Articles And Special Features Tagged 'law'

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 |

 

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 |

 

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 |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Jersey

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Jersey

by the Investors Offshore Editorial Team, October, 2012 , 12 October, 2012

The largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands between England and France, Jersey is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, with a population of around 95,000 (July 2012 est.) expatriates and residents. Despite being only 45 square miles, it is as bustling and active as offshore jurisdictions many times its size, and the moderate climate means that outdoor activities such as golf, swimming, water-sports and cycling are enjoyed by all its citizens. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Finance | individuals | expatriates | investment funds | investment | France | Isle of Man | Guernsey | Jersey | Luxembourg | United Kingdom | law | offshore | services | commerce | banking | e-commerce | tax | withholding tax |

 

Labuan

Labuan

by the Investors Offshore Editorial Team, September 2012, 14 September, 2012

When we think of the word 'offshore,' the names ‘Bermuda’, ‘Cayman Islands’, or perhaps ‘Switzerland’, are the ones that would probably come to mind before ‘Labuan’.

In a way that is unsurprising, as Labuan, situated a few miles off the northern coast of Borneo in Malaysia and just 60-odd square miles in size, is one of the newer additions to the list of the world’s offshore jurisdictions. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | captive insurance | dividends | Finance | investment | Labuan | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Singapore | regulation | law | offshore | services | banking | aviation | financial services | insurance | oil and gas | tax | trade |

 

Islamic Finance Review

Islamic Finance Review

by the InvestorsOffshore Editorial Team, August 2012, 31 August, 2012

Although the Islamic finance sector suffered along with other investment sectors during the credit crunch, its long-term future seems assured. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Finance | hedge funds | investment | Dubai | Hong Kong | Indonesia | Malaysia | Saudi Arabia | Pakistan | Bahrain | Qatar | Singapore | law | services | banking | financial services | insurance | tax | trade |

 

 




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