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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 | trusts | legislation | law | standards | regulation | 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 |

 

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

Non-Financial Alternative Investments

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, March 2013, 15 March, 2013

The ideal tax shelter traditionally turned income into capital without taxation. Such mythical beasts used to exist in no-tax offshore jurisdictions, but they were not usually to be found in high-tax countries, and when sighted were rapidly hunted down by heavily armed tax inspectors. Read Full Article »

Tags: audit | business | interest | inflation | budget | retirement | stock exchanges | investment | alternative investment | Panama | Brazil | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Spain | United States | Ireland | Australia | China | Mexico | offshore | tax |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Hong Kong

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Hong Kong

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, March 2013, 01 March, 2013

In geographical terms, the peninsula and collection of islands in south eastern China which make up the territory of Hong Kong are a little over 400 square miles in size, but in economic terms, the former British colony, which in 1997 was handed back to greater China, packs a serious punch on the world stage and can claim to be the globe’s third largest financial centre after New York and London, and the ninth largest economy in the world. Read Full Article »

Tags: private equity | business | currency | budget | individuals | investment | Cuba | Japan | Afghanistan | Hong Kong | Australia | China | Taiwan | law | offshore | services | banking | financial services | tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

Living and Working Abroad?

Living and Working Abroad?

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, February 2013, 15 February, 2013

Whether you are still in the planning stages of expatriation, or have already made the move overseas, it is worth considering the benefits that offshore banking and investment could hold for you in what is, after all, a financially advantageous position. Continuing globalisation, and the increased use of electronic banking have meant that for you as an expatriate, a multitude of opportunities have opened up which would not have been available a few years ago - now the world is quite literally your oyster! Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | currency | Offshore | retirement | pensions | investment | Jersey | legislation | law | penalties | offshore banking | asset protection | offshore | services | banking | fees | tax | inheritance tax | trade |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Dubai

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Dubai

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, February 2013, 01 February, 2013

For decades to come, people will point to Dubai's 200-storey, 828-metre Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest in the world, as representing both the peak and the nadir of the city-state's adventurous grasp for regional leadership in a startling range of sectors: real estate, shipping, commodities trading, equities, Islamic finance, e-commerce, air transport and banking. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | individuals | professionals | investment | Dubai | Oman | New Zealand | India | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates | Australia | Bahrain | Qatar | Singapore | law | construction | insurance | manufacturing | tax |

 

Can private medical insurance mean the difference for a successful overseas placement?

Can private medical insurance mean the difference for a successful overseas placement?

Sponsored by APRIL International UK, 30 January, 2013

While social, emotional and cultural factors are likely to be of central importance in determining the success or failure of an expatriate placement, access to comprehensive international medical insurance is also a key factor for many overseas postings. It can be vitally important to establish confidence that the expatriate worker abroad is well protected in the event of a medical emergency and as a result that he or she feels valued. Read Full Article »

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