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UK Son Of FATCA Regulations In Force

UK Son Of FATCA Regulations In Force

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
16 April, 2014
The UK Government has published online final regulations that entered into force on March 31, 2014, to bring into force the UK's version of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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Malta Relays Reform Progress To IMF, WB

Malta Relays Reform Progress To IMF, WB

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
16 April, 2014
Malta's Finance Minister, Edward Scicluna, has attended a number of meetings with multilateral institutions in Washington, where he outlined economic reforms underway in the territory.
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WTO Discusses Accession With The Bahamas

WTO Discusses Accession With The Bahamas

By Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
16 April, 2014
David Shark, the deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation, has visited the Bahamas to discuss the island's efforts to accede to the global trade body.
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Guernsey Environmental Fund Listed On LSE

Guernsey Environmental Fund Listed On LSE

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 April, 2014
Guernsey-based John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited has been added to the London Stock Exchange after an initial public offering securing GBP160m (USD267.6m).
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IoM Boosts Funding For Economic Diversification

IoM Boosts Funding For Economic Diversification

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 April, 2014
The Isle of Man's Department of Economic Development has been granted additional funding worth GBP2m (USD3.35m) over three years to help promote economic growth under its Vision 2020 economic diversification strategy.
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HK's Pioneer Role In RMB Internationalization To Continue

HK's Pioneer Role In RMB Internationalization To Continue

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
15 April, 2014
During a speech at the Boao 2014 Asia Forum in Hainan on April 10, Chief Executive CY Leung confirmed that Hong Kong will maintain its pioneering role in offshore renminbi business development.
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Guernsey's IAG, Tricor Target HK, Singapore Funds

Guernsey's IAG, Tricor Target HK, Singapore Funds

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
15 April, 2014
Guernsey fund administrator International Administration Group has entered into a joint venture with Tricor Group, to collaborate on the provision of fund administrative services in Hong Kong and Singapore.
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Hong Kong, Shanghai To Begin Stock Market Trading Pilot

Hong Kong, Shanghai To Begin Stock Market Trading Pilot

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
14 April, 2014
Following its prior disclosure by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Boao Asia Forum on April 10, Hong Kong welcomed China's decision to allow mutual stock market access between Hong Kong and Shanghai, implementing the opening up of the capital markets between the two sides.
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St Lucia Considering Citizenship For Investment Program

St Lucia Considering Citizenship For Investment Program

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
14 April, 2014
Saint Lucia is expected to announce the launch of an "economic citizenship program," which would grant wealthy foreigners citizenship in exchange for investment to boost the local economy and tax receipts.
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Guernsey Funds Recognized For Excellence

Guernsey Funds Recognized For Excellence

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
11 April, 2014
Guernsey firms scooped a number of awards at the recent HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2014, held in London.
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