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British Virgin Islands

The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

Yesterday an outfit called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a story in several newspapers around the world alleging that close relatives of many of China's senior leaders own companies registered in offshore tax havens including the Brit

Thursday, 23 January, 2014, 2:20pm 1 comment

Analysts divided on impact of Qianhai-BVI move on Hong Kong

Qianhai, the special economic zone in Shenzhen intended as a test bed for China's yuan liberalisation and financial reforms, has strengthened its financial co-operation with the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a leading offshore tax haven, but analysts are divided as to whether the move will be a threat or a benefit to Hong Kong.

16 Jan 2014 - 1:44am

Tax havens in spotlight as nine countries sign up to international tax protocols

A wealth of information about companies and individuals registered in well-known tax havens is set to come to light now that nine more countries have signed up to international tax protocols.

30 May 2013 - 2:18am

Bank chief probed over secret deals

Raiffeisen Bank International chief executive Herbert Stepic owns a Hong Kong firm, Takego, and a BVI firm, Yatsenko International, which he used to buy three flats in Singapore, said a Reuters report that a spokesman for the bank confirmed was accurate.

24 May 2013 - 4:34am

BVI tax haven picks Hong Kong for drive into Asia

The British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean tax haven, is to open an office in Hong Kong, amid mounting pressure on the city itself to be more transparent as offshore havens open up their financial secrets.

16 May 2013 - 4:15am

British Virgin Islands slam company leaks as 'illicit'

The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) called the investigation by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) into BVI’s financial services industry “illicit”. 

11 Apr 2013 - 10:28am 6 comments

Philippines to probe ‘secret’ Marcos offshore trust after leaks expose rich who hide cash

The Philippine government said on Thursday it planned to investigate an allegation that the eldest daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was the beneficiary of a secret offshore trust.

5 Apr 2013 - 10:07am 2 comments

Ruling keeps HK's edge over Singapore

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) decision in January to allow the British Virgin Islands as an acceptable overseas jurisdiction (AOJ) has been welcomed by bankers and analysts, who say the move will help attract companies to the territory for listings.

4 May 2010 - 12:00am

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7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Company profile - Agile Property Holdings

Agile Property Holdings' principal activity is the development and management of property. Other activities include the provision of decoration services and investment holding, with operations carried out in the mainland and the British Virgin Islands.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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