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Argo launches crypto-mining service ahead of planned LSE flotation

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 11 Jun 2018

Argo, a UK-Canadian venture, is looking to transform crypto-mining with the launch today of a new low-cost, flexible and easy-to-use service for users. The service is aimed…

Vistra to launch ‘milestone’ Canada office

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Apr 2018

Global fund administration services operator Vistra, has announced its expansion into the Canadian market with the opening of an office in Toronto. The provider of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary,…

Canada province asks: ‘Regulate those calling themselves ‘financial planners?’

By: Helen Burggraf | 28 Mar 2018

The Canadian province of Ontario has launched a consultation to determine whether it should increase the regulation of those who offer financial planning services – including whether…

People Moves: Guernsey Finance, Investec AM, Chubb

By: International Investment Staff | 07 Mar 2018

Guernsey Finance Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for Guernsey’s financial services industry, has named Dorothy Kwok to a new role in its two-year-old Hong Kong outpost. Kwok (pictured…

Canada announces budget U-turn on corporate investment income taxes

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 02 Mar 2018

Canada passed its federal budget yesterday, abandoning the highly unpopular measures published last year for taxes on passive investment income earned by Canadian-controlled private companies. The unpopular…

AML ‘loopholes’ to be closed in British Columbia: BC attorney-general

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Feb 2018

A top lawmaker in the Canadian province of British Columbia says the government will bring in new, concrete measures to “close loopholes” that a major Canadian newspaper has…

New Zealand raising bar to foreign property owners, with tax on gains

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Feb 2018

New Zealand lawmakers are introducing a disincentive to foreigners seeking to buy New Zealand residential property as an investment, by raising the threshold at which tax will…

Millions of Canadians have pension money offshore — without knowing it: report

By: Gary Robinson | 21 Dec 2017

Millions of Canadians have had their pension pots allocated into offshore funds — without being properly informed about it according to report released yesterday. Canadian news organisation CBC conducted…

UK tax lobbying group dismisses EU blacklist as ‘politically led’ charade

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The publication of the European Council’s so-called tax haven blacklist served to show a “lack of effective action being taken” by the European Union on widespread tax…

Relief for Crown Dependencies and BOTs as EU blacklist fears prove unfounded

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The long-awaited European Council’s Code of Conduct (COC) was published today, with relief for UK Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (BOTs) who do no feature on…

Manulife names Khoo Kah Siang to head up Singapore outpost

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Nov 2017

Manulife, the Canadian insurance and financial services giant with a significant presence in Asia, has named Khoo Kah Siang to head up its Singapore operations as chief executive officer.…

Canada’s Trudeau takes heat on proposed small biz tax concessions

By: Eugene Costello | 18 Oct 2017

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and his finance minister Bill Morneau have  sought this week to placate criticism of the government’s controversial tax reform proposals, pledging, among…

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