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The UK's Investor Visa

The UK's Investor Visa

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 25 June, 2013

The United Kingdom rarely comes out on top in the numerous expatriate surveys which attempt to find the most popular and attractive destinations for those working or seeking a new life abroad. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Wealth | individuals | entrepreneurs | investment funds | investment | Iran | Cyprus | Egypt | Switzerland | United States | Russia | China | Libya | United Kingdom | court | law | offshore | construction | retail | tax |

 

Personal Equity Investment

Personal Equity Investment

by Investors Offshore Editorial, June 2013, 21 June, 2013

Under this particular heading of equity investment we will deal with direct, personal investment into publicly-quoted equities, other than through conventional stock exchanges, whether from an onshore or offshore base, and whether by an individual, or through a corporate vehicle or a trust. We will cover direct equity purchase through a dealer, spread betting, contracts for differences, and hedge funds insofar as they specialize in very directed equity investment. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | dividends | Offshore | individuals | hedge funds | equity investment | stock exchanges | investment | Dubai | Australia | standards | regulation | legislation | offshore | services | tax | withholding tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

Forex for Expats

Forex for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 18 June, 2013

For some of us the foreign exchange (forex) market is something we only encounter when going on holiday abroad, and many of us will often be heard to grumble that our pound/dollar/euro doesn’t go as far as it used to. However, for expats living or working temporarily overseas, exchanging money from one currency to another is almost an everyday fact of life, and managing currency risk is therefore crucial to ensure that one’s hard-earned income is not gobbled up by volatile exchange rates and transaction costs. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | currency | Offshore | individuals | expatriates | forex | investment | France | Spain | offshore banking | offshore | services | retail | banking | financial services | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Understanding the European Health Insurance Card

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 13 June, 2013

Many travellers and expatriates in the European Union (EU) think that holding the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC for short) will automatically entitle them to free medical treatment should they fall ill or have an accident while visiting another EU country. In many cases this is true. But the "insurance" element provided via the EHIC is limited – especially for expats – and it is crucial to understand just what it does and does not cover. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | Europe | Offshore | expatriates | retirement | Insurance | investment | Spain | Switzerland | Iceland | Liechtenstein | Norway | United Kingdom | law | offshore | European Commission | services | public health | private healthcare | insurance | tax | social security |

 

House Prices: What Next?

House Prices: What Next?

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 24 May, 2013

It is now almost five years since that fateful day in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, triggering the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and sending real estate markets around the world into a tailspin. In 2013, there are signs that a recovery in house prices is taking hold in many territories – but has the corner truly been turned? Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | inflation | unemployment | Offshore | investment | Dubai | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Spain | United States | India | Ireland | Australia | law | offshore | environment | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 10 May, 2013

This feature focuses on the Caribbean island of Barbados. More famous for its beaches and as a destination for millions of tourists than as a location for offshore business, Barbados has nonetheless developed a well regulated financial services industry offering a surprisingly wide array of offshore products from banking to trusts to insurance. Whilst the island is not quite on a par with the higher profile offshore centres in the region, such as Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, for the investor, Barbados offers economic and political stability along with a number of tax and investment incentives, and close economic ties with the United States. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | dividends | currency | Insurance | investment | Barbados | Canada | United States | trusts | offshore | services | banking | financial services | insurance | environment | manufacturing | fees | tax | withholding tax |

 

Adventure Sports Insurance is a Necessity for Adrenalin Junkies

Adventure Sports Insurance is a Necessity for Adrenalin Junkies

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 09 May, 2013

The 2013 ski season may be nearing the end, but for those looking for a break with activity and excitement in mind it’s important to set off with the reassurance that if an accident was to happen, you and your family are fully insured and any repatriation and medical costs will be covered... Read Full Article »

Tags: expatriates | sportsmen | professionals | Lebanon | France | insurance |

 

Film Finance Review

Film Finance Review

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 26 April, 2013

The financing of films and television series is a risky business. With production costs having soared over the last few years, movies these days can be extremely expensive to make. And yet, despite an impressive cast of A-list stars and the addition of spectacular special effects, there is no guarantee that the latest blockbuster will live up to its expectations at the box office. Indeed, it is not even certain at the development stage of a production whether the finished product will earn its investors a profit at all. Read Full Article »

Tags: payroll | Europe | Africa | budget | individuals | investment | Canada | United States | Belgium | Ireland | South Africa | Australia | United Kingdom | law | European Commission | services | construction | tax credits | tax | tax avoidance | tax incentives | tax breaks | trade |

 

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Panama

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Panama

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 12 April, 2013

Ask most people around the world their thoughts on Panama and you would probably be met with the same one word reply: canal. However, after a small amount of further investigation you would find that this country at the gateway of Central and South America certainly isn't as one dimensional as that. Aided by stable, pro-business governments using the invaluable canal as a catalyst, Panama's friendly tax and regulation system has helped to established the country as one of the most modern and respectable business and financial centres outside the established 'onshore' countries, and ranks as probably the most important trading and business hub in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | business | Finance | investment | Panama | United States | standards | regulation | trusts | legislation | law | offshore | services | construction | commerce | banking | environment | tax | tax breaks | trade | tariffs |

 

Venture Capital Review

Venture Capital Review

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 02 April, 2013

In the common imagination there are a lot of myths surrounding the venture capital industry. Probably the biggest mistake people make is to confuse venture capital with private equity, and to use the two terms interchangeably. While it is true that the venture capital is in essence a form of private equity, the former is only one part of the wider private equity industry, and the investment techniques used are quite distinct. Read Full Article »

Tags: holding company | private equity | business | interest | Europe | individuals | employees | equity investment | venture capital | investment | Malaysia | United States | Australia | Israel | Singapore | United Kingdom | legislation | European Commission | services | environment | tax | tax incentives |

 

 




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