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China’s Belt and Road Investment in Africa and the Use of Offshore Finance
Corporate

China’s Belt and Road Investment in Africa and the Use of Offshore Finance

Offshore vehicles are beneficial for private investors’ participating in the the “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) which was instigated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to convert what was once known as the Silk Road to a modern trade and economic cooperation project spanning 71 countries.
CIRC Promotes Foreign Private Equity Participation in Restructurings
Corporate

CIRC Promotes Foreign Private Equity Participation in Restructurings

On 29 June 2018 the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued its Administrative Measures for Financial Assets Investment Companies (Trial) (the Measures). The overall gist of the Measures is to bring about deleveraging and meaningful restructuring of indebted companies (both balance sheet and operational). To achieve this goal, the CIRC wants domestic banks to be shareholders of financial asset investment companies, and will also allow any proportion of foreign investor participation.
Repairing and Preparing
BVI property and real estate

Repairing and Preparing

Many owners of hurricane damaged properties have now either agreed a settlement figure after filing an insurance claim, or received an insurance payout. As a result, an increasing number of property owners have the benefit of greater certainty in relation to their financial position and are able to commit to undertaking repairs. This article aims to address some of the main pitfalls that property owners should bear in mind when planning and undertaking work to their properties. Download the PDF to read the full article from VI Property and Yacht's July 2018 edition.
European Union: adoption of the fifth anti-money laundering directive
Anti money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing compliance

European Union: adoption of the fifth anti-money laundering directive

On 30 May 2018, Directive (EU) 2018/843 amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, and amending Directives 2009/138/EC and 2013/36/EU (5AMLD) was adopted. This Directive should be transposed into national law by 10 January 2020.
Sanctions in a globalised economy
Financial and economic sanctions

Sanctions in a globalised economy

We are living in a globalised age. Whilst the developed economies of the world are usually keen for markets to open and remain open for business, sanctions represents a unique instance where otherwise open economies may be forcibly closed from investors and the global economy at large. In Cyprus, the Russia and Iran sanctions regimes represent cases in point on this. This article was originally published in Greek, on http://www.sigmalive.com/
A Resurgent Argentina Seems Set to be Counting Amongst the Giants of Emerging Economies
Banking and Finance

A Resurgent Argentina Seems Set to be Counting Amongst the Giants of Emerging Economies

International investors have always had a tumultuous relationship with Argentina. Sovereign defaults, economic decline, and general despair with the previous populist governments have plagued the once sixth-richest country globally for much for the twenty-first century. However, now, with a new president in place resulting in stability and fiscal growth including a sustained period of economic and trade resurgence we see one of Latin America’s largest economies on the right path that should propel it to take its rightful place in the world. Download the PDF to read Nicole Pineda's article in Intercontinental Finance.