An entire wall of a courtroom was commandeered to hold the thousands of pages of documents that were considered in the Algosaibi case, which was settled on May 31 in the Grand Court of Grand Cayman after a two-year hearing. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

Longest and costliest Cayman trial goes to appeal

The longest and costliest trial in Cayman’s history ended in first instance in June. The trial, which involved more than 40 lawyers from seven...
Magnifying Glass, Key, House

Impact on real estate industry of a public registry

Clearly, the hot topic right now in the Cayman Islands business community is the U.K. government forcing its overseas territories, Cayman included, to provide...
US/China shipping containers

The original sin

The trade war with China has its roots in that country’s manipulation of its currency, its original trade-related sin. On Dec. 11, 2001, China...
G7 States

Should Trump blow up’ the G-7? History says ‘yes’

It was widely reported by the media around the world in mid-June that U.S. President Donald Trump had “blown up” the Group of Seven...
Compliance

Left behind

The Cayman Islands has had a busy half year when it comes to regulatory compliance. In addition to the rolling out of registration under...
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Canada: Economic trouble is brewing

Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Financial Group weighed in on Canada’s investment woes. “The bottom line is there really is a need for...

Spain’s fiscal outlook

Spain’s fiscal and economic development over the period from 2007 to 2017 reflects two different and politically opposed governments: that of socialist Jose Luis...

The future of the Italian government in Europe

The Italian elections of March 4 marked an unprecedented turning point both for Italy and for the European Union. Two populist parties, the Five...

Everyone is a millionaire

Do a thought experiment. Think back to the year 1979 if you were born before 1964 or, if not, just think back to the...

Good news about redistribution?

Economists, investors and business leaders devote considerable effort to peeling back the layers of causality that impede economic growth. Among the causes are high...

Breaking the ‘Medici Vicious Circle’ – monopolization trends in advanced economies

Competitive markets form the very foundation on which the edifice of the modern liberal economy rests. The neo-classical proposition, under which competition arbitrages away...

Policy solutions for demographic change, growing government liabilities and slowing economic growth

The summer of 2018 began with disagreement among EU leaders. At the top of the agenda: should EU countries take in more migrants? The debate...