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New action plan for foreign investments

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.           By GUEST COLUMNIST    The government has announced its new action plan for attracting foreign businesses to establish or expand their activities in Cyprus.   The announcement came a year after the abolition of the previous investment program in the wake of adverse publicity that put Cyprus in the spotlight for the way it granted citizenship.   The new strategy, to be implemented from January 1, 2022, aims to attract foreign businesses and stimulate economic activity by promoting foreign investment.  ...
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Offshore havens may be stung by global tax deal: Moody’s

Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.         Global minimum tax could hurt low-tax emerging markets   By: James Langton     The recent agreement to set a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% will reduce the appeal of shifting operations to certain low-tax jurisdictions for multinational corporations, says Moody’s Investors Service.   This, in turn, may hurt countries that have used low tax rates to lure business.   “If successfully implemented, the global minimum corporate tax rate will be mildly credited negative for sovereigns that have used tax policy as a...
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UAE: Now, apply for your Golden Visa at Gitex 2021

Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.             By Waheed Abbas, Khaleej Times   Visitors to Gitex Global 2021, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, can find out all the details about the application process for obtaining the UAE Golden Visa.   During the five-day exhibition from October 17 to 21, officials from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai will explain the conditions and criteria for Golden Visa and how one can get it.   The UAE Golden Visa is...
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Developing countries need transfer pricing rule simplifications, OECD advises G20

Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.             By Doug Connolly, MNE Tax   The OECD highlights the importance for developing countries of streamlining complex transfer pricing rules and facilitating access to country-by-country reports in October 13 recommendations to the G20 finance ministers. The transfer pricing recommendations are part of a broader report addressing how global tax rules could be better tailored to meet the needs of developing countries.   In the report, the OECD includes among its “highest priority” recommendations a need to address how country-by-country reporting could be made...
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European Citizenship – Which countries offer the quickest way to get it?

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.           The number of foreigners who want to obtain a second passport keeps increasing. Commonly they opt for a European country. Here one can find high living standards, economic stability, and security ensured by the law. And visa-free access to a good number of countries is an added bonus.   We asked experts at the Imperial & Legal company specializing in immigration whether it is possible to get European citizenship quickly.   “The easiest way is to invest. The immigration laws tend to...
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China Evergrande shelves stake sale, Kaisa clattered by downgrade

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.         By Clare Jim and Marc Jones     SHANGHAI/LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - China's property sector saw more drama on Tuesday as Evergrande shelved plans to sell a majority stake in its property services unit, Sinic formally declared default, and Kaisa was crunched by another credit rating cut.   Sources told Reuters that Evergrande, teetering on the brink of collapse with more than $300 billion in debt, had been forced to stall its proposed $2.6 billion, 51% stake sale to smaller rival...

Chinese Intermediaries Don’t Care About Offshore Companies!

          By Matthew Sumner We’ve been promoting the use of low-tax jurisdiction corporate structures for over 10 years now, and have seen the full evolution of the industry from the “race to the bottom” price war, to the fallout of FACTA & CRS, now the implementation of economic substance and the most alarming yet, “Global Minimum Taxation Rate”. What was the impact of all these on the clients who were using offshore structures? Let's start with the obvious. - Disclosures to their country of tax residence, and likely some hefty tax bills & fines. - Clients...
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Foreign direct investment for Taiwanese businesses and investors

Expanded reviews and more resources: The view from 2021   Foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews have become an increasingly critical issue in cross-border M&A transactions. Although many countries continue to encourage inbound investment, Taiwanese businesses and investors should carefully consider and prepare for FDI regulatory scrutiny early in their deal processes.   We are seeing views converging across the United States, Europe, and other countries in agreement that so-called "sensitive" sectors need protection from what is described in the US as "adversarial capital." This trend is displayed through both lower thresholds that trigger FDI reviews and an expanded understanding of...