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China amends the FIE record-filing laws regulating foreign investments

In October 2016 came into effect revised Four Laws in China that were promulgated and amended by National People’s Congress (NPC)to attract and encourage inbound foreign investments. Year by year, China keeps opening-up to the outside world and OFFSHORELICENSE keeps track of global trends observing the substantial moves of this important player on the international stage. This time to attract...

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investments in cryptocurrency – is one of the main topics in the UK Financial Ombudsman Service’s Annual Review

... Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has expressed its opinion on cryptocurrency**, among the other topics raised by UK investors, in its Annual Review 2017/18. In the above-mentioned Review, the **Ombudsman classify cryptocurrency as other risky investments category** and noted the excessive volatility of cryptocurrency. Many activities relating to cryptocurrencies are not regulated. Investors...

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Australian securities and investments commission proposes CFD restrictions and binary options ban

...r's concerns about the loses that Australian retail investors have received and will continue to receive from binary options and CFDs. In the sense of CFDs, much like the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Australian Securities and investments Commission (ASIC) has suggested several restrictions, in particular enforcing leverage limits, improving transparency of CFD pricing, exec...

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Quebec Company Formation

Quebec Corporation is an attractive entity for business establishing and setting up regional headquarters in Canada with generous tax regime for new investments, tax holidays for foreign researchers and experts and access to the North American market.Incorporation: 1 month – month and a half + delivery time for the courier Minimum paid up capital: No minimum capital requirement...

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SFC Forewarns Retail FX Brokers To Stay Away From Doing Business In China

...ity of their activities under Mainland law and regulations. Any non-compliant activities should be discontinued immediately and be notified to the SFC. The SFC’s statement was remarkably similar to warnings issued by the Australian Securities and investments Commission during the past months. Read our blog to keep abreast of all **actual and interesting forex news**

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EU Member States Granted Citizenship To Over 800 Thousand People In 2017

...inian**. In February 2019, Parliament of Cyprus voted for a bill that would introduce more strict requirements for the issue of so-called ‘gold passports’ to investors. Similar to a residence permit these passports are granted in exchange for investments in the economy of the republic. This bill will take effect as of January 31, 2020. Read our blog to keep abreast of all interesting and a...

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Australia adopted a new product intervention law

Under the new law, the Australian Securities and investments Commission (ASIC) is gaining the same powers ESMA has in Europe, but it might be limited in using those for the next two years. The Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers Bill or simply Treasury Laws Amendment has recently passed both houses of Australian Parliament. **A new bill is going to essential...

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Why is Limited Liability Partnership a popular business structure?

...ness structure for the UK company formation. First of all, you will require more than one partner for registering a limited liability partnership. Non-residents mostly choose LLP when they need to limit their obligations and liability to personal investments. The classic image of this business structure combines features of the limited liability company and general partnership. What are the ...

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Cyprus passport - new regulations and more demanding requirements

...it documents, compliant with old requirements, till July 15. **It is worth noting that in February 2019, the Council of Ministers of Cyprus approved the terms for the new procedure of granting citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus in exchange for investments.** The new rules that came into force as of May 15, among others, include the following requirements: • Schengen visa issued by EE...

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UK FCA issued clarifications of cryptocurrency regulations

...luding banks, trade associations, and crypto exchanges. Most of them supported the proposals, as noted by the FCA. What is important, the guidance now implements a definition for security tokens, which will fall under the category of “specified investments.” Furthermore, security tokens behave like shares or debt instruments and have ownership rights. Practically everyone who was surveyed ...

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A new license assessment procedure will be adopted for certain AFS applicants

The Australian Securities & investments Commission (ASIC) has recently adopted a new approach to its financial services licensing procedures (AFS) for certain applicants. ASIC has also released an actual guideline in this regard. Warren Day, ASIC Executive Director said the following: *"ASIC has reviewed the AFS license assessment processes and has streamlined its assessment processes in so...

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Cyprus intends to tighten the rules for issue of "Golden passports"

... Parliament of Cyprus voted in favor of a bill tightening the issue of so-called “Golden passports” to investors, as reported by the Cyprus Times newspaper. “Golden passports” refer to passports and residence permits, granted in exchange for investments in the economy of the country. 29 deputies voted for the bill and 17 – against it. The above-mentioned law will come into force on 31...

