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Ireland has published guidelines for requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) assistance... read more
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Amadou Sy visited Port Louis and Ebène during 31 July – 15 August 2017 to conduct the discussions for the 2017 Article IV consultation with Mauritius... read more
A Swiss asset management firm agreed to pay $5 million to settle charges it helped American clients evade U.S. taxes by opening undeclared foreign bank accounts for a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday... read more
EU presidency holder Estonia has committed to doubling down on solving the bloc’s tricky digital economy tax issues when EU finance ministers meet Sept... read more
The UK has set out the "ambitious new customs arrangement" it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit.... read more
Foreign purchasers are buying as much as 40 per cent of all new apartments in Melbourne, with new figures showing a surge in a tax raised from offshore investment.... read more
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Latest Articles
Q&A with Paul Byles
  IFC Caribbean spoke to Paul about the problems currently facing the financial services sector in the Caribbean and how IFCs in the region can move forward to a stronger position on the world’s financial stage. (01/08/2017)
Panama Papers – some perspective from the Cayman Islands
  Ian Huskisson and Neil McLarnon examine the fallout from the Panama Papers, providing a Cayman Islands perspective on implication of the leaks. (01/11/2016)
The Potential Uses of Cayman LLCs
  James Bergstrom examines the Cayman Island's Limited Liability Companies bill and showcases some of the attractive uses for Cayman LLCs. (01/07/2016)
Caribbean IFCs: Challenges and Future Prospects in 2016
  With criticism of Caribbean IFCs leading to calls for further draconian legislative efforts, Paul Byles examines how IFCs can weather this regulatory storm. (01/06/2016)
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Considering the Future of The Bahamas as an IFC: Adapting to Change
  International financial centres such as The Bahamas find themselves balancing the demands for transparency and disclosure of information (03/07/2017)
The Bahamas Continues to be a Model IFC
  Tanya McCartney examines how The Bahamas has consolidated its position as a model IFC. (16/08/2016)
Private Banking – A Bahamian Specialty
  Alain Kunz examines the Bahamas attractiveness for Private Banking services. (16/08/2016)
The Bahamas: An Insurance Gateway to the World
  Peter Strauss examines how The Bahamas insurance offerings attact insurers worldwide. (16/08/2016)
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Trump to the Left Of Us, Brexit to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With You
  In global geo-political terms, and by comparison with recent political events in the United States and the United Kingdom, 2016 was a year which illustrated the benefits of a jurisdiction such as Bermuda.. (01/08/2017)
Bermuda Stock Exchange – anchoring the world’s risk capital
  Established in 1971, the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has become the world’s leading, fully electronic, offshore securities market. Bermuda (01/03/2017)
Bermuda Stakes Success On Its Top-tier Reputation
  Ross Webber considers how Bermuda's pragmatic approach towards calls for greater transparency has put the island in good stead for the future. (01/07/2016)
Bermuda’s Competitive Insurance Advantage
  Chris Garrod examines how recent developments within Bermuda's (Re)insurance sector have given the jurisdiction a competitive advantage over their rivals. (01/07/2016)
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Escape from Disclosure? – Not in the BVI
  The topic of publicly available beneficial ownership registers is hot. A lot of pressure has come on smaller International Financial Centres (IFCs) to give in and dish up. (01/08/2017)
Statutory and Case Law Developments in BVI’s Trust and Estates Law
  Helene Anne Lewis examines the latest developments within the BVI's Trusts and Estate Law. (01/02/2017)
The BVI’s Role in the Global Financial System - Finding a Workable Solution for Beneficial Ownership
  Orlando D Smith, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, looks ahead to what the BVI wants to see within the proposed global standards for beneficial ownership. (01/02/2017)
China’s HNWI Growth Provides Opportunities for the BVI Financial Sector
  Claire Abrehart examines the opportunities the growth in the number of Chinese HNWI's provides for the BVI (01/11/2016)