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Hong Kong Issues 2013 Insurance Sector Report

Hong Kong Issues 2013 Insurance Sector Report

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
29 August, 2014
Hong Kong's Commissioner of Insurance Annie Choi has released her office's Annual Report 2013, pointing out that she welcomed the further progress made in institutional reform and consumer protection during the past year.
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Grenada's Fiscal Consolidation On Track, IMF Says

Grenada's Fiscal Consolidation On Track, IMF Says

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 August, 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Grenada has made a strong start in implementing its IMF-backed fiscal consolidation program.
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Hong Kong Confirms IPO Sponsor Liability

Hong Kong Confirms IPO Sponsor Liability

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
29 August, 2014
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has released supplemental consultation conclusions reaffirming that initial public offering sponsors are subject to existing statutory civil and criminal liability for defective prospectuses.
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Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Appoints First Foreign Listing Agent

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Appoints First Foreign Listing Agent

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 August, 2014
The Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has appointed its first foreign listing agent, Channel Islands based Carey Group.
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Bahamas FM Looking At New Financial Services Options

Bahamas FM Looking At New Financial Services Options

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
28 August, 2014
The Bahamas is exploring new financial services offerings as well as the development and expansion of the yachting and maritime sectors.
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Liechtenstein Banks Report Positive Performance In 2013

Liechtenstein Banks Report Positive Performance In 2013

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
28 August, 2014
Client assets managed by banks in Liechtenstein grew by around 1.6 percent to CHF120.2bn (USD131.3bn) last year, according to the Liechtenstein Bankers Association's 2013 annual report.
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Singapore Issues Modified Research e-Tax Guide

Singapore Issues Modified Research e-Tax Guide

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
27 August, 2014
Following the changes announced in February's 2014 Budget, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has published an updated e-Tax Guide on Singapore's research and development tax deductions.
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HKEx Consults On Financial Information Disclosure

HKEx Consults On Financial Information Disclosure

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
27 August, 2014
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has published a consultation paper seeking the stockmarket's view on proposed changes to the Listing Rules, relating to the disclosure of financial information, following the enactment of Hong Kong's new Companies Ordinance.
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Hong Kong Signs TIEAs With Six Nordic Countries

Hong Kong Signs TIEAs With Six Nordic Countries

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
26 August, 2014
On August 22, in Paris, Hong Kong signed tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) with six Nordic jurisdictions – namely, Denmark, the Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
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IMF: St Vincent And Grenadines Needs To Improve Tax Compliance

IMF: St Vincent And Grenadines Needs To Improve Tax Compliance

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 August, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has called on the authorities in St Vincent and the Grenadines to take steps to improve tax compliance.
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