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Singapore Plugs Its Pro-Free Trade Policies

Singapore Plugs Its Pro-Free Trade Policies

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
28 November, 2014
Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, emphasized Singapore's support for the development of its network of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, at the Asia-Pacific Trade Forum on November 24.
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Gibraltar Port To Tout Tax Perks In Hong Kong

Gibraltar Port To Tout Tax Perks In Hong Kong

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 November, 2014
The Port of Gibraltar is sending delegates to Hong Kong to host a series of events for maritime industry executives, shipping associations, operators, and ship owners, in a move to generate business from Asia.
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British Venture Capitalists Form Channel Islands Working Group

British Venture Capitalists Form Channel Islands Working Group

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 November, 2014
The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has established a Channel Islands Working Group to increase engagement between the UK, Guernsey, and Jersey.
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Collas Crill To Merge With Cayman Firm CARD

Collas Crill To Merge With Cayman Firm CARD

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 November, 2014
Channel Islands law firm Collas Crill has announced that it will merge with Cayman law firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth early next year.
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Gibraltar Welcomes EU Comments On Spanish Dispute

Gibraltar Welcomes EU Comments On Spanish Dispute

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 November, 2014
A letter from the European Commission that reprimands Spain for failing to implement recommendations that would improve relations with Gibraltar, situated on its southern border, has been published by the media, the Gibraltar Government said.
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Jersey Holds On To Good Credit Rating

Jersey Holds On To Good Credit Rating

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 November, 2014
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has reaffirmed Jersey's AA+/A-1+ long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings, after the completion of a sustained fiscal consolidation program for the territory.
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IDB Loan To Support The Bahamas' Fiscal Efforts

IDB Loan To Support The Bahamas' Fiscal Efforts

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 November, 2014
The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a USD33m loan for the Bahamas to support its fiscal consolidation efforts.
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Manx Regulators Plan To Merge Next Year

Manx Regulators Plan To Merge Next Year

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 November, 2014
The Isle of Man has confirmed approval for a "strategically important" merger between the island's Insurance and Pensions Authority and the Financial Supervision Commission next year.
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Barbados Promoted To OECD Global Forum Vice Chair

Barbados Promoted To OECD Global Forum Vice Chair

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
25 November, 2014
The Barbados International Business Association has welcomed Barbados's appointment to Vice Chair of the Global Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, saying that the decision validates the jurisdiction's good standing among international business and financial centers.
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Bermuda Fires Back At UK Calls For Beneficial Ownership Data

Bermuda Fires Back At UK Calls For Beneficial Ownership Data

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
25 November, 2014
Bermuda has delivered a forthright response to UK calls for the introduction of a public register of information on the beneficial ownership of Bermuda entities, stating that it will introduce such measures only when the UK, US, and Canada do the same for their companies.
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