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  • Addressing the issue or political window dressing?

    April 25, 2014
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    The UK Government has issued details into its planned implementation of a public central registry of beneficial ownership. While many NGOs and extreme sectors of the media agree with the politicians in calling this a bold step in the right direction for success and focus on criticizing places like Cayman, urging them to implement similar initiatives, it is…

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  • The Caribbean Engaging the World in Financial Services

    April 17, 2014
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    The Caribbean Export Development Agency, in partnership with the Government of The Bahamas, recently organised a regional summit with focus on financial services and how the economies in the region can grow that industry with participation from several international bodies including the FATF and the OECD.

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  • Automatic Transmission: The Future of Tax Starts Here

    March 27, 2014
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    What do Argentina, India and South Africa have in common with Jersey, Cayman and the Turks and Caicos? They’ve just agreed to share financial information with each other, for tax purposes. Specifically, they have agreed to exchange, automatically, information on “all types of investment income (including interest, dividends, income from certain insurance contracts and other similar types of income)…

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  • Top Ten Drivers of a Successful IFC

    March 25, 2014
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    I’ve written recently about the many reasons why Cayman is a successful international financial centre (IFC) – specifically ten key ingredients, all of which, in my opinion, Cayman delivers on and which no other IFC in the region can claim. To substantiate my opinion the Cayman Islands just topped all of its competitors in the region in the…

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  • What I like about FATCA

    March 18, 2014
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    By Gonzalo Jalles, CEO, Cayman Finance Everybody hates FATCA and all its siblings — UK FATCA and the multilateral pilot for automatic exchange of information. Everybody, that is, except the US politicians who have convinced under-informed voters it is the solution to their budget woes, and professional services firms experiencing a significant increase in their businesses. US citizens living...

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