QuadrigaCX – Blockchain and Bankruptcy

In this article, we try to draw some lessons from the collapse of QuadrigaCX to help develop a more robust Blockchain industry in the...
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Cayman avoids EU tax blacklisting

The European Union has not added the Cayman Islands to an expanded EU tax blacklist, but the council of EU finance ministers said in...
Tax

The OECD position on digital taxation fuels the global corporate tax push

In my previous contribution to the Cayman Financial Review, I discussed the European tax agenda for 2019, focusing on the EU initiatives in respect...
Argentina

A brief history of Argentina’s economy

This article will focus on how Argentina went from a semi-barbaric nation after the War of Emancipation to prodcuing one of the highest GDP...

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank launches world’s first central bank-backed digital currency using blockchain technology

On Feb. 21, 2019, history was made at the Easter Caribbean Central Bank headquarters in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, when a watershed contract...
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Has corporate management grown more brazen in abusing creditors?

A pair of recent commentaries on high-profile battles between management and large financial creditors reveals two things: Such battles might be heating up, and...

Growing investor concern about Sweden

Economic policy, both fiscal and monetary, is an often-overlooked factor in investment forecasts. The role of government, even when not openly mismanaged, can easily...

Learning, prosperity and government: A case example of the National Institutes of Health

The rise of the university in the late Middle Ages and its gradual separation from rule by church dogma during the Renaissance was one...
Malta

A review of the world’s offshore financial centers: Malta

In this third article in a series about the world’s premier offshore financial centers we look at the Mediterranean island of Malta. In large part...

Op-ed on the president’s memorandum on housing reform

With a ‘Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform’, issued by the US president in March, the Trump administration has begun to outline how it will...