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Guernsey Reviewing Financial Services Sector Guidance

Guernsey Reviewing Financial Services Sector Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 March, 2015
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has commenced a review of its two handbooks on the territory's legal and regulatory framework for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, and will issue guidance on the use of digital signatures.
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Offshore Centers Gain Rank In Latest Global Index

Offshore Centers Gain Rank In Latest Global Index

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
27 March, 2015
New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore have again topped the latest biannual Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) compiled by Z/Yen.
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Hong Kong Rules Out Bitcoin Regulation

Hong Kong Rules Out Bitcoin Regulation

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
26 March, 2015
As virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are not widely circulated in Hong Kong, the Government has said there is currently no need to introduce legislation to regulate virtual commodities trading.
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Panama Tables New Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Panama Tables New Anti-Money Laundering Bill

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 March, 2015
Panama's National Assembly is considering legislation to overhaul the territory's Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism regime, in a bid to have the territory removed from the Financial Action Task Force's grey list.
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Bahamas To Process Business Licenses Online

Bahamas To Process Business Licenses Online

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
25 March, 2015
The Bahamas Department of Inland Revenue has announced that it has introduced a new online portal for applications and payments for business licenses, which will launch in April 2015.
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Dubai Airport Free Zone Joins e-Commerce Platform

Dubai Airport Free Zone Joins e-Commerce Platform

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
25 March, 2015
Dubai Airport Free Zone recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join an e-commerce platform launched by Dubai's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with Alibaba Group, China's leading internet trading website.
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Hong Kong Pushes To Become IP Trading Hub

Hong Kong Pushes To Become IP Trading Hub

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
24 March, 2015
Hong Kong's Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading has released recommendations to further develop Hong Kong as an IP trading hub in the region.
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Isle Of Man Seeks Feedback On Social Security Review

Isle Of Man Seeks Feedback On Social Security Review

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 March, 2015
The Isle of Man's Treasury Department has published a consultation document on proposals to reform the island's National Insurance and Social Security tax systems.
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Malta VAT Dep't Defines Electronically Supplied Services

Malta VAT Dep't Defines Electronically Supplied Services

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 March, 2015
Malta's Value Added Tax Department has released new Guidelines on the VAT treatment of electronically supplied services, following the change to place of supply rules at EU level for these services from the beginning of this year. The guidance is specific to Malta.
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Guernsey Reports On 2014 Compliance Drive

Guernsey Reports On 2014 Compliance Drive

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
23 March, 2015
Guernsey's Income Tax Office has reported that it collected extra revenues worth GBP1.8m (USD2.68m) through compliance activities in 2014.
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