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A raising trend of investment scams in Australia

**Scamwatch**, an organization operated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), recently released a report stating that **investment scams in Australia are becoming ever more frequent**. In the mid of June, from 18/06/2018 to 24/06/2018, the **top scams that targeted Australians were investment schemes**. In the course of these fraudulent schemes, Australians reported lo...

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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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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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The Great Step Towards China

...e, experience and resources marking 2017 as the beginning of establishment of long-term reciprocal cooperation based on transparency and win-win solutions. Fr om September 9th to 11th the Offshorelicense Ltd participated in the 19th International investment and Finance Expo, one of China's largest financial expos that took place in Guangzhou, Import and Export Fair Complex (第十九届广州...

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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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Mauritius Global Business Category 1 (GBC1)

...ich Mauritius signed with other jurisdictions. Reason for this is that a GBC1 formation is developed, for tax purposes, to be resident in Mauritius. A business unit retaining a GBC1 license are able to participate any activity starting from simple investment holding, fund management, insurance to other non-banking financial services. Recently the legislation of Mauritius was amended. In accor...

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Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to establish an Innovative Hub

...lot of benefits, but also brings forth a great number of risks and one of those being the money laundering risk, it is understandable why CySEC wants to get a better grasp of it. CySEC also noted that it wants to get a better understanding of new investment products and platforms that use blockchain. Specifically, the regulator wants to take count of the risks and benefits involved in using suc...

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Litigation

...ency has been in the financial space as both a threat and an innovation to the business and economic scene. Budget investors have been swayed by the virtual monetary device that offers anonymity, easy international transactions,and feasibility as an investment instrument. Its familiarity has bred numerous investors in the market. Their rising number has now been converted to the increased value...

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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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Hedge fund billionaire joined crypto market

**Steven Cohen, better known as the “Hedge Fund King”, recently has enter the crypto market.** Cohen through his venture capital firm, Cohen Private Ventures, made a significant investment in cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Autonomous Partners, as was stated in the Fortune [article](http://fortune.com/2018/07/12/steven-cohens-bitcoin-crypto-autonomous-partners/){._blank} published on the 1...

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List of ICOs to watch in June

...dIn profiles; (II) learn every aspect of the project’s whitepaper such as monetization, marketing strategy, scaling, etc.; (III) analyze the legal nature of your potential token (IV); consult with legal and financial advisors regarding your future investment. Given the above, investing in the cryptocurrency and ICO is a very painstaking and risky step, which must be approached as meticulousl...

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Too old for trading

...d different prohibitions and restrictions regarding the minimum age requirement to open an account with any financial services company, including a Forex brokerage, hardly anyone dares to discuss the upper age restriction when it comes to trading or investment. The are a lot of factors which contributed to this silence: (i) desire to be politically correct, (ii) fear of being accused of discrimina...

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New securities policies from Bahamas Regulator

...of Bahamas (SCB) which will affect different aspects of securities laws. The following documents were published on the Commission official website: (i) **Due Diligence Refresher Policy**; (ii) **Reclassification and Downgrade of an Unrestricted investment Fund Administrator License**; (iii) **Regulatory Capital Calculation for Firms Managing and Advising on Securities Policy**. The first o...

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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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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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Chinese Financial Services Opening Up to Foreigners

...reign ownership will be treated the same way as those with domestic capital**. Moving forward to stock markets - changes will apply as well. From the May 1st, 2018, daily stock quota between the Hong Kong and mainland will change. Hong Kong-bound investment will be increased to CNY42bn and Shanghai-bound and Shenzhen-bound to CNY52bn for investment. These **changes will open new ways for trader...

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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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Secrets of starting a business in the UAE

...es taxation policy of the UAE favorable for fresh business. There is a very important point to consider when forming your company in the United Arab Emirates. It consists of seven Emirates, which have different free trade areas, customs rules and investment climate. Different zones have different control authorities, trading requirements and documentation. You should perform a detailed study of...

