Category: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Seychelles and Mauritius Financial Regulators Start Cooperation

The financial watchdogs of Mauritius and the Seychelles have joined together in a Memorandum of Understanding. The Financial Services Commission of Mauritius (FSC Mauritius) and the Financial Services Authority of the Seychelles (FSA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the beginning of March. According to… – Continue reading

Northern Ireland signs MoU on setting corporation tax rate

Northern Ireland has moved one step closer to setting its own corporation tax rate when its Department of Finance and Personnel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HMRC, Economia reports. This sets out the arrangements for developing the necessary systems for devolving the tax, which will still be administered… – Continue reading

The Netherlands and Georgia conclude a MoU with respect to the Exchange of Information for Tax Matters

On January 6, 2016 the text of the Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the Exchange of Information for Tax Matters as concluded between the Competent Authorities of the Netherlands and Georgia (Hereafter: the MoU) was published in the Dutch Staatscourant. The MoU was signed by the Dutch competent authorities… – Continue reading

MoU signed with BD, Bahrain

Bangladesh and Bahrain have signed three instruments in Manama to further strengthen cooperation in various fields between the two countries. The instruments are Agreement on the Reciprocal Protection and Promotion of Investment, Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and a MoU on Foreign Office Consultations. The first two instruments… – Continue reading

Ministry of Finance hosts Ethiopian delegation

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, received a delegation from Ethiopia at the Ministry of Finance headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was held to discuss investment opportunities and economic cooperation between UAE and Ethiopia. The agreement on the avoidance of double taxation on income signed… – Continue reading

Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan sign cooperation agreements

Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday signed a host of bilateral agreements and a MoU, covering various fields of cooperation. The signing ceremony, at Bayan Palace, was attended by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, visiting Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad… – Continue reading

Iran, Hungary ink 8 coop. documents

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) – Islamic Republic of Iran and Hungary signed eight cooperation documents for widening and deepening of relations. During his visit to Tehran, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, heading a group of 120 economic activists, businessmen and officials from the European country’s banks, and Iranian side signed… – Continue reading

United States: FATCA Transitional Rules Extended

Financial institutions, partner jurisdictions and affected stakeholders have been working to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) since its enactment in March 2010. Time and again, as key implementation dates draw near, stakeholders redouble their efforts to satisfy these deadlines. Nonetheless, some stakeholders are not as prepared as… – Continue reading

BEPS for beginners – Preparing to comply

As discussed in the previous edition, due to current worldwide developments including the OECD’s move to curb tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), tax policy is changing significantly. In Ghana for example, a Transfer Pricing Regulations was passed in 2012 which aimed to ensure that the tax base of… – Continue reading

Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs the Cabinet session 3 Jeddah

The Cabinet, then discussed a number of domestic issues and, in this regard, expressed thanks to and appreciation of the competent security agencies and Saudi Customs for their following-up, monitoring and preventing drug smuggling attempts into the Kingdom and the arrest of those involved in the smuggling and their recipients,… – Continue reading

Guernsey: What Guernsey Can Offer Chinese HNWIs’

In September 2014, the Hurun Research Institute published its annual listing of the richest people in China. It showed that IT tycoon Ma Yun had increased his personal fortune during the last year by 500% to $25 billion and in doing so, had climbed to first position on the list…. – Continue reading

IRS implements final changes to competent authority process

On August 12, 2015, the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2015-40, which revises the procedures for obtaining competent authority (CA) assistance concerning issues arising under U.S. income tax treaties. This revenue procedure replaces current guidance, which was last updated almost 10 years ago, in Rev. Proc. 2006-54. Revisions to the former… – Continue reading

Mauritius-Ghana Signature of Three Memoranda of Understanding

PRESS RELEASE Three Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)/Agreements on bilateral cooperation between Mauritius and Ghana in various fields were exchanged yesterday at New Treasury Building, in Port Louis. The documents concluded pertain to the following: mutual visa exemption; standardisation and conformity assessment; and, tertiary education. The exchange of MOUs was held… – Continue reading

Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility To Close In December

The UK and Liechtenstein have published a Joint Declaration that provides for the early closure of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility. The UK’s March 2015 Budget brought forward the final date for registration to participate in the LDF from April 2016 to December 31, 2015. The Joint Declaration, signed this month,… – Continue reading

Cabinet approves co­op agreements with several countries

KUWAIT, July 13 (KUNA) ¬¬ The cabinet, under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al¬Mubarak Al¬Hamad Al¬Sabah, approved Monday a number of agreements to boost cooperation with several friendly countries. The endorsed agreements included a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in social insurance with Bahraini government,… – Continue reading

Public Bank ties up with Japanese banks

PETALING JAYA: Public Bank Bhd yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saitama Resona Bank Ltd and Kinki Osaka Bank Ltd to cross-sell each other’s banking products in Malaysia and Japan. Saitama Resona Bank and Kinki Osaka Bank are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Resona Holdings Inc, which also owns Resona… – Continue reading

Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire Sign MoU

The Ethiopian Investment Commission and Center for the Promotion of Investments in Cŏte ďIvoire (CEPICI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which would serve as a guideline to augment commercial exchanges,implement joint investment projects and boost economic cooperation among others, between the two countries. Speaking at Ethio-Ivorian Business and Investment… – Continue reading