 2016
The Bermuda Monetary Authority, the island's financial services sector regulator, has released a report that reassures stakeholders of the resilience of Bermuda's reinsurance industry to major, but improbable, catastrophic events.
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Anguilla To Sign FATCA Agreement

Anguilla To Sign FATCA Agreement

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
06 December, 2016
Anguilla's Inland Revenue Department has said that the island intends to sign an Inter-Governmental Agreement with the United States covering the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Tax Breaks Confirmed For New Shenzhen-HK Stock Connect Scheme

Tax Breaks Confirmed For New Shenzhen-HK Stock Connect Scheme

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
06 December, 2016
The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, which further opens up Mainland China's markets for international and Hong Kong investors, was successfully launched on December 5.
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Hong Kong, Switzerland In Landmark Funds Deal

Hong Kong, Switzerland In Landmark Funds Deal

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
06 December, 2016
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the mutual recognition of funds and asset managers between Hong Kong and Switzerland.
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Shanghai Free Zone Streamlines Company Registrations

Shanghai Free Zone Streamlines Company Registrations

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
05 December, 2016
Pudong New Area and the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone have begun testing a new company name registration system.
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BVI Updates Guidance On Automatic Tax Info Exchange

BVI Updates Guidance On Automatic Tax Info Exchange

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
05 December, 2016
The British Virgin Islands has updated its guidance notes on the OECD's Common Reporting Standard, the latest international tax transparency standard, which provides for the automatic exchange of tax information.
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ADGM Signs MoU With FinanceMalta

ADGM Signs MoU With FinanceMalta

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
02 December, 2016
Abu Dhabi Global Market, the low-tax financial center, and FinanceMalta, the Maltese financial services promotional agency, have agreed to cooperate on joint initiatives and efforts to bolster growth in both jurisdictions.
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Malta Rationalizes Fund Structures

Malta Rationalizes Fund Structures

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
02 December, 2016
The Malta Financial Services Authority, the financial services regulator, has issued a consultation paper on its April 2016 proposal to consolidate and reduce the number of fund structures available to fund promoters.
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