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18 октября, 15:41

Украина впервые включила в список санкций несколько оффшорных компаний

Украина впервые включила в список санкций несколько оффшорных компаний, которые создают угрозу национальным интересам, а именно: Judson Trading Limited (Кипр), Rock Ranch Properties S.A.(Панама), Powerful Choice Tech Ltd (Британские Виргинские Острова), Global Games Ltd (Белиз), Novastar Group Ltd (Белиз), Gordon Solution Ltd (Британские виргинские острова).

17 октября, 13:00

Юрий Явтушенко: «Нынешняя культура страхового бизнеса – ущербна»

Владелец страховой компании «Саламандра-Украина» – об особенностях работы отечественного страхового рынка и новых алгоритмах кризис-менеджмента в этой отрасли

13 октября, 14:18

The 9 Top Spots For Americans Who Want To Live In Mexico

9 Top Spots For Living In Mexico In most of the countries I talk about, there is usually one stand-out place. Sometimes, two... When I talk about Colombia, for instance, Medellín comes out tops. In the Dominican Republic, it's the Samana Peninsula. In Belize, it's a toss-up between the Cayo and the Cayes. But in Mexico, there are so many top options for living and investing on the table that it's hard to pick a winner. So here's a rundown of my favorite nine places to hang your hat In Mexico, to the beach and beyond: The Beaches The options are so broad for seaside living that you can actually specify a price point, a convenience factor, and a lifestyle, and still have plenty of options. On the east coast, you have: 1. Cancún, one of Mexico's top two resort towns. Cancún was nothing more than a small fishing village when it was targeted for development in 1974. As it exploded into a tourist mecca of more than 700,000, the swath of development extended southward to Playa del Carmen... transforming Cancún from a fishing village to a town of more than 150,000 today. 2. Playa del Carmen ("Playa" to the locals) It's just 57 minutes south of Cancún, and it has taken over as the region's chic place to be (and the place to be seen). You'll find vacationing Europeans and North Americans as well as a sizeable number of expats in residence. Just off the town square is the renowned Avenida Quinta (5th Avenue) running parallel to the shore and offering more than 20 blocks of fine restaurants and shops. It's almost as big a draw as the beautiful beaches. The Riviera Maya is the section of Caribbean coast on the eastern side of the Yucatán Peninsula between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It's about 125 miles long. 3. Tulum Just a few years ago, the town of Tulum (where we convened for our conference last week) consisted of a handful of cabins and a few fishing shacks. Today, the census counts more than 18,000 people in Tulum. This is a particular point of opportunity. The Riviera Maya features warm Caribbean waters and pristine beaches. Also, the Great Mayan Reef -- the largest coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean -- is located offshore, providing world-class diving and snorkeling. Another draw to this area is the presence of the best preserved Mayan archeological sites... plus a few world-class golf courses to round out the local attractions. Moving to the west coast, there's... 4. Puerto Peñasco The seaside resort that's most convenient to the United States by car... just over an hour from the border. Also known as Rocky Point, it has been a playground for the western United States and Canada for almost 100 years. Homeowners in Puerto Peñasco can drive over the border and head right for their seaside home without even stopping to register their car. Yet the beaches are second to none. Puerto Peñasco enjoys warm, calm waters all year, broad, sandy beaches, lots of housing options, and low property prices. Best of all, you can find two-bedroom condos on this beach starting at just US$109,000. Perfect for a vacation home or a weekend getaway. 5. Mazatlán Mazatlán has rebounded from the 70s and 80s when it was mostly forgotten as a resort. Today, its 20 miles of beaches and boardwalks are once again as busy as when John Wayne and Gary Cooper were in town. Even better, the historic center has been renovated over the past 10 years. Now it's a fine example of Spanish-colonial America, with plenty of world-class restaurants, sidewalk cafés, and a beachfront promenade. 6. Puerto Vallarta It has been one of Mexico's most popular resorts since the 1960s, although its rich colonial history goes back hundreds of years. Unlike many resort areas, PV has a number of coastal sections with beaches interspersed among them... meaning different areas have their own unique character. Puerto Vallarta excels when it comes to ocean views. Here you'll find lots of properties perched on lush, green hillsides and long views looking out to the ocean. Beyond The Beach Not everyone is a beach person. Many full-time expats prefer the ambiance and brilliant weather of Mexico's colonial heartland, including these three top towns where expats have settled... 7. San Miguel de Allende San Miguel de Allende is a remarkably beautiful and sociable colonial town. Many expats believe that it's the finest example of colonial living abroad... in any country... and thousands of expats call it home. Its magnificent historic center is mostly level -- great for walking -- and full of delights for visitors and residents. The quantity of first-class restaurants and fine shopping venues per block is probably unmatched anywhere else in Mexico. 8. Guanajuato Guanajuato is another colonial gem, but it's a gem that's less polished and more natural than San Miguel de Allende. Instead of San Miguel's thousands of expats, Guanajuato's expat community numbers in the hundreds. It's still a large town with everything you need--plus beautiful architecture--but it's more of a "Mexican" town, with less expat influence. 9. Álamos A small town of less than 25,000 people, but the state of restoration and preservation in its historic center is beyond anything we've seen anywhere. Of the dozens of Latin American cities that bill themselves as a "bohemian town that's home to artists, writers, musicians, and poets," Álamos is the only one where we've actually seen a large percentage of artists, writers, musicians, and poets. For a small-town alternative to cities like San Miguel, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca, Álamos is the best we've found. Faced with all these options, how do you find the place that's right for you? It all comes down to personal taste and priorities. But it's hard to imagine how anybody couldn't find something to suit them in Mexico... whatever their budget. Related Articles: Why Living In Mexico Is An Easy Option For Expats Best Place To Invest In Mexico's Riviera Maya? Think Tulum! Why This Expat Chose Mérida, Mexico, As His Overseas Home Earlier on Huff/Post50: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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11 октября, 16:55

