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Malta Holding Companies

Malta Holding Companies Review 2013/14

Malta, like Cyprus, has been obliged to dismantle its old 'offshore' companies regime as a trade-off for joining the European Union. EU membership has, however, brought about certain benefits for Maltese companies trading across borders, and, coupled with investment-friendly government policies and some interesting tax planning opportunities, Malta remains one of the most favourable places in the EU in which to locate an international holding company.

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OECD Urges France To Reform Taxation

The OECD has urged the French Government to make greater efforts to reduce the tax burden currently weighing heavily on labor and on businesses in France, to improve the competitiveness of the country.
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ECOFIN Discusses Savings Tax Directive

The European Union's Lithuanian Presidency has said that it hopes to reach an agreement with member states on proposed changes to the Savings Tax Directive before the end of the year.
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South Korea, Australia Nearer to FTA Deal

On the first stage of his visits to South Korea, Japan and China to promote the finalization of bilateral free trade agreements with those countries, Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb appears to have made progress in talks with South Korean Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick.
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