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Expat hotspots top global competitive ranking

Expat hotspots top global competitive rankingLock icon

Hong Kong and Singapore ranked first and third as the most competitive countries in the world, with Switzerland coming in second, according to the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Zedra establishes a US office to target Americas

Zedra establishes a US office to target Americas...

Jersey-headquartered independent trust company Zedra has set up an office in Miami to target North and Latin America as part of its fast track global expansion plans.

Published : 2, May 2017
Argentina 'spying' on footballer Messi over Panama Paper links

Argentina 'spying' on footballer Messi over Panama...

Barcelona football legend Lionel Messi is being followed by an Argentinian government spy, according to a sensational report in the country’s local media.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

Best and worst expat countries for high payLock icon

The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Brazil extends tax amnesty but adds hefty penalty

Brazil extends tax amnesty but adds hefty penalty...

Brazil is offering its taxpayers another, more expensive, opportunity to avoid prosecution and declare their offshore assets by extending its tax amnesty by 120 days.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Defunct Premier Group links uncovered in Panama Papers

Defunct Premier Group links uncovered in Panama...Lock icon

Wound up Isle of Man-based investment fund manager the Premier Group has links to the Panama Papers, the worldwide scandal described as the “biggest ever blow” to the offshore world.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
Wife and mistress must split pension rules Brazil court

Wife and mistress must split pension rules Brazil...

The pension benefits of a Brazilian man who died in 2015 should be equally split between his wife and a woman with whom he had a 20-year relationships during his marriage, a court has ruled.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
DeVere Group to launch Mauritius investment bank

DeVere Group to launch Mauritius investment bank...

DeVere Group is to launch an investment bank on the offshore jurisdiction of Mauritius.

Published : 6, Mar 2017
Adviser network Nexus Global expands to Latin America

Adviser network Nexus Global expands to Latin...

European IFA network Nexus Global (NXG) has expanded to Latin America with the addition of EBG International, a Chile-based advice firm that focuses on the financial planning needs of international executives across the region.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
KPMG blasts Harlequin boss over investor pay-back plan

KPMG blasts Harlequin boss over investor pay-back...Lock icon

The independent trustee of Harlequin Property, the £400m ($509m, €454m) overseas property scheme facing ruin, has blasted the company’s chairman David Ames over how he intends to pay back stricken investors.

Published : 3, Feb 2017
IRS trawls for US tax evaders in Panama firm probe

IRS trawls for US tax evaders in Panama firm probe...Lock icon

A federal court in the US state of Montana has authorised the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a ‘John Doe’ summons in a bid to uncover details of US taxpayers who may hold offshore accounts established by a Panama firm to evade paying tax.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
deVere launches private bank following St Lucia acquisition

deVere launches private bank following St Lucia...

deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, has launched its own private bank on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.

Published : 23, Jan 2017
Brazil nets $15.7bn in tax amnesty

Brazil nets $15.7bn in tax amnestyLock icon

More than 25,000 individuals and 103 companies voluntarily declared offshore assets worth more than BRL169.9bn via a Brazilian amnesty, netting the taxman BRL50.9bn (£12.8bn, $15.7bn, €14.3bn) in taxes and penalties.

Panama looks to draw a line under Mossack Fonseca data leak

Panama looks to draw a line under Mossack Fonseca...Lock icon

Panama is planning to take action against those accusing it of being a tax haven, as the country continues its efforts to draw a line under the Panama Papers data leak that saw millions of documents stolen from law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Julius Baer hires HSBC bankers for LatAm push

Julius Baer hires HSBC bankers for LatAm pushLock icon

Swiss wealth manager Julius Baer Group has hired several private bankers from HSBC to bolster the firm’s Latin American business, according to media reports.

Published : 16, Aug 2016
Key figures resign from Panama’s tax evasion investigation

Key figures resign from Panama’s tax evasion investigation...

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth have resigned from an international committee investigating offshore tax evasion due to government interference, it has been revealed.

Published : 8, Aug 2016
Belize offshore bank sees a run on deposits after Fatca probe

Belize offshore bank sees a run on deposits after...Lock icon

An offshore bank in Belize, owned by prominent UK businessman Lord Ashcroft, has seen a sharp outflow of deposits following a US crackdown on tax evasion.

Published : 3, Aug 2016
Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud

Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months for tax fraud...

Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud by a Spanish court after being found guilty of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m, €4.6m) between 2007 and 2009.

Published : 6, Jul 2016
RSA’s £403m sale of LatAm unit approved by Mexican regulator

RSA’s £403m sale of LatAm unit approved by Mexican...

Mexican insurance regulator National Commission of Insurance and Finance (CNSF) has approved the sale of the local arm of UK-based RSA Insurance Group by Colombia's Grupo Sura.

Published : 10, Jun 2016

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FCA to overhaul pension transfer advice rules
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Most expensive global expat cities 2017
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