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-- A group of US citizens living abroad “lack standing” to challenge the US Treasury Department’s taxes on their foreign bank accounts, the country’s Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on Friday.... read more
The islands' governments say they are pleased their interests will be taken into account during Brexit negotiations over trade.... read more
Can it really be the case that the economy can percolate along unscathed while this political, social and racial dystopia not only persists, but festers? ... read more
Following the 50 per cent reduction in processing fees for investment options in the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), the leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is calling for an explanation.... read more
Ireland and Norway only two countries to get top rating on tax and financial transparency; OECD says Germany has room to improve.... read more
The Chinese government has officially put the brakes on Chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a significant impact in Australia.... 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)