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Caribbean Needs United Voice On Banking, Says Antigua

Caribbean Needs United Voice On Banking, Says Antigua

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
03 March, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister has called on members of the Caribbean Community to work together to promote the reputation of the Caribbean banking and financial services sectors internationally.
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HK Investors Able To Short Shanghai Shares

HK Investors Able To Short Shanghai Shares

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
03 March, 2015
Beginning on March 2, 2015, short selling of certain Shanghai-listed A shares is being allowed within the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited's Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect mutual market access program with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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Cook Islands Expanding Tax Assistance

Cook Islands Expanding Tax Assistance

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
02 March, 2015
The Cook Islands has signed a tax information exchange agreement with the Czech Republic and has noted that Italy has now completed its domestic ratification procedures to bring into force a similar deal concluded with that nation.
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Cayman Meets With New York Tax Practitioners

Cayman Meets With New York Tax Practitioners

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
02 March, 2015
Cayman Finance – the Cayman financial services promotional agency – recently hosted its second annual Breakfast Briefing event in New York to raise the territory's profile and strengthen its economic ties with the US.
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IoM Shipping Registry Hails Breakthrough With Spain

IoM Shipping Registry Hails Breakthrough With Spain

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 February, 2015
The Isle of Man Shipping Registry has noted positive developments for the superyacht sector, with a deal brokered with authorities in Spain.
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Record Year For Offshore Mergers And Acquisitions

Record Year For Offshore Mergers And Acquisitions

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 February, 2015
The latest edition of Appleby's Offshore-I report shows that offshore merger and acquisition activity and Initial Public Offering activity in major offshore financial centers increased by 63 percent in 2014.
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Jersey Responds To UK's Miliband

Jersey Responds To UK's Miliband

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 February, 2015
Jersey's Chief Minister has written to Ed Miliband reiterating the island's commitment to transparency and efforts to tackle tax evasion, and inviting him to visit Jersey to see for himself how the financial services industry operates.
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Omani Tax-Free Zone On Promotion Drive

Omani Tax-Free Zone On Promotion Drive

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
26 February, 2015
Oman's Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority has launched a series of seminars across the country with the aim of encouraging the private sector to invest in the zone.
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Jersey Fund Industry Reports Strong Growth In 2014

Jersey Fund Industry Reports Strong Growth In 2014

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 February, 2015
The latest figures for Jersey's finance industry show that the net asset value of funds under administration stood at GBP228.9bn (USD355.07bn) at the end of last year, an increase of 19 percent compared with the previous year and the highest level since December 2008.
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Bahamas Clarifies VAT Filing Rules For Insurers

Bahamas Clarifies VAT Filing Rules For Insurers

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 February, 2015
The Bahamas Government has released a statement on value-added tax return filing and payment obligations for the local insurance industry.
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