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Burgess Yachts Reports Record Year

Market-leading yacht broker, Burgess Yachts, has announced a record year in business activity terms but has reported that selling prices remain depressed.
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Australia To Improve Tax Treatment of Venture Capital

The Australian Government has announced changes to the tax treatment of venture capital, measures unveiled alongside the publication of the Board of Taxation's review of the system.
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Italian Business Taxpayers Feel 'Persecuted'

A nationwide poll of 2,500 businesses by Confedercontribuenti, an association of Italian taxpayers, has found that they are being harassed in their dealings with the country's complex tax system, which is viewed as extremely complex and persecutory.
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Liberian Registry Refutes 'Flag of Convenience' Stigma

Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, has called for an end to the "outdated thinking," which he said results in all open registers - irrespective of their safety record - being referred to pejoratively as "flags of convenience."
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US Congressmen Reintroduce Online Sales Tax Bill

A bipartisan group of 53 Democrat and Republican lawmakers have re-introduced a bill - the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 - in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, which would require online retailers to collect sales tax for state and local governments, even though they lack a physical presence in the state.
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Featured Event

Offshore Financial Investment & Wealth Management Summit Asia 2013


April 25-26, Crowne Plaza Hotel Century Park, Shanghai, China


You can download the conference program here; the registration form is on the last page of the program.


Key topics:

• Enhancing the cooperation between domestic and overseas financial institutions, realizing the huge potential of the new rich in China

• Offshore financial market investment opportunities: How to make successful overseas financial investment for Chinese HNWI

• Investing in overseas commodity futures market

• Investing in overseas stock markets

• Offshore fixed income products guide

• Investment Opportunity of Structured Products

• Alternative Investment: REITs, Hedge Funds, Arts Trusts

• The appreciation of RMB and Transnational investment

• Global Perspective: Offshore Wealth Management Trends

• The development tendency of Chinese private banks offshore asset management

• Round Table Discussion: Comparison of various offshore wealth management centers across the globe

• The latest regulations and industry development trends of global offshore trusts

• How can domestic enterprises benefit from setting up offshore companies for their international business?

• Setting up offshore structure for your company's oversea IPO

• Offshore Wealth Management - What you should know for your family wealth's security and heritage

• Tax planning of overseas investment and asset allocation

• Investment immigration and overseas assets allocation


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