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BVI To Offer Tax Amnesty For Past Non-Compliance

BVI To Offer Tax Amnesty For Past Non-Compliance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
24 February, 2017
The British Virgin Islands' tax agency has announced that an amnesty will be offered from March 2017 for taxes unpaid prior to 2017.
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Shanghai FTZ Eases Licensing Rules For Manufacturers

Shanghai FTZ Eases Licensing Rules For Manufacturers

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
24 February, 2017
China's Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone will amalgamate all manufacturing licenses into a single license covering all goods produced by a manufacturer.
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Chinese Free Trade Zones To Offer Provincial Bonds

Chinese Free Trade Zones To Offer Provincial Bonds

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
23 February, 2017
China is encouraging local governments to issue bonds in free trade zones this year, according to a recent announcement by the Ministry of Finance.
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Shanghai Free Trade Zone Welcomes First Captive

Shanghai Free Trade Zone Welcomes First Captive

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
23 February, 2017
China COSCO Shipping Group, a Chinese state-owned shipping company, has founded a captive insurance company in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
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Guernsey Introduces Client Asset Handling Rules

Guernsey Introduces Client Asset Handling Rules

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
22 February, 2017
Guernsey's financial services regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, said it intends to introduce rules governing the holding and administration of client assets in 2017.
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Bank Of Singapore Launches DIFC Branch

Bank Of Singapore Launches DIFC Branch

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
22 February, 2017
Dubai International Financial Centre, the free trade zone located in the United Arab Emirates, has welcomed the recent opening of a regional office by Bank of Singapore.
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Jersey Regulator Increases Fees For Lawyers, Accountants

Jersey Regulator Increases Fees For Lawyers, Accountants

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
21 February, 2017
The Jersey Financial Services Commission, which regulates the island's financial services sector, has increased the supervisory fee payable by some of Jersey's professionals.
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Panasonic Creates DAFZ Presence

Panasonic Creates DAFZ Presence

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
21 February, 2017
Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a world leader in in-flight entertainment and communications, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at Dubai Airport Freezone, the low-tax financial center located in the United Arab Emirates.
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BVI Sets Out Brexit Wishlist

BVI Sets Out Brexit Wishlist

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
20 February, 2017
British Virgin Islands representatives have set out their Brexit priorities at a recent meeting between the UK Government and the Overseas Territories.
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Jersey Launches Cyber Security Strategy

Jersey Launches Cyber Security Strategy

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
20 February, 2017
Jersey has released its first island-wide cyber security strategy for consultation, which runs until March 29, 2017.
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