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Gibraltar Approved To Accept UK Insurance Transfers

Gibraltar Approved To Accept UK Insurance Transfers

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 July, 2014
The UK Government has recently confirmed that it will allow transfers of insurance products between the UK and Gibraltar under Part VII of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
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Jersey Introduces Charities Law

Jersey Introduces Charities Law

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 July, 2014
Jersey has introduced new flexible legislation for charities designed to cater for the needs of small local charities as well as global philanthropic structures.
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Guernsey Challenges Domestic Property Duty Avoidance

Guernsey Challenges Domestic Property Duty Avoidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 July, 2014
Guernsey has invited public consultation on closing a domestic tax loophole that allows people to transfer real estate without paying duty through a property-owning entity, such as a limited liability company.
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Hong Kong Consults On OTC Derivative Rules

Hong Kong Consults On OTC Derivative Rules

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
22 July, 2014
On July 18, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission began a one-month consultation on the detailed requirements relating to the mandatory reporting and related record keeping obligations under Hong Kong's new over-the-counter derivatives regime.
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Jersey Finance Industry Has Rebounded: Survey

Jersey Finance Industry Has Rebounded: Survey

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 July, 2014
The latest Business Tendency Survey, for the quarter ending June 2014, indicates that the Jersey's finance industry is the strongest and most optimistic it has been in five years in terms of business activity, future employment prospects, and profitability.
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Singapore Upgrading Anti-Money Laundering Controls

Singapore Upgrading Anti-Money Laundering Controls

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
21 July, 2014
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has released a consultation paper on proposed amendments to its notices for financial institutions on its rules on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
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Liechtenstein To Offer Protected Cell Companies

Liechtenstein To Offer Protected Cell Companies

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
18 July, 2014
The government of Liechtenstein announced that on July 8, 2014, it amended its company law to offer a protected cell company structure.
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St Kitts And Nevis Citizenship Program Closed To Bitcoins

St Kitts And Nevis Citizenship Program Closed To Bitcoins

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
18 July, 2014
In a recent statement, the St. Kitts and Nevis Government has announced that it does not accept, and has never accepted Bitcoins as payment under its Citizenship By Investment Program.
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Luxembourg To Offer Sukuk This Year

Luxembourg To Offer Sukuk This Year

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
17 July, 2014
The government of Luxembourg is set to offer Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, in the coming months, after parliament approved the relevant legislation on July 9, 2014.
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Equity Secured For ARC Group's International Expansion

Equity Secured For ARC Group's International Expansion

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
17 July, 2014
Channel Islands-based independent consulting practice, Asset Risk Consultants has been sold to Endiang Holdings Inc, and plans to open offices in London, Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, and Canada in the next 12 to 18 months.
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