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Metal Industry Expanding In Sohar Freezone

Metal Industry Expanding In Sohar Freezone

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
29 January, 2015
Oman's Sohar Port and Freezone announced on January 27, 2015, that a new ferrochrome smelter has been installed in the free zone.
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Gibraltar To Streamline Financial Services Legislation

Gibraltar To Streamline Financial Services Legislation

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 January, 2015
Gibraltar has announced that it is to begin an overhaul of its financial services legislation, codifying over 80 pieces of legislation and many FSC guidance notes into a single Act and accompanying handbook.
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Bahamas Taking Forward Int'l Arbitration Ambitions

Bahamas Taking Forward Int'l Arbitration Ambitions

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 January, 2015
The Bahamas Government has announced its support for training and partnership initiatives to establish the territory as a center for international arbitration.
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Jersey Named IFC Of The Year

Jersey Named IFC Of The Year

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
29 January, 2015
Jersey has been named International Financial Center of the Year at the Citywealth Awards for the third consecutive year.
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Healthcare Sector In Jafza Records Strong Growth

Healthcare Sector In Jafza Records Strong Growth

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
28 January, 2015
The Jebel Ali Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates has said that its pharmaceutical and healthcare sector has seen robust growth in the last several years.
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Guernsey Named Europe's Top Captive Domicile

Guernsey Named Europe's Top Captive Domicile

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 January, 2015
Guernsey has been named European territory of the year for captive insurance business for the third year running at the UK Captive Services Awards.
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Alderney's E-Gaming Regulator To Sign Dutch Agreement

Alderney's E-Gaming Regulator To Sign Dutch Agreement

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 January, 2015
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has announced that it intends to sign a memorandum of understanding with regulators in the Netherlands after the Dutch Parliament has approved new online gambling legislation.
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Hong Kong Renews AML Guidelines

Hong Kong Renews AML Guidelines

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
27 January, 2015
Hong Kong has gazetted an anti-money laundering amendment notice that will allow its financial institutions to continue to delegate customer due diligence functions.
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Guernsey Leading On Non-UK LSE Listings

Guernsey Leading On Non-UK LSE Listings

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
26 January, 2015
Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority.
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Barbados Seeks Double Tax Pact With Israel

Barbados Seeks Double Tax Pact With Israel

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
26 January, 2015
Barbados is seeking to expand its large double tax agreement network with a new agreement to be negotiated with Israel.
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