Lionfish Jewelry Saves Reefs, Provides Income

Women in Caribbean nations are creating and selling jewelry made from the fins of the invasive Red Lionfish - an innovative program that promotes eradication of the destructive species while boosting incomes of poor families in fishing villages. Communications Officer Pabsy Pabalan learns how the program got started and how it's changing lives. For more information visit: https://lapazgroup.net/2015/09/15/belize-lionfish-jewelry-update/ ***

07 октября, 14:17

One Of The Most Affordable Options For Retirement In The Caribbean

An Affordable Piece Of Paradise In The Caribbean I am a big fan of little Belize. I've been recommending Ambergris Caye, Belize's Caribbean face, for years and, more recently, the country's Cayo District for its back-to-basics self-resilient lifestyle. Another part of this country is worth a look, too. Northern Belize is a remote region of tropical rivers, hardwood forests, traditional farms, sleepy rural villages, and breezy Caribbean seashores. This is a refreshingly off-the-radar place where residents embrace a simple, friendly, by-the-sea lifestyle. It is also the best value destination in Belize and one of the most affordable options for retirement in the Caribbean. Northern Belize is an area of about 2,500 square miles and the point where the Caribbean and Central America meet. As that geographic juxtaposition suggests, the population is diverse, and it is becoming more so as North American retirees are beginning to recognize what this overlooked part of Belize has to offer and settling here in growing numbers. Northern Belize's remoteness is part of its appeal, but remote living has its disadvantages, especially in retirement. This is why the proximity of this part of Belize to Chetumal, Mexico, just across the border, is so important. The town of Corozal in Northern Belize is a gateway town to Chetumal and from there to Merida and Cancun beyond. In Northern Belize, you could enjoy a bargain Caribbean lifestyle with easy access to shopping, city distractions, and, very important, medical care in Chetumal. Belizeans are known for their hospitality. Plus, they all speak English, so new friendships are quickly and easily made. Corozal is home to an established and growing expat community, but this group is well integrated with the local Belizean community. Living here, how would you fill your days? Sailing around Sarteneja, horseback riding at Chan Chich, kayaking at Orchid Bay, fishing at Bacalar Chico, or bird watching at Crooked Tree Lodge, and you wouldn't ever lack for company, Belizean or expat, if you wanted it. While some expat retirees are prepared to be pioneers and carve a homestead out of the jungle or maybe plant a farm, most prefer to settle in a town (the three most appealing for expat retirees are Sarteneja, Corozal, and Orange Walk) or in one of the expat pockets developing in places like 4 Mile Lagoon and Gringo Lane. In recent years, planned communities have developed specifically with the foreign retiree in mind. Property taxes are miniscule in Belize. This is a plus on one hand, but it means that municipal services are thin on the ground. There just aren't funds to support them, thus the appeal of the organized and private communities that are evolving. These are places where you can enjoy a laid-back, bargain Caribbean lifestyle in Northern Belize while maintaining a North American standard of living. Retirees settling in this part of Belize are launching all manner of businesses, from restaurants, bars, and B&Bs to construction services and farming. Others are well and truly retired, choosing to spend their days deciding which book to read next or which restaurant to boat over to for lunch. Corozal (which is both a town and a district) maintains a Friendship List so expats can stay in touch and know what's going on. Every Wednesday, foreign retirees and residents meet at Jam Rock Restaurant for darts. One Thursday per month is the Corozal Women's Forum. Fridays are for Happy Hour and potluck dinners in expats' homes. The third Saturday of each month is Art in the Park, when local artists set up tables to display and sell their work. There's a local chapter of the Rotary Club, a Sailing Club, and Full Moon concerts in front of the Corozal House of Culture. Despite the growing expat influence and excluding most waterfront property, real estate in this part of the country is still priced for the Belizean market. This is unusual and likely won't continue much longer. The presence of foreign buyers eventually translates to pricing for foreign buyers. This hasn't happened yet, though, meaning a window of opportunity. As anywhere in the world, waterfront land is the highest priced and much more expensive than inland property. Still, the cost of waterfront in Northern Belize is a bargain compared with prices out on Ambergris and Belize's other cayes and an even greater bargain compared with values elsewhere in the Caribbean. It's possible to buy a sea-view lot for as little as US$30,000 or a small but turn-key casita in some of the development communities in the region for less than US$200,000. Also recently on the market was a seafront house in Sarteneja built to U.S. standards on 1 acre of land and listed for US$299,000. Inland you can find larger properties suitable for farming. If this idea interests you and you're willing to dig deep and talk to the locals, you can find land for as little as US$1,000 per acre. Related Articles: Life On Ambergris Caye, Belize's Mini-Melting Pot Buying Real Estate In Belize: What You Need To Know Perfect Caribbean Cooking And Fresh Food In Belize Earlier on Huff/Post50: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

