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Jafza Inaugurates New Integrated Service Center

Jafza Inaugurates New Integrated Service Center

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
05 March, 2015
The Jebel Ali Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates has inaugurated its new integrated Service Centre in Jafza South.
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Bermuda's Regulator Sets Out Goals For 2015

Bermuda's Regulator Sets Out Goals For 2015

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
05 March, 2015
The Bermuda Monetary Authority, the territory's financial regulator, set out its plans for 2015 at a recent briefing.
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Italy Adds Monaco To List Of Recent Tax Deals

Italy Adds Monaco To List Of Recent Tax Deals

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
04 March, 2015
On March 2, Monaco and Italy signed a tax information exchange agreement based on the latest model agreement from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the treaties Italy has recently concluded with Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
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Jersey Minister Visits Brussels

Jersey Minister Visits Brussels

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
04 March, 2015
Jersey's Minister for External Relations, Philip Bailhache, has visited Brussels to promote the Channel Islands' interests in Europe and to increase awareness and understanding of the islands' economies.
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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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