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Seychelles International Business Company (IBC) Formation

...for confidential and fully tax-exempted international business: no requirements to file annual returns, no taxes or stamp duties, no US or IRS interference, no public records. The Seychelles IBC is commonly used for international trading operations, investments and holding purposes, leasing of vehicles or aircraft, marketing and financial activities.Incorporation: within 3 weeks + delivery time fo...

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Bank RBK Account Opening

Bank RBK JSC is a universal Kazakhstani banking institute with balanced development indicators. The bank makes serious investments in development of human capital, infrastructure, information technology and own brand.Account opening: 2 months Overview: JSC Bank RBK has a history since the foundation in 1992 of Meken Bank, one of the first private banks in independent Kazak...

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Bank RBK Account Opening

Bank RBK JSC is a universal Kazakhstani banking institute with balanced development indicators. The bank makes serious investments in development of human capital, infrastructure, information technology and own brand.Account opening: 2 months Overview: JSC Bank RBK has a history since the foundation in 1992 of Meken Bank, one of the first private banks in independent Kazak...

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Labuan Fund Management License

... is a good base for starting Fund Management business. Licensed Labuan Fund Manager is authorized to provide management and administrative services (managing client’s discretionary accounts, acquire or dispose a portfolio of securities), advise on investments, deal in securities.Timeframe: within 8 months Minimum capital requirements – US $90,000 Overview Labuan Fund Man...

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El Salvador Online Gambling Company Formation

El Salvador is a country on the Pacific Coast of Central America. It’s development strategy is based on a policy of openness to international trade and investment, therefore this country has an open attitude towards foreign direct investments.Timeframe: within 7 weeks Minimum paid up capital requirement: USD $2,000* Overview The most common legal entity in El Salvador is a Lim...

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Good times are over. Russian owned Cyprus companies will have to prove their real economic activities within the country.

...n companies**. The aforesaid convention concerns bilateral agreements on the avoidance of double taxation which companies can use in tax avoidance schemes. We would like to point out that among other countries Cyprus ranks at the top regarding investments in the Russian Federation, and in accordance with expert estimates, about 40% of Russian non-resident companies registered solely for the ...

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Australian commision requires each and every piece of information about its brokers

**One week ago, Australian Securities and investments Commission (ASIC), in accordance with the new Product Intervention Law, was granted with a set of ‘tools’ that can be applied if brokers offer their products to wrong customers.** ASIC has already started to actively use its new powers. The regulator has issued a data collection notice to brokers, requiring a great deal of information...

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New crypto regulation from Switzerland

...the regulator stated that the new regulation will grant recognized “innovative financial companies” the ability to accept public deposits of up to 100 million Swiss francs (or just over $100 million), under the condition that these funds are not investments and the companies does not pay interest on them. This development is a consequence of a recent revision to the country’s Banking Act by ...

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Why Moving Your Business Offshore Sounds Reasonable

...n Easier.** No bureaucracy, no paperwork, no unbearable payments. This is how incorporating a company sounds in the offshore jurisdictions. Policies of the most offshore territories are simplifying this process to attract more businesses and more investments. If you are working on business effectiveness, moving your business to a suitable offshore territory is a reasonably good idea. It is und...

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How to choose a suitable company structure for your business?

...unlike sole proprietorship, requires at least two partners to start a business. In most cases, both of the partners are equally reliable for financial obligations of the company. However, some of partnership`s liability can be limited due to capital investments they made in the company. Basically, partnership requires governmental registration and obtaining necessary licenses for functioning. 3...

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God Save the Queen. Paradise Papers Revelation

...its contents. **Offshore funds investment is not an illegal action** and it does not mean that the investor had done anything wrong. Unfortunately, some businessmen prefer law circumvention to avoid taxes. This makes everyone think that the offshore investments are something to judge for. It is not a big secret that the UK admires its Queen - a lot. Considering this, **Paradise Papers** become...

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Why should you invest in offshore business?

...eat positive moment for foreign investors? Offshore jurisdictions mostly support diversity. If you have made decision on investing, you are able to choose more than one country and more than one business. This possibility distinguishes international investments fr om domestic. When some countries restrict foreign investments for its citizens, offshore jurisdictions mostly support international acc...

