9 March 2018

LABUAN – New Directive On Labuan Company Trading In Non-Petroleum And Related Commodities

With effect from 1 March 2018, Non-Petroleum and Non-Petroleum-Related commodities shall no longer be classified as qualifying commodities under the GIFT programme. In this regard, no […]
21 February 2018

SINGAPORE – 2018 Budget

Budget 2018 was announced by the Singapore Government on 19 Feb 2018. The Government continues to focus on long term investments to prepare Singapore for three […]
26 January 2018

HONG KONG– Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018

Hong Kong Companies Registry had announced today the commencement of operation of the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 (“the Amendment Ordinance”) with effect from 1 March 2018. […]
10 January 2018

LABUAN – Leasing Business

The Labuan Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) has issued new Guidelines for Labuan companies carrying out leasing business in the Labuan IBFC. This Guidelines comes into effect […]
5 January 2018

LABUAN – Money Broking Business

The Labuan Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) has issued new Guidelines for money broking business that is carried on in the Labuan IBFC. This Guidelines comes into […]
26 October 2017

LABUAN – Issuance Of Sukuk

On October 24, 2017, an Explanatory Note on Issuance and Subscription of Islamic bond (Sukuk) in Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) has been introduced […]
23 October 2017

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Foundation Companies Now Available

Foundation companies may be incorporated in the Cayman Islands with effect from 19 October 2017. The foundation company will be a highly flexible vehicle for achieving […]
19 October 2017

SINGAPORE – Inward Re-domiciliation Regime

The Singapore Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (“Companies Act”) has introduced an inward re-domiciliation regime in Singapore, to allow foreign corporate entities to transfer their registration to […]
12 October 2017

CAYMAN ISLANDS – New AML Regulations

The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (“AML Regulations”) came into force on 2 October 2017. The AML Regulations demonstrate Cayman’s ongoing commitment to complying with the highest […]
12 October 2017

HONG KONG – Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address

  Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, delivered her first Policy Address yesterday, 11/10/2017.  A highlighted area within the Address was the proposals surrounding […]