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Mauritius Focus

More popularly known as an up-market holiday destination with its pristine beaches and sub-tropical climate, Mauritius, the subject of this special Tax-News feature, is also a key cog in the global financial machinery and plays a hugely important role in the world of international tax planning with its "offshore" corporate structures...

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Malta's New Insurance Law Framework In Place From Jan 1

A new Insurance Business Act will become effective in Malta from January 1, 2016, to align the territory's regulatory regime with the EU's Solvency II Directive.
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HKEx Extends Trading Fee Relief

The existing Active Trader Program, which provides trading fee rebates to approved traders of RMB currency futures contracts subject to minimum volume thresholds, has been extended by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited to December 30, 2016.
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Hong Kong Consults On Pensions, Warns Of Tax Hikes

The Commission on Poverty has launched a six-month public consultation on the future of retirement protection in Hong Kong, and, in particular, on the substantial tax rises that would be necessary to introduce a universal pension scheme.
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Bermuda Issues Report On Foreign Portfolio Holdings

On December 23, the Bermuda Monetary Authority published the results of its Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey, which for the first time sets out information on the territory's cross-border holdings of portfolio investment securities.
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BVI Removed From French 'Blacklist'

The British Virgin Islands has been removed from France's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions as a result of greater cooperation between the jurisdictions.
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