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Macau to leave tax haven ‘blacklist’ after complying with EU rules

16 Jan
Macau to leave tax haven ‘blacklist’

Macau is soon to leave the European Union’s (EU) tax haven ‘blacklist’. This change is part of a proposal on the part of EU officials which aims to remove eight out of 17 jurisdictions from the list, which was most recently updated last month. Under the proposal, several news agencies reported that problematic jurisdictions – […]

Why the Isle of Man is NOT a tax haven

16 Nov
beach at Douglas, Isle of Man, at Dawn - Is it a tax haven?

Forty-two years ago when former assessor of income tax Mark Solly published ’The Isle of Man: Anatomy of a Tax Haven’, tax havens were places where there was lower taxation than you had at home, where you could set up your trading company or family trust or even move in yourself. The motivation of those […]

The Financial Centre of the Year (Mena)

15 Nov
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is awarded “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2nd consecutive year by the Global Investor/ISF publication at the annual MENA Capital Markets Summit & Awards in Dubai. This accolade, presided by a prestigious independent panel of industry judges, recognises ADGM for […]

What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade

10 Oct
Puerto Rico flag

Trade in tax often trumps trade in tasks. The United States compiles data about Puerto Rico’s trade with the world. The largest supplier of imports to Puerto Rico? Ireland. The second largest? Singapore. Tax trumps gravity, it seems. Incidentally, Switzerland jumped into third place in the 2016 league table, leaping past other exporters of chemicals and Puerto […]

How To Invest In Bermuda

09 Oct
Bermuda Boat

Why Invest In Bermuda? Bermuda is an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean that is known for its resorts and also as an offshore financial hub. With a population of just 65,000 people, its economy is small and so most investors would not even consider Bermuda as an investment destination. However, in its transformation into […]

Gibraltar Prepares For Regulation Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges And ICOs

26 Sep
HMS Somerset at Gibraltar

On Friday, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission released a warning about investment in token offerings (ICOs). Presently, the supervisory agency is weighing legal guidelines for the crowdfunding mechanism. In January 2018, the GFSC will institute a regulatory framework for firms that manage others’ assets using distributed ledger technology. On September 22, 2017, the Gibraltar Financial […]

Cyberport and Hong Kong Monetary Authority lead Hong Kong’s largest FinTech Delegation to London

19 Sep
Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Tech, Processor, Computers, Motherboard, Technology

HONG KONG, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) bring the largest FinTech delegation to London from 19 to 21 September to expand partnership network for FinTech industry players between the two cities. This is part of the annual ICT delegation co-organised by Cyberport and the Hong Kong Information Technology […]

New OECD report rates Cayman Islands as ‘largely compliant’ on tax information exchange

25 Aug
Tax information exchange

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — A new peer review report by the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has rated the Cayman Islands as “largely compliant” with the international standard (tax information exchange) – the same rating as Canada, Germany and Australia. “By rating the Cayman Islands as ‘largely […]

The Crucial Role of Offshore Centers in the Global Economy

29 Jun
offshore centers whitepaper

417,000 companies are registered in BVI The companies have US$1.5 trillion in global assets The sector supports 2.2 million jobs worldwide. Impressive as the results are from our British colonial cousin (applause, applause), we are certain that a similar analysis of the Cayman Islands’ global impact would yield similar – perhaps larger – figures. As […]