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Dr. Steve Fanny passes away President, finance minister, FSA chair send condolences

By Gerard Govinden   Seychelles has lost one of its brightest minds in the offshore sector, Dr Steve Fanny, who passed away on March, 13th. He was 50 years old.   According to a police communique, Dr. Fanny’s body was found where he was staying in Pointe Au Sel after they had been alerted at around 3.30 pm. The police added that he died from a presumed hanging and they have already opened an investigation and an autopsy will be performed to establish the cause of his death.   Dr. Fanny was the chief executive of the Financial Services Authority (FSA),...

Investment Treaties and Their Role in Protecting Chinese Investors

By Jern-Fei Ng, Stephen Peng, Lan Li, Hussein Haeri and Christina Liew   What is investment treaty protection?   Modern investment treaties as we know them have been around for approximately 60 years. In addition to providing qualifying international investors with substantive protections against unfair treatment, discrimination, and asset expropriation by the host State into which they have invested, one of the key benefits of investment treaties is that they allow investors – companies and even natural persons – to bring arbitration claims directly against States for wrongful treatment of their investments.   This innovation in the world of international dispute resolution originated in the early...

Are You Struggling to Find Quality Agents?

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries and agents for your project or services.       By Matthew Sumner From the months of September to December 2020, China Offshore received 694 requests from different Chinese intermediaries and agents for golden visa and citizenship qualifying projects. In the process of over 1000 conversations with intermediaries and agents that we have spent 10 years building relationships with, they disclosed to us their pains and struggles in working with immigration solution providers like you. What we heard, blew our minds. Here’s a quick summary of the findings....

What are the Real Reasons Chinese Immigrate?

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries and agents for your project or services.        By Matthew Sumner There will be an estimated 2 million Chinese HNW families seeking immigration solutions by 2023. This startling fact does not take into account the middle-class families who also intend to immigrate. I guess that you immediately want to know how to sell your projects in China, right? Well, let me first take you through how I was able to uncover this opportunity and bring this to my clients.  After graduation, I moved to Xi'an, China....

Dominica Blacklisted as a Non-cooperative Jurisdiction for Tax Purposes by the EU Council

By Dominica News Online   Dominica has been added to the list of jurisdictions that are considered non-cooperative for tax purposes by the European Union (EU) Council.   On Monday, February 22, 2021, the council announced that the tax blacklist was due to Dominica receiving a “‘partially compliant’ rating from the Global Forum and has not yet resolved this issue.”   According to a press release, a jurisdiction can be blacklisted if they have “not engaged in constructive dialogue with the EU on tax governance or failed to deliver on their commitments to implement the reforms necessary to comply with a set...

Bank of Asia Powered Up for Its New Chapter of Growth

By Bank of Asia   Mrs. Lorna Smith, OBE welcomed the Bank's guests on behalf of its Chairman, Mr. Carson Wen, and the other members of the Board of Directors.   Chairman of BVI Finance and Regional Managing Director of Trident, Mr. Nick Bishop in his brief remarks, expressed his pleasure and gratitude that the principals of Bank of Asia had taken the decision to open a bank in the BVI. He considered the advent of the Bank of Asia to be a positive story and encouraged the industry to support the Bank.   President of the Bank Ms. Lisa...

Making Shanghai, HK, and Shenzhen Star Financial Centers in the 21st Century

By Wen Sheng   Bolstered by the excessive liquidity in the market to support pandemic-stricken economies and enterprises, major stock markets, from New York and Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai, have boomed in recent months. This once again proves that liquidity is king for the capital market.    The CSI300 index, tracking the 300 biggest traded companies in China's two bourses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, surpassed its 2015 peak in January 2021, after jumping an impressive 28 percent last year. A growing number of investors, from within China and abroad, are pinning high hopes on a continuous significant rally...

Investor Visa for Italy – Get Italian Residency & Citizenship by Investment

Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries and agents for your project or services. Book a call now!     By Schengen Visa Info   The Investor Visa for Italy is a two-year, renewable visa for foreign nationals intending to make a large investment or donation in Italy.   As one of the largest economies in the world as well as a strategic pathway to the European Single Market, in recent years, Italy has taken action trying to paint itself as an attractive location for foreign investors.   One of these steps was introducing a special tax regime, which is particularly targeted towards holders...