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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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Jersey FSC Licenses First Director Services Firm

Jersey FSC Licenses First Director Services Firm

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 November, 2014
Altair Partners Limited is to be the first bespoke director services firm licensed by the Jersey Financial Supervisions Commission.
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Guernsey Sees Increase In Mergers And Acquisitions

Guernsey Sees Increase In Mergers And Acquisitions

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 November, 2014
Guernsey mergers and acquisitions activity bucked the overall offshore trend in the third quarter of this year, with substantial increases in both deal value and volume compared with the second quarter.
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Chinese Delegation Visits Jebel Ali Free Zone

Chinese Delegation Visits Jebel Ali Free Zone

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
21 November, 2014
The Chairman of China's Qingdao Port, Zheng Minghua, and the port's Deputy Director General, Zhang Kingaya, visited Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone on November 17, 2014.
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Switzerland To Join Multilateral Convention On AEOI

Switzerland To Join Multilateral Convention On AEOI

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
21 November, 2014
Switzerland is to join the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information, the Swiss Federal Council has announced.
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