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Cabinet has approved “in principle” the Model 1 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)... read more
The growth of assets managed by China's trust companies moderated in the first quarter of the year as the economy lost momentum and regulators stepped up supervision over the rapidly expanding "shadow-banking" sector... read more
Financial firms are launching twice as many new products as they did during the depths of the debt crisis, with the number of freshly trademarked products heading back towards record levels... read more
The Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) will develop its first standard contract template for sukuk (Islamic bonds), and aims to double the number of its standards as early as next year, its chief executive said... read more
India has concluded an 'in substance' agreement with the US to combat possible tax evasion by Americans through Indian financial entities... read more
Investors view Cyprus in a positive way, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Tuesday, but warned that money will not start flowing into the country overnight... read more
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Q&A with Maltese Minister for Finance Prof Edward Scicluna
  Financial services now stand as one of the main pillars of the Maltese economy. IFC Media speaks with Minister for Finance Professor Edward Scicluna regarding the rapid development of Malta as an IFC. (01/04/2014)
Malta: Case Study - The Redomiciliation of a Company
  With group treasury companies growing in popularity, Walter Cutajar examines the redomiciliation of a foreign company as a Maltese company and how they could benefit from Malta's extensive tax treaty network. (01/04/2014)
Malta - An IFC Gaining Strong Growth Traction
  With Malta making its mark on the global financial stage, Kenneth Farrugia highlights the reasons why the jurisdiction is considered such a 'stable ship'. (01/04/2014)
QROPS: A Jurisdictional Comparison
  A year on since the 2012 UK budget put many providers out of the market, Rex Crowley examines the many variations of QROPS still available and provides a jurisdictional comparision. (01/05/2013)
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Chinese Incorporation for Institutional Arbitrage and Access to Finance
  With the triad of the BVI, Cayman Islands & Hong Kong dominating outward foreign direct investment from China, Dylan Sutherland, Hinrich Voss & Peter J Buckley investigate the reasons behind this trend. (01/04/2014)
Hong Kong Financial Reform – Viva La Resolutión!
  With inevitable change on the horizon, Alan Ewins examines Hong Kong's progress in taking the initiative in implementing financial reform. (01/03/2014)
Challenges for Wealth Structuring in Asia - and a Potential Solution
  With the unique needs of Asian clients comes unique structures designed to cater to their needs, Paul Christopher, Mourant Ozannes examines the exciting structures available to Asian clients. (01/03/2014)
IFC Economic Report – Q&A with Dr Angelo M Venardos
  The IFC Economic Report speaks to Dr Angelo M Venardos, Heritage Trust Group in our Asia Outlook feature. (01/06/2013)
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New Investment Vehicles in Barbados: Foundations & Private Trust Companies
  Liza Harridyal-Sodha examines Barbados Foundations and Private Trust Companies for HNWIs and affluent families. (01/02/2014)
Barbados Case Study: Dual Compliant Life Insurance for Americans Living in Canada
  Charles Gagnon highlights Barbados as an attractive jurisdiction for Dual Compliant Life Insurance for Americans living in Canada in this insightful case study. (01/02/2014)
Barbados: Too Entrenched to Expire
  Trevor Carmichael examines the status of Barbados as an IFC commenting on its well established network of tax treaties, its well developed Anti Money Laundering legislation and world class shipping registry. (01/02/2014)
Barbados: Steady and Secure
  Trevor A Carmichael examines two developments in the architecture of Barbados’ international business structures that are already a critical element of the Barbadian economy. (01/02/2013)
Latest Articles
Chinese Incorporation for Institutional Arbitrage and Access to Finance
  With the triad of the BVI, Cayman Islands & Hong Kong dominating outward foreign direct investment from China, Dylan Sutherland, Hinrich Voss & Peter J Buckley investigate the reasons behind this trend. (01/04/2014)
Segregated Structures – An Offshore Innovation
  While segregated structures have been common place in offshore jurisdictions, Alan Dickson highlights the growing use of Segregated Portfolio Companies in Asia to structure investments into China. (01/04/2014)
In the Chair with Mark Simmonds MP
  Part of Mark Simmonds MP’s remit at the Commonwealth Office is providing support for the Overseas Territories. IFC Media spoke to Mr Simmonds about what this support entails, particularly with relation to IFCs. (01/03/2014)
Confidentiality in the Modern World
  Morven McMillan and Lucy Diggle discuss the balance that must be struck by trust professionals and the courts in the increasing drive towards fiscal transparency and the fight against international crime. (01/01/2014)