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Stories that are tagged 'Financial Centre'

Hong Kong Ranked As Freest Economy For 22nd Year

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, February 17, 2017

For the 22nd consecutive year, Hong Kong has maintained its position as the world's freest economy in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom from the Heritage Foundation. Read Full Story


50 Countries To Automatically Exchange Tax Data: OECD

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Over 50 jurisdictions have committed to automatically exchange tax information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard. Read Full Story


EU To Create List Of Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, September 23, 2016

The European Commission has confirmed plans to draw up a pan-EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Read Full Story


Cayman Islands Registered Firms Top 100,000 Mark

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, August 19, 2016

The number of active companies on the Cayman Islands company register has exceeded 100,000 for the first time, and there are now more than 19,000 active partnerships in the territory. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Asset Management Sees Slight Fall

by Mary Swire,

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Combined fund management business in Hong Kong decreased slightly by 1.6 percent year-on-year to almost HKD17.4 trillion, as at December 31, 2015, according to the Securities and Futures Commission. Read Full Story


NZ Inquiry Launched On Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Zealand's Minister of Finance, Simon English, and the Minister of Revenue, Michael Woodhouse, has established a government inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules. Read Full Story


Tax Administrations Discuss Panama Papers Response

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tax administration officials from countries worldwide discussed co-operation, information-sharing, and opportunities for obtaining data at a meeting of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration Network on April 13, 2016. Read Full Story


New Zealand To Review Foreign Trusts' Transparency

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The New Zealand Government has appointed tax expert John Shewan to conduct an independent review of disclosure rules covering foreign trusts registered in the country. Read Full Story


Hong Kong's SFC Extends License Fee Waiver

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has announced that the payment of annual licensing fees will be waived for another two-year period, effective from April 1, 2016. Read Full Story


Abu Dhabi Tax-Free Zone To Focus On Fintech

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Abu Dhabi Global Market, a new free zone in the United Arab Emirates, aims to become a regional hub for financial technology, or "fintech," its chairperson, Ahmed Al Sayegh, said during the Global Financial Markets Forum 2016. Read Full Story




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