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Guernsey Leading On Non-UK LSE Listings

Guernsey Leading On Non-UK LSE Listings

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 January, 2015
Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority.
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Barbados Seeks Double Tax Pact With Israel

Barbados Seeks Double Tax Pact With Israel

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 January, 2015
Barbados is seeking to expand its large double tax agreement network with a new agreement to be negotiated with Israel.
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Guernsey Insurance Industry Grew in 2014

Guernsey Insurance Industry Grew in 2014

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 January, 2015
Guernsey's insurance sector fared well in 2014, with 85 licenses newly granted to international insurers, figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show.
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TCI Fiscal Policies To Be Independently Reviewed

TCI Fiscal Policies To Be Independently Reviewed

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
23 January, 2015
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government's management of the territory's finances is to be independently reviewed.
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Barbados To Announce Cultural Sector Tax Breaks

Barbados To Announce Cultural Sector Tax Breaks

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
22 January, 2015
New tax incentives for cultural industries in Barbados are to be proposed in a law due to be released next month.
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Guernsey FSC Introduces Online Filing Of PQs

Guernsey FSC Introduces Online Filing Of PQs

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 January, 2015
Persons involved in companies licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission may now submit their Personal Questionnaires online.
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EU Rules Out Public Trust Beneficiary Registry

EU Rules Out Public Trust Beneficiary Registry

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 January, 2015
The EU has released its Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which includes provisions requiring states to maintain information on the beneficial ownership of certain trusts and companies.
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UK To Be First Mover On Public Beneficial Owner Registries

UK To Be First Mover On Public Beneficial Owner Registries

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 January, 2015
An announcement from the UK Government that it intends to establish a public registry of information on persons with a controlling interest in UK companies from April 2016 will increase pressure on offshore territories to follow suit.
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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Looks To Control Volatility

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Looks To Control Volatility

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
20 January, 2015
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited has published a consultation paper on the proposed introduction of a Volatility Control Mechanism for its securities and derivatives markets and the introduction of a closing auction session for its securities market.
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Antigua And Barbuda Releases 2015 Budget

Antigua And Barbuda Releases 2015 Budget

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
20 January, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda has released its 2015 Budget, which reports a substantial increase in non-tax revenues as a result of the recent introduction of a Citizenship by Investment Program.
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