splash image
In the statement, issued on October 17, the OECD makes no distinction between CBI and RBI schemes, contrary to announcements from one Caribbean minister that suggest a differentiation. In other words, the eight CARICOM countries are all in this toget... read more
The war against money-laundering intensifies in courts, but the transparency initiative is far more speculative than it is evidence-based, argues Jonathan Neumann for Spear's ... read more
Finance minister says Malta will not provide opportunities for tax avoiders to set up shop... read more
Michel Barnier and his negotiating team want Britain to be shackled to EU tax policies after Brexit, a leaked document suggests.... read more
Chancellor looks to plug gap left by changes to fixed-odds betting terminal rules... read more
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that it will get one step closer to creating international standards for cryptocurrency when it launches its first set of rules in June of 2019.... read more
splash image
Blockchain ‘Briefly’
David Shrier, Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School explains blockchain in simple terms.
Blockchain and Privacy
A widespread belief is that blockchain bears privacy advantages by design which also helps to comply with tightening data protection laws in many jurisdictions. However, taking a closer look from both a technical and legal angle, this is far from cer
The Relevance of Blockchain in (Re)insurance
Many companies in the insurance market have been experimenting with blockchain technology for some time. The focus to date has been on developing prototypes and internal initiatives to identify tangible benefits of employing blockchain.
Malta: A Jurisdiction at the Forefront of DLT Regulation
Jurisdictions such as Malta and Singapore are leading the way in the creation and development of structures for clients, building businesses involving cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology.
Which Countries Win and Lose if the EU’s Digital Taxation Plans Are Adopted?
The European Commission recently released two proposed directives that relate to the taxation of the digital economy. Adoption of these directives requires consensus among the member states, which does not seem particularly likely in their current fo
The Financial Sector – A Key Driver for Sustainable Growth
Liechtenstein, one of Europe's smallest countries, demonstrates that a principality of only 38,000 inhabitants can make a real contribution to reaching the SDGs. Liechtenstein offers an institutional framework for sustainable development and economic
splash image
Latest Articles
In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/09/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/09/2018)
Latest Articles
Barbados' Chance to Lead in DLT Innovation is Now
  The rate at which the various island states are embracing FinTech varies. However, many small jurisdictions and their governments are sitting on what could be classified as a hotbed of opportunity. (01/09/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/09/2018)
The Big Debate: How Credible are Tax Haven Blacklists?
  Fran Hendy, International Lawyer and Treaty Negotiator at Invest Barbados presents her stance. (31/07/2018)
Latest Articles
In the Chair …Anthony Travers, Travers Thorp Alberga
  The IFC Economic Report invites Anthony Travers to discuss Westminster’s public register demands and asks if existing tensions could result in a push by some of the Overseas Territories to break away from Britain. (01/09/2018)
As the Blockchain Revolution Moves Offshore, What are the Challenges?
  As the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions position themselves as FinTech hubs, there are certain regulatory risks and challenges that each jurisdiction must overcome in this new blockchain era. (01/09/2018)
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Q&A with David Lidington, Minister of the Cabinet Office
  The UK’s secure relationship with the British Overseas Territories has been thrown into question following the UK parliament's decision to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. (01/09/2018)
Latest Articles
Offshore: The Leaders, the Trends and the Opportunities
  Dan Wise looks at why certain IFCs prosper. He discusses regulation and investment opportunities, and opines on the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. (01/09/2018)
Why the Bahamas Remains the Clear Choice
  The Bahamas continues to pursue its vision to be a globally competitive international business centre for wealth management, residency, capital investment in the Americas and emerging markets. Its ability to realise this vision has much to do with a (29/06/2018)
Bahamian Tax Policy: Strategic Considerations
  Industry participants recognise that carefully planned, sweeping changes to the tax system may impact The Bahamas’ competitiveness vis-à-vis other international financial centres, and the long-term success of the financial services sector will depend (29/06/2018)
The Bahamas: Clearly Focused
  "We have to be in a state of continuous improvement to ensure that we remain aligned with international standards. The work does not stop,” explains Tanya C. McCartney. (01/06/2018)