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Pros and cons of Labuan company formation

... low taxes for international business. For example, company’s paid-up capital is limited to 1$ and you can also enjoy advantages of paying only 3% or fixed amount of profit tax per year. Setting up a business in Malaysia can also be profitable for investment companies as it can act without separate property, assets and wealth management. This means that doing business in Malaysia can grant your ...

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Starting your own business in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

... country operates according to them. This law package is aimed at support of international business like in other popular offshore jurisdictions. Strong growth of international St. Vincent company numbers was observed in early 2000s, when a National investment Promotion Agency started. What business structures are allowed when registering a company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines? In additio...

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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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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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Move business wisely. What to consider when choosing offshore jurisdiction?

...Legal part also plays a big role in company formation. Comfortable offshore climate often depends on local regulations. Most considered branches are: asset protection legislation, confidentiality conditions, international business functioning rules, investment laws and taxes. Due to this, many worldwide-known offshore jurisdictions became popular: Cyprus, Switzerland, the UAE and other. Considerin...

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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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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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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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Why do they always choose Cyprus?

...king about banking system, Cyprus jurisdiction also is on a high level. Offshorelicense Ltd specialists are ready to help you analyze banking facilities in Cyprus and select the one most suitable for your company. Depending on your needs you can use investment, financial, retail banking and choose between loan types, management variations and other services. This means that companies with differen...

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God Save the Queen. Paradise Papers Revelation

...ls and companies. Now is the time for the **Paradise Papers** and we are on it to analyze deeper. Leaked documents were published on November 5, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported 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 circu...

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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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Review of the Funds in Cayman Islands

...funds is USD 2.526 trillion. The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority also foresees that evolution and development of the funds sector in the Cayman Islands will continue to progress. **Offshorelicense Ltd** is continuously observing the changes in investment climate all over the world. Do not miss the latest news on our blog!

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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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Открытие счета в банке Deltec

... решения для удовлетворения уникальных потребностей своих клиентов. В группу компаний Deltec входят Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, Deltec Fund Services Limited, Deltec investment Advisers Limited, Deltec Securities Ltd. и Long Cay Captive Management. Требования Ожидается, что кли...

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Открытие счета в банке Deltec

... решения для удовлетворения уникальных потребностей своих клиентов. В группу компаний Deltec входят Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, Deltec Fund Services Limited, Deltec investment Advisers Limited, Deltec Securities Ltd. и Long Cay Captive Management. Требования Ожидается, что кли...

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Лицензия форекс брокера на Кипре

...нкам финансовых инструментов (MiFID). Существует два типа лицензий на Кипре, применимых для форекс, и обычно компании известны как CIF - Cyprus investment Firm: Стандартная лицензия – примерно 125,000.00 Евро, брокер может держать ден...

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Брокерская лицензия на Лабуане

...регистрирована в Лабуане. Названия компаний, требующие получения разрешения или лицензии: Bank, building society, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, investment fund, trust, trustees, Chamber of Commerce, university, municipal или их эквиваленты на иностранных языка...

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Лицензия Форекс - Британские Виргинские острова

...мать решение о требуемом капитале, обычно он составляет от 100 000,00 до 250 000,00 долларов США. Non-refundable licence application fee payable to the FSC: USD$ 1,000 Initial investment Business Licence fee payable to the FSC: USD$ 1,500 (NB: если лицензия после 30 июня, то эта сумма ...

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Лицензия на управление фондом в Лабуане

...регистрирована в Лабуане. Названия компаний, требующие получения разрешения или лицензии: Bank, building society, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, investment fund, trust, trustees, Chamber of Commerce, university, municipal или их эквиваленты на иностранных языка...

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Токен бизнес лицензия в Лабуане

...регистрирована в Лабуане. Названия компаний, требующие получения разрешения или лицензии: Bank, building society, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, investment fund, trust, trustees, Chamber of Commerce, university, municipal или их эквиваленты на иностранных языка...

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Регистрация компании для криптовалют в Великобритании

...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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