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Quarterly Review

Premier McLaughlin leads new 13-member coalition government The May 24 general election in the Cayman Islands brought about days of political scrambling as 19 elected...
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The offshore future is bright

During a recent STEP Caribbean conference in Grand Cayman, Tim Ridley, past chairman of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, listed the attributes that will...

Putting Venezuela on the path to prosperity

With the current Maduro regime on the ropes due to increased discontent and unrest from all sectors of Venezuelan society, many analysts are beginning...

Known to me

Unfortunately, being a man or woman of your word is not an acceptable regulatory standard for compliance.Gone are the days when it was acceptable...

Taxation in the global economy: Balancing competitiveness and solvency

It seems the Administration is using economic growth like magic beans – the cheap solution to all our problems. But there is no golden...

Fake economic news

Fake news is the name given primarily to political news that is not true. Unfortunately, much economic news is also not true, because the...

Whither free trade?

To answer the question, “Whither free trade?” it is necessary first to answer the prior question: “Whatever happened to free trade?” Whatever happened to free...

Entrepreneurial transfer pricing – embracing the arm’s length principle

By publicizing exaggerated tax gap estimates and demonizing tax avoidance schemes based on allegedly abusive transfer pricing schemes, governments and advocates of big-government are...

Antigua and Dominica make changes to diplomatic passports as proper regulation of citizenship-by-investment continues...

In 2017, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica have made changes to the operation of diplomatic passports while the St. Kitts government continues to debate...

The deteriorating investment climate in South Africa

In 1994 South Africa, led by its iconic first democratic president Nelson Mandela, was the darling of the world. Investors flocked to the newly...

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