Vodafone questions Indian tax authorities


One of the world’s largest telecommunication companies has continued its dispute with tax authorities in India.

Jersey makes it to the top 25 of the Global Financial Centres Index


The think tank Z/Yen, based in the City of London, has published first Global Financial Centres Index for year 2012.

Isle of Man is a leading jurisdiction for the buying up UK property


The rules for acquiring residential property in UK are such that a buyer of a house or an apartment valued over 1mln. pounds must pay a stamp duty of 5%. But quite a few buyers managed to avoid it.

The Double taxation agreement between Russia and Cyprus has been ratified by Russian Duma


About a week ago Russian Duma (the lower house of Parliament) has approved the double taxation agreement with Cyprus.

Facebook tax planning


As Facebook IPO is getting close, details about company’s finances and corporate structure are being revealed.

Financial services industry in Switzerland is due to decline and in Asia it is expected to rise


Economic research and consultancy company Bak Basel has released a study called “Financial Centre Zurich 2011”.

Cayman Economic Zone begins accepting companies


The benefits for the investors are exemptions from income and corporate taxes and much more.

Foreigners are attracted to London real estate


In 2011 citizens of foreign countries have spent 4 billion pounds on London real estate. In some of those deals offshore companies were used.

Guernsey is set to keep zero-ten tax regime


EU Group of Conduct on Business Taxation made its preliminary decision concerning the taxation regimes of Isle of Man and Jersey. Now Guernsey is to be reviewed.

Cyprus remains the leading jurisdiction by the amount of direct investment to Ukraine


State statistics office of Ukraine has published a study of direct foreign investment to the state during January-September of 2011.

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