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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 | penalties | legislation | law | 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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BEING AN EXPAT IN 2013 - A Financial Primer

BEING AN EXPAT IN 2013 - A Financial Primer

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, January, 2013, 18 January, 2013

To believe the surveys, half the world is either already an expat, or planning to become one. Tens of millions of people work abroad, or have retired there, or have property in a foreign country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Offshore | expatriates | retirement | pensions | investment | Canada | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Netherlands | Australia | Singapore | Thailand | trusts | legislation | offshore | services | banking | tax | withholding tax |

 

Global Insurance for Expats

Global Insurance for Expats

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, December, 2012, 21 December, 2012

Insurance is one of those things that everyone hopes they'll never need, and as a result, a frightening number choose to bury their heads in the sand, hoping that their luck will hold. However, by far the most sensible solution for those not willing to trust to fate, is to take out some form of insurance, to protect themselves and their dependants should the worst happen. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | Offshore | individuals | expatriates | employees | retirement | Insurance | investment | Dubai | Afghanistan | Canada | Ireland | Bahrain | Iraq | Liechtenstein | regulation | law | offshore | mining | insurance | tax |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, December, 2012, 07 December, 2012

Malta is an independent nation, having split from the UK in 1964. The Maltese Islands are 100 km south of Sicily, with a population of 409,000; the climate is warm. Malta has a Westminster-style democracy, but has been politically fractious since independence. 15 years of post-colonial adolescent flirtation with Communism and the third world has however been succeeded by a more mature attitude. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Switzerland | Malta | standards | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | services | banking | financial services | internet | manufacturing | tonnage tax | tax | tax incentives |

 

Pensions - QROPS, QNUPS, SIPPs and SSAS

Pensions - QROPS, QNUPS, SIPPs and SSAS

by the Investors Offshore editorial team, November, 2012 , 23 November, 2012

Pity the poor pensioners, in their 50s or 60s, approaching retirement. Annuity rates are falling so fast that anything but a really large pension pot will hardly deliver enough income to pay for the family car, never mind that cruise they had set their hearts on. And in many countries the tax authority will not allow you to cash in your pension pot on the grounds that it is tax-privileged money, plus a dose of nannying - if you take the money and spend it, goes the reasoning, you will fall back onto state support. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | individuals | expatriates | retirement | pensions | investment | New Zealand | Gibraltar | Isle of Man | Australia | Guernsey | Jersey | regulation | legislation | law | services | public sector | fees | tax | inheritance tax |

 

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Gibraltar

by the Investors Offshore editorial team, November, 2012 , 09 November, 2012

Gibraltar is a small peninsula located on the southern coast of Spain. It covers a total area of 6.5 sq km and its coastline stretches for 12 km only; there is a 1.2 km borderline with Spain. The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Gibraltar enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Its highest point is the rock of Gibraltar which reaches 426m and is surrounded by narrow coastal lowland. The supply of fresh water is limited and there is no agriculture. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | Europe | individuals | investment | Spain | Gibraltar | United Kingdom | trusts | legislation | offshore | European Commission | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | gambling | tax |

 

 




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