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Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to slip to 1.6 per cent this year, its lowest level in two decades, due to continuing woes in the continent’s largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, a World Bank report said yesterday... read more
Some 30,000 appeals dating back to the 1980s were still outstanding last February, Tax Commissioner Yiannis Tsangaris said on Thursday, likening the situation to the mythological Augean Stables, which had not been cleaned for years,... read more
Hundreds of Indonesians queued for hours on Friday to get the most attractive terms on offer under a tax amnesty that's recovered strongly after a slow start and which the finance minister calls the most successful a country has had... read more
The European Union has released a scoreboard of indicators it will be looking into when putting together its upcoming list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions... read more
Deutsche Bank AG shares dropped to a record and its riskiest bonds declined amid concerns about the lender’s ability to withstand mounting legal costs, with some hedge funds moving to reduce their financial exposure.... read more
Danish tax authority SKAT is now in possession of hundreds of documents from the massive Panama Paper tax haven leak earlier this year... read more
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Latest Articles
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. (01/09/2016)
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)
“Disappointed” Protectors
  Shan Warnock Smith and Andrew De La Rosa examine the role of trust protectors and provide an update on recent trust litigation cases. (01/06/2016)
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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)
The Bahamas for Family Offices: A Practitioner’s Overview
  Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar examines the attractiveness of The Bahamas for the establishment of Family Offices. (01/06/2016)
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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)
Bermuda: A Centre of Excellence
  Greg Wojciechowski examines how Bermuda has emerged as the centre for excellence for ILS structures. (01/07/2016)
Tickled Pink: Rediscovering Trusts in Bermuda
  While known globally for it's stellar Insurance offerings, Randall Krebs examines Bermuda's other successful sector, Trusts. (01/07/2016)
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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. (02/08/2016)
Stays Of Proceedings In Favour Of Arbitration: When Is The Duty To Stay Triggered?
  Alistair Abbott examines the recent Privy Council judgment in Anzen Limited and others v Hermes One Limited. (01/08/2016)
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 (01/08/2016)
Back to the Future: BVI Forward
  Ayana Hull considers how BVI has positioned itself to maintain its dominant position in the financial services realm. (01/08/2016)