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On Thursday evening, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announced that his country plans to withdraw two court challenges against the European Commission and will start handing over past tax rulings... read more
Hedge funds have managed to weather the market's wild rides over the last two months, posting a performance related increase of US$29 billion... read more
Veterans of the late-1990s Asian financial crisis say they have been surprised by market fluctuations but note the region's economies are showing few signs of heading toward another meltdown... read more
A European proposal to regulate financial benchmarks that have been tainted by manipulation allegations is running into criticism from the US Treasury Department... read more
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will not give Cyprus a further 88 million euros (US$108 million) in funds under its bailout program after Cypriot lawmakers decided to suspend a foreclosure law... read more
US regulators have declared insurer MetLife Inc so big that its failure could destabilize financial markets, a designation that brings extra regulation... read more
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Barbados and the Practice of Tax Diplomacy
  Francoise Hendy, from her unique position as the jurisdiction's international treaties negotiator, examines Barbados' international business and financial services strategy. (01/12/2014)
Of the Reserved Settlor and Other Anxieties of International Structures
  Melanie Jones and Tara Frater consider the impact of recent legislative developments such as Reserved Power Trusts and the IB Act on Barbados as a financial centre. (01/12/2014)
Barbados: Consistency and Control
  Trevor Carmichael explains how despite a turbulent economy Barbados has continue to ensure its financial services sector maintains its position among the elite of financial centres. (01/05/2014)
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The Isle of Man: Proud of its Place on the International Stage
  With the Isle of Man experiencing 30 years of continuous economic growth, Malcolm Couch examines the role the island's status as a leading financial centre played in achieving this remarkable statistic. (01/11/2014)
Q&A with Laurence Skelly, Minister for Economic Development, Isle of Man
  The financial services industry is the Isle of Man’s largest wealth creator. IFC speaks to Minister for the Department of Economic Development Laurence Skelly about the history and rapid development of this essential sector of the Manx economy. (01/11/2014)
New Regime for Foreign Companies
  Andrew Webb and Sophia Wong examine the changes to the Isle of Man's Foreign Companies Act. (01/11/2014)
FATCA – Why the Isle of Man is a Magnet for International Pension Plans
  With FATCA affecting every aspect of the financial services industry, Mark Kiernan examines the impact the far reaching legislation on the Isle of Man's international pensions industry. (01/11/2014)
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Fast-track Investment Funds Launched in Bermuda
  With Bermuda well known for its ILS offerings, Dawn Griffiths examines how the introduction of fast track investment funds will benefit the industry and increase interest in Bermuda as a fund domicile. (01/09/2014)
Bermuda: Quo Fata Ferunt
  Alex Potts examines how recent regulatory changes reflect Bermuda's commitment to growing its international financial sector. (01/09/2014)
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)
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The Global Citizen – The Wealth Management Opportunity
  Dominik Zunkovic considers the options available for HNWIs looking to take advantage of economic citizenship programmes. (01/10/2014)
Looking Through the Porthole to Maltese Citizenship
  Following the passage through parliament of Malta's Citizenship by Investment programme, George Mangion considers the benefits of acquiring Maltese citizenship. (01/10/2014)
Malta - Using Innovation to its Advantage
  David Borg examines how Malta has transformed itself from a tourism dependent economy to the vibrant financial centre it is today. (01/07/2014)
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)