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ICO vs IPO. Main differences

...rences are: 1. I) **Scales**. IPO’s are generally performed by large companies that want to expand their market shares and develop even further their scope of business. In contrast, ICO’s are usually executed with the intention to raise first investments and enter the market. 2. II) **Documentation**. A legal document which is necessary for an IPO is called “prospectus”, it must follow...

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The Shanghai Free-Trade Zone: Development Plans

... grow. Investors, traders, businessmen will all have more possibilities to operate. Also, the more innovative your activity is, the more favorable climate you will have. • The Chinese government promises to implement European legal standards of investments and management. This is made inter alia for promoting other Chinese regions to implement the same norms and standards. • Pudong Airpo...

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Bermuda warns: virtual currency shall not pass

... and the new legal initiatives are giving business space to work. However, it is not about **Bermuda**. Currently, this territory is not against cryptocurrencies, but the Bermuda Monetary Authority has already expressed its position about crypto-investments. According to the authority’s opinion, investing in new technologies, including cryptocurrencies, poses a serious risk. One of the sc...

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Shanghai Free Trade Zone: the updates

...here international and Chinese companies will be able to function according to the international standards. The Chinese government claims that the FTZ will be mostly governed by the European standards and rules. Therefore, the climate for foreign investments and innovational companies will become more attractive. Also, the great news is that tech companies will have more opportunities to grow. ...

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Virtual currency draft bill in Gibraltar

... 2018. How will Gibraltar treat **virtual currencies**? First, sale, distribution and promotion of any kinds of tokens and coins which use blockchain technology will be subjected to the regulation. Consequently, new acts will contain rules about investments, secondary market activities and probably investment funds holding digital assets. Narrowing this information, legal regulation will co...

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How to Relocate Your Business Overseas: Expert Recommendations

...ting assets, cutting taxes, optimizing expenses: these are only few financial reasons, but enough to start thinking of this. Also, you get anonymity while acting in foreign country, access to new undiscovered markets and incredible possibilities of investments. [![british_virgin_silands_bc_formation.png](https://www.offshorelicense.com/storage/app/uploads/public/5a9/ff5/524/5a9ff5524a2d572...

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Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund entering ADGM

In 1976 the Abu Dhabi Government established an independent investment authority, which is called the **Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund**. Main task of this authority is performing investments on behalf of the emirate. Lately, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Fund’s Managing Director, announced that the authority is going to enter the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). **The ADGM is the l...

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Hedge fund billionaire joined crypto market

...ublished on the 12th July. The amount of the investment is not revealed yet. Arianna Simpson, a venture investor with a considerable crypto background, is the founder of the Autonomous Partners. The mentioned above crypto fund has already secured investments from some of the major players, including Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, Union Square Ventures and Craft Ventures. This is not the first...

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Coinbase was approved by SEC to list security tokens

One of the top U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, **Coinbase Inc., has been granted the regulatory’s approval to acquire securities of several firms** – it is a great progress in legitimizing crypto investments and provisions of related services to public in a trustworthy way. Last month, the exchange announced that it intends to purchase three companies: (I) Keystone Capital Corp., (II) Venov...

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Cayman Investment Funds

**The Cayman Islands is an enormous international financial center and a leading hub for international investments.** This status of the Cayman Islands is due to its compliant and effective laws, easily accessible professional service providers, and high reputation amid stakeholders. Besides all this the Cayman Islands has no capital gains, income, profits, corporation or withholding taxes ne...

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Bitmain's IPO: looming threats and insights from a Bear market

...new market, competitors start to rush in like sharks at the sniff of blood. Companies like Canaan, Inc, Ebang International Holdings, and even Samsung are likely going to encroach on Bitmain’s mining and mining equipment sale dominance. Prior investments in Bitmain included roughly $784 million across Series A and Series B rounds, including IDG, Sequoia China, and Kaifu Lee’s Sinovation f...

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6 ways to save your assets in case of business problems

...oid borrowing money from your company internal funds. Some owners think that they can cut insurance expenses or lend money from pension plan. Short-term planning will help you avoid spending your assets on projects that will not be profitable. Small investments to immediate-resulting projects may help you generate profits slowly but reliably and you won’t need to borrow and spend money you don...

