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Switzerland To Join Multilateral Convention On AEOI

Switzerland To Join Multilateral Convention On AEOI

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
20 November, 2014
Switzerland is to join the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information, the Swiss Federal Council has announced.
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Chinese Delegation Visits Jebel Ali Free Zone

Chinese Delegation Visits Jebel Ali Free Zone

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
20 November, 2014
The Chairman of China's Qingdao Port, Zheng Minghua, and the port's Deputy Director General, Zhang Kingaya, visited Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone on November 17, 2014.
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Hong Kong Celebrates Launch Of Shanghai Stock Trading Link

Hong Kong Celebrates Launch Of Shanghai Stock Trading Link

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
20 November, 2014
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited hosted a ceremony on November 17 to celebrate the successful launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
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IoM Hosts eGaming Summit

IoM Hosts eGaming Summit

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 November, 2014
Over 200 delegates attended this year's KPMG eGaming Summit in the Isle of Man to discuss the future of the global online gaming industry, and challenges faced by the industry and their implications for eGaming operators.
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Channel Islands And IoM Discuss Challenges

Channel Islands And IoM Discuss Challenges

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
19 November, 2014
The financial services regulators of the Crown Dependencies – Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey – have met to discuss common regulatory and policy issues.
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Malta FSC Signs MoU With Vietnam

Malta FSC Signs MoU With Vietnam

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
19 November, 2014
The Malta Financial Services Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Financial Supervisory Commission of Vietnam to strengthen cooperation in the areas of banking, securities, and insurance.
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Exemption For Shanghai-HK Stock Connect

Exemption For Shanghai-HK Stock Connect

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
18 November, 2014
A joint statement from the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation, and the China Securities Regulatory Commission has confirmed that international investors will, from November 17, 2014, benefit from a three-year exemption from the ten percent withholding tax on capital gains derived from the disposal of Mainland shares.
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Guernsey Banking Sector Grows In Q3

Guernsey Banking Sector Grows In Q3

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
18 November, 2014
The value of deposits held by banks in Guernsey grew by GBP3.5bn (USD5.5bn) during the third quarter of 2014, with Guernsey banks holding GBP80.9bn at the end of September.
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Hong Kong, US Sign FATCA Agreement

Hong Kong, US Sign FATCA Agreement

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
17 November, 2014
On November 13, Hong Kong and the United States signed an inter-governmental agreement, the substantive terms of which were agreed in May this year, and which will facilitate compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act by financial institutions in Hong Kong.
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DP World To Buy Dubai Free Trade Zones

DP World To Buy Dubai Free Trade Zones

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 November, 2014
DP World, a port operator based in the United Arab Emirates, announced on November 13, 2014, that it has agreed to buy Economic Zones World FZE, a Dubai-based operator of free zones, for USD2.6bn.
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