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Bahamas ownership registry ‘not set in stone’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

The attorney-general of the Bahamas has confirmed that legislation to create a central Beneficial Ownership Registry is “not set in stone”, and that central government is seeking…

Comment: Cautious optimism as US and China declare trade war truce

By: David Cottle | 24 May 2018

The world’s financial markets have been cheered this week by the adoption of a more conciliatory tone in trade negotiations between the US and China. David Cottle…

Abacus appoints Graham Hughes from Globaleye

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

Abacus Financial Consultants, the Dubai-based advisory firm, has announced the appointment of veteran adviser Graham Hughes, a former wealth manager at Globaleye. The appointment, which takes place…

Hong Kong ranked second-most competitive economy after US

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

Hong Kong has been ranked as the world’s second most competitive economy by the International Institute for Management Development in its World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018. Hong Kong’s…

UAE reforms intensify Gulf rivalry, herald ‘new dawn’ for economy

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 May 2018

The United Arab Emirates’ decision this week to allow foreigners to fully own their businesses in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, and no longer require local partners, has…

GDPR boost for insurance industry: ABI

By: Gary Robinson | 24 May 2018

The introduction of the New Data Protection Act that implements the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will be a boost for the insurance markets according to…

GDPR is coming: II updates privacy policy

By: Jonathan Boyd | 23 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across the European Union on Friday 25 May. This new law mandates that any organisation that holds data of…

Egypt’s economic outlook ‘fundamentally optimistic’: HSBC

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 23 May 2018

HSBC is “fundamentally” optimistic on Egypt’s near-term outlook, the international banking group’s chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Simon Williams said at…

Vistra confirms acquisition and rebranding of US-based Radius

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 23 May 2018

Vistra today announced it has completed the acquisition of Radius, a specialist US-based provider of international expansion services. The transaction doubles Vistra’s International Expansion business. Vistra’s International…

RL360 adds second product to app

By: Gary Robinson | 23 May 2018

RL360 has added a second product to its app that features round the clock applications and a host of new features for those that are registered. Oracle…

Isle of Man set for boost from Code of Conduct: Pickering

By: Gary Robinson | 23 May 2018

The Isle of Man’s forthcoming Conduct of Business Code change will lead to better business and the jurisdiction having a further elevated standing within international financial services,…

UAE in ‘landmark’ move to allow foreigners to own 100% of local firms

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 22 May 2018

The UAE government has unveiled sweeping reforms to allow foreign investors 100% ownership of local businesses as well as granting 10-year visas to certain expatriates – measures…

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