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Vanuatu Dealer's in Securities License

...ers in Securities License under this act by a Vanuatu international company or by an individual, who is a Director / Officer of the company. Moreover, the clients can benefit from this license because it permits the holder to manage the portfolio of investments and to operate with securities (sell and buy) for the client or even on his behalf. The Company should have a responsible Anti-Money La...

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Bahamas Dealing in Securities License

... An applicant for a Forex License is required to submit the appropriate application to the Commission. Benefits of Bahamas Forex company: Complete Anonymity No Corporate Income Tax No Personal Income Tax Dividend income from foreign investments is not taxable in the Bahamas Royalty income is not taxable in the Bahamas There are no tax returns required No Information Sharing ...

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UK Crypto Exchange Company Formation

...pto Exchange setups may fall within the FCA’s regulatory boundaries depending on how they are structured, and it can only be decided case by case. Still, most Crypto Exchanges will fall outside the regulated area and will not involve any regulated investments under the relevant law. In other words, promoters involved in Crypto Exchanges are recommended to carefully consider whether their activit...

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Hong Kong Type 9 (Asset Management) License

...zerland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Qatar and the Mainland China respectively to relieve taxation on income, for instance, dividends, interest income and royalties Other benefits Hong Kong imposes no restrictions on foreign investments and has no foreign exchange controls Ease of business establishment and licensing  Favourable tax regime Conducive regulatory e...

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Switzerland Limited Liability Company Formation

...The Swiss tax system grants holding companies privileged tax status at the cantonal level, when the following three conditions are met: The company articles must state that the main activity of the company is the long-term management of equity investments. The company must not have any operating business activity in Switzerland. Certain activities are accepted, such as managing the company...

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Deltec Bank Account Opening

...approximately one third of the world’s top 100 banks – and easily accessible to international financing and global capital markets Account relationship requirements Clients are expected to maintain a minimum of USD 300,000 (or equivalent) in investments and/or cash with Deltec. Minimum fees apply for all accounts (exceptions could apply for clients with more than one account) N.B. ...

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Deltec Bank Account Opening

...approximately one third of the world’s top 100 banks – and easily accessible to international financing and global capital markets Account relationship requirements Clients are expected to maintain a minimum of USD 300,000 (or equivalent) in investments and/or cash with Deltec. Minimum fees apply for all accounts (exceptions could apply for clients with more than one account) N.B. ...

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Fidelity Asia Bank Account Opening

...aysia.Account opening:  7-14 working days Overview: Fab Banking offers a lifelong partnership dedicated to giving banking solutions that will work in time to help your business succeed. FAB seeks to drive trade and investments between the thriving and resource-hungry Asian economies and the resource-rich African continent. They aim to do this by forging trade lin...

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Fidelity Asia Bank Account Opening

...aysia.Account opening:  7-14 working days Overview: Fab Banking offers a lifelong partnership dedicated to giving banking solutions that will work in time to help your business succeed. FAB seeks to drive trade and investments between the thriving and resource-hungry Asian economies and the resource-rich African continent. They aim to do this by forging trade lin...

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Cyprus Limited Liability Company Formation

...tly situated at the hub of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Cyprus is an important European business hub providing major advantages to foreign investors such as a low tax haven, a stable economy and a welcoming territory for any type of investments. The company registration procedure in Cyprus is basically the same for all business entities, having a simple and straightforward structu...

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Vanuatu International Business Company Formation

... complete privacy, for instance if the company shares are held by a trust, the ownership is legally vested in the trustee, thus gaining the potential for even greater tax planning. International companies are widely used vehicles for holding various investments such as property, shares, patents, etc. and can also be useful in operating trading businesses. Both their tax free status and the secrecy...

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Hong Kong Type 3 (Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading) License

...ome Tax on foreign sourced income; No withholding tax on interest, dividends and royalty No requirement to maintain a local office No requirement to have Hong Kong residents in the structure Hong Kong imposes no restrictions on foreign investments and has no foreign exchange controls General information Company structure Minimum 1 director (can be only natural persons, a...

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