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Monitor offshore investments, IMF tells Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has askedMauritius to set up a ‘macro-prudential authority’ to monitor the offshore investments from the island. One of the largest destinations of such offshore investments is the Indian stock market. The proposed authority will have a central role for the banking regulator, the Bank of… – Continue reading

Private Client 2015: Trust & Advisory Services Analysis

In this edition we also include the leading trustees, private bankers and accountants serving the private client industry. RBC Wealth Management leads our research in trust and advisory services with an impressive 18 names recommended. Alan Binnington specialises in establishing and administering trust and fiduciary structures for high net worth… – Continue reading

Mauritius eyes Africa as pressure mounts on offshore business

Mauritius beats Singapore as the world’s top route for foreign investment to India and is a hub for thousands of firms managing half a trillion dollars in assets. But there are only a sprinkling of office blocks in Ebene Cybercity, the heart of the tiny Indian Ocean island’s financial services… – Continue reading

Mauritius Wants To Be To Africa What Dubai Is To The Middle East

Concerned about the impact of tax havens, world powers are tightening the noose on multinationals seeking tax advantages. India wants changes to its tax treaty with Mauritius, forcing the island’s new government to re-examine its business model and focus elsewhere. There is debate in the new government, which took office… – Continue reading

Record redemptions for offshore yuan debt as China opens onshore door wider

Chinese measures to steady its rocky markets are putting the future of the offshore yuan bond market at risk, prompting record redemptions from so-called dim-sum debt funds and choking new issuance, reports Reuters. Just a few years ago investors were lining up to buy these offshore bonds denominated in a… – Continue reading

Mauritius plans derivatives platform in bid for African business – minister

EBENE, Mauritius, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Mauritius plans to launch a trading platform to hedge African currencies against the U.S. dollar, part of a bid to expand its role as a financial hub for the continent, the financial services minister said. The Indian Ocean island is also in talks to… – Continue reading

Nigeria: Seychelles-Nigeria Investment Forum Expected to Boost Trade Says Outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Seychelles

Victoria Seychelles — Promoting cooperation between African countries and increasing trade and industry have been the main focus of diplomatic work of the outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Seychelles, Solomon Akintola Oyateru, during his term in office. High Commissioner Oyateru made this statement in an interview with the press at… – Continue reading

Tax rate on intellectual property profits would be cut to approximately 10% and appreciated intellectual property could be repatriated free of current tax under bipartisan innovation box proposal

On July 29, 2015, Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Richard Neal (D-MA) released a bipartisan discussion draft of proposed Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) amendments that would cut the United States income tax rate on corporate profits generated from patents and certain other intellectual property to approximately 10% (the “Tax Rate… – Continue reading

Axa Wealth sees offshore jump despite ‘unsettled’ 2015

Axa Wealth International saw its funds under management grow by 3% to reach £9.1bn over the first half of 2015, despite a changing distribution landscape creating “unsettled” conditions. Following the release of Axa Wealth’s H1 2015 results, Mike Foy, managing director at the company’s international division, said increasingly fluid distribution… – Continue reading