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A group representing Ireland’s multibillion-euro aircraft leasing industry said the sector is still “adversely impacted” by Brazil’s decision to list Ireland as a tax haven more than two years ago.... read more
Comments made by Court of Appeal judges in a recent case relating to 'discovery' assessments have potentially made it harder to obtain certainty that HMRC cannot go back and challenge a tax return.... read more
Changes in global corporation tax are on the way and this will bring challenges for Ireland, according to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.... read more
South Korea's vice finance minister has called on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to tackle the issue of tax avoidance.... read more
The Central Bank of Russia may consider the idea of a gold-backed cryptocurrency for mutual settlements with foreign partners, the Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said.... read more
Armed with lucrative grants and incentives, Singapore has been ramping up its efforts to lure tech firms and investors, including global players like Facebook, Alphabet's Google and Dyson, companies and government officials say.... read more
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UAE, the International Corporate Registry of Choice.
Rak ICC: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a destination of choice for starting or growing businesses for decades now. Most investors find its economic stability, steady growth, larger markets, investor-friendly processes and a tax-free regime
The Future of State Sovereignty and Taxation in The European Union.
Giving up independent taxation would wrench a crucial element of economic sovereignty out of the hand of national governments. The question cannot be considered in isolation; it is part of the entirety of the EU’s economic and political environment
The UWO – How Far Can It Go?
There can be no doubt that financial crimes are committed and there is no question that the rule of law must be brought to bear with full force. But should combating crime mean having to create a hostile environment for wealth?
THE OECD, the EU and Tax Fraud – but Whose?
The OECD and EU and their numerous academic fellow travellers have, since 1998, been engaged in perpetrating upon their putative masters in the G20 (and the peoples whom they are paid to serve) a massive intellectual fraud embracing economics, law, p
IFCs Need to Become Apple
In today’s regulatory environment, International Financial Centres (IFCs) have just one choice left – differentiation. IFCs need to be the Apple of their market segments. Here’s why.
Are Public Registers of Beneficial Owners in breach of the GDPR?
While the general anti-money laundering provisions have found their way into the statute books of virtually all EU member states, central registers are taking off slowly, mainly because of a fundamental debate they introduce on the relationship betwe
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As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/12/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/12/2018)
In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
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Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
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Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
  Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend (29/06/2018)
The Bahamas: Clearly Focused
  "We have to be in a state of continuous improvement to ensure that we remain aligned with international standards. The work does not stop,” explains Tanya C. McCartney. (01/06/2018)