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Strong Funds Sector Growth For Jersey In H1

Strong Funds Sector Growth For Jersey In H1

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 August, 2015
The number of Jersey funds marketing into Europe through national private placement regimes under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive has broken the 200 barrier, Jersey Finance has announced.
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Hong Kong, Mexico To Negotiate Investment Treaty

Hong Kong, Mexico To Negotiate Investment Treaty

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
28 August, 2015
Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So and the Mexican Secretary for Economy Ildefonso Guajardo have announced that Hong Kong and Mexico will launch negotiations on an investment promotion and protection agreement.
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Bahamas Target Asia's Wealth Economy

Bahamas Target Asia's Wealth Economy

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
27 August, 2015
The Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services and the Bahamas Financial Services Board are stepping up their marketing efforts in Asia, targeting high net worth individuals.
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Andorra To Regulate, Tax Gambling

Andorra To Regulate, Tax Gambling

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
27 August, 2015
Andorra is moving forward with plans to tax and increasingly regulate gambling services.
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JTC Completes Kleinwort Benson Acquisition

JTC Completes Kleinwort Benson Acquisition

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 August, 2015
JTC, a corporate, fund, and private client service provider, has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson's fund administration business.
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Manaus Free Zone Seeking To Encourage New Projects

Manaus Free Zone Seeking To Encourage New Projects

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
25 August, 2015
Brazil's Superintendency of the Manaus Free Trade Zone announced on August 24, 2015, that it is seeking to simplify the procedures for setting up and operating projects in the free zone.
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Guernsey Adds 19 Insurance Entities In H1

Guernsey Adds 19 Insurance Entities In H1

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 August, 2015
There were 816 licensed insurers in Guernsey at the end of June 2015, according to the latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
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BVI Confirms New IP Regime From September

BVI Confirms New IP Regime From September

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
24 August, 2015
The British Virgin Islands' new intellectual property regime will come into force on September 1, 2015.
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Cypriot Transactions No Longer Face WHT In Greece

Cypriot Transactions No Longer Face WHT In Greece

by Ulrika Lomas, Lowtax.net, Brussels
24 August, 2015
Greece has repealed a 26 percent withholding tax on business transactions with Cyprus following pressure from the European Commission.
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IOM Publishes Trade-Based Money Laundering Notice

IOM Publishes Trade-Based Money Laundering Notice

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
21 August, 2015
The Isle of Man Customs and Excise Division has published a notice concerned with the use of real or bogus trade as cover for the movement or laundering of illicit funds, from a variety of frauds, generally referred to as trade-based money laundering.
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