November 13, 2019

FDI from Cayman Islands jumps 1,600%, tops inflows from Germany

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By Dipu Rai From DNA India The Cayman Islands, one of the most notorious tax havens in the world, has flooded 1,600% more money as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity into Indian market during the financial year 2017-18. Cayman Island recorded as the biggest growth in FDI equity inflow among the top ten FDI source […]

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean falls for the third straight year in 2017, totaling $161.673 billion dollars

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In a new annual report, ECLAC calls on governments to incentivize quality investment that is compatible with sustainable development. (July 5, 2018) Despite an international context characterized by stronger growth in the global economy, abundant international liquidity, high corporate returns and optimism in financial markets, the flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Latin America […]

Guernsey sponsors green investment fund certification

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By Timothy Conley From FDI The UK Channel Island of Guernsey has announced the launch of a new green investment accreditation system to promote environmental innovation. Timothy Conley reports. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has released a set of rules and standards for the island’s recently developed green investment fund initiative. The commision plans to […]

The Cayman conundrum: why is one tiny archipelago the largest financial centre in Latin America and the Caribbean?

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By Dr Jan Fichtner From LSE Analysing how millions of multinational corporations structure their global ownership chains reveals that Cayman acts as a ‘sink’ offshore financial centre where foreign capital accumulates and data trails often end, writes Jan Fichtner (University of Amsterdam). Try to guess what the top destination of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) […]

FDI from tax havens poses risks to economy

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From VietNam Net VietNamNet Bridge – The cash flow from tax havens is often risky, especially without adequate technical and tax barriers, say analysts. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, tax heaven, FIA, MPI […]

Computer scientists reveal the hidden architecture of tax havens—and how to beat them

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By Tim Fenholz From Quartz We know there are tax havens. We just can’t agree on where they are. Although many countries recognize that major corporations divert tax revenue—there’s a reason, after all, why US multinationals hold more than $2 trillion overseas—collective action is tough. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and the International Monetary Fund […]

Did NDTV violate FDI laws to set up its entertainment ventures?

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By Suhasini Krishnan From The Quint In a contentious revelation, PGurus, a collective of journalists, economists and other experts, has claimed that Prannoy Roy’s New Delhi Television (NDTV) had floated shell companies – or non-trading companies used for financial manoeuvring – in Netherlands, and routed money by violating India’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms. However, […]

Plans to overhaul global tax system to be published

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By Colm Keena From The Irish Times OECD report will contain major challenges and opportunities for Ireland The changes to global tax rules are considered by Irish tax experts and policymakers to contain both threats and potential advantages for Ireland. The changes to global tax rules are considered by Irish tax experts and policymakers to […]

Common rules (not rates) should be the answer to tax competition in the EU

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By Peter Dietsch From Social Europe Tax avoidance is a key problem for European countries, with the EU taking several steps to try and limit the ability of businesses to shift their profits to low-tax jurisdictions. Peter Dietsch writes on the nature of the problem and what can be done to tackle it. He argues […]

Caribbean Investment Summit brings much needed focus to the region

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 15, 2015. Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) from European investors for some of the Caribbean’s most promising projects was the aim of the Caribbean Investment Summit 2015 (CIS) hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) last week. After a […]