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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


South Africa Revises New Voluntary Disclosure Program

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, July 22, 2016

The South African National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service are inviting further comments on the details of the special voluntary disclosure program that was announced on February 24 in the 2016 Budget. Read Full Story


France to Publicize Beneficial Ownership Information

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

France intends to put in place "as soon as possible" a central registry of information on the beneficial owners of companies and trusts, which will be open to the public. Read Full Story


European Parliament To Investigate Panama Papers

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents has unanimously backed a proposal for the creation of an inquiry committee to investigate the so-called Panama Papers. Read Full Story


UK Consults On Non-Dom Tax Reforms

by Robert Lee,, London

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The UK Government has released details of its plans to abolish the permanency of non-domicile status through the introduction of a "deemed domicile rule." Read Full Story


Australian Offshore Amnesty Reveals AUD1bn In Assets

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nearly 1,500 individuals have disclosed more than AUD180m (USD157.8m) in previously unreported offshore income and over AUD1bn in assets since the Project DO IT amnesty was launched, the Australian Taxation Office has revealed. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Relaxes Restrictions For REITs

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Securities and Futures Commission has announced that Hong Kong's revised Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts was gazetted on August 29, 2014, taking immediate effect. Read Full Story


HMRC Steps Up Property Raids In Anti-Avoidance Crackdown

by Robert Lee,, London

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The number of property raids carried out by HM Revenue and Customs as part of its crackdown on tax evasion jumped by 12 percent in the last year, according to data obtained by Pinsent Masons. Read Full Story


Seychelles's New FSA To Regulate Offshore Financial Sector

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Thursday, March 6, 2014

On March 1, 2014, under The Financial Services Authority Act 2013, the Seychelles International Business Authority changed its name to the Financial Services Authority, and became the regulator for offshore non-bank financial services in the Seychelles. Read Full Story


HK Budget Mulls Fiscal Sustainability Over Longer-Term

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, February 27, 2014

While Financial Secretary John Tsang put competitiveness as the theme of his 2014/15 Budget, a significant portion of his speech looked at the maintenance of Hong Kong's healthy public finances in the face of increased spending on education, social welfare and healthcare. Read Full Story



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