06 октября, 18:03

Helping Countries Strengthen their AML/CFT and Prudential Regimes

​ As finance officials from around the world gather in Washington for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, facilitating continued access to the global financial system, including through correspondent banking relationships, remains an issue of shared interest.  The U.S. Treasury Department will participate in a number of multilateral events and bilateral discussions where the twin objectives of financial transparency and financial inclusion will be front and center.  These activities will take place against the backdrop of Treasury’s continued international engagement with the G-20, the Financial Action Task Force, and the Financial Stability Board, and through regional public-private dialogues on these issues.  The goal of this multifaceted effort is to ensure a well-functioning, accessible, transparent, resilient financial system.   An important aspect of this work is providing technical assistance to countries that are committed to building strong anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and prudential oversight regimes—regimes that rely on clear requirements, effective supervision, and meaningful and proportionate enforcement.  Last month, G-20 Leaders called on member countries along with the IMF and World Bank to intensify their support of expanded technical assistance directed at these efforts.  To that end, the Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is initiating new projects and proactively assessing requests for assistance from countries that have expressed concerns about a decline in access to correspondent banking relationships in their countries, coupled with a commitment to enhance their AML/CFT regime.  For example, in Belize, OTA will help to develop the capacity of the financial intelligence unit as the central focus of that country’s AML/CFT regime.  Similarly, a recently completed OTA assessment of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, which supervises banks in eight Caribbean countries, concluded that there is potential for an effective AML/CFT technical assistance engagement there.  And, in Somalia, OTA will build out its existing technical assistance engagement with the Central Bank of Somalia with the aim of facilitating remittance flows via safe and secure channels.  In all, OTA is currently executing 30 projects globally focused on helping countries strengthen their AML/CFT and prudential banking supervision regimes.   Taken together, these initiatives underscore the commitment of the Treasury Department and the U.S. government to advance the causes of financial transparency and financial inclusion, as we work to further advance a safe and sound financial system.    Larry McDonald is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technical Assistance Policy and Michael Pisa is a Senior Policy Expert in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.   ###

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06 октября, 15:04

Ysaguirre leaves Central Bank of Belize

Central Banking Former energy minister replaces central bank governor as term comes to an end Former energy minister replaces central bank governor as term comes to an end; Joy Grant will take charge as economy struggles

04 октября, 20:36

Расследование: бывшие топ-чиновники вовлечены в офшорные сделки

Журналисты из Проекта по расследованию коррупции и организованной преступности (OCCRP) опубликовали расследование об отмывании и выведении в офшоры средств бывшими высокопоставленными украинскими чиновниками.

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26 сентября, 15:34

Суд по иску Стройгазконсалтинга взыскал с офшора 3,1 млрд руб

Арбитражный суд Москвы полностью удовлетворил иск компании Стройгазконсалтинг (СГК), одного из ведущих подрядчиков Газпрома , взыскав с зарегистрированной в Белизе компании Delanor Holdigs Limited более 3,1 миллиарда рублей долга по займу, следует из опубликованного решения суда. Подробнее читайте на нашем сайте www.oilru.com

26 сентября, 14:53

Суд решил взыскать 648,7 млн грн с "Гарант-УТН" в пользу "Укрнафты"

Хозяйственный суд Харьковской области решил взыскать с ООО "Гарант-УТН" (Харьков) 648,7 млн грн в пользу ПАО "Укрнафта".

22 сентября, 17:05

New Showtime Documentary Investigates Damning Rape And Murder Allegations Against John McAfee

John McAfee made headlines this week after the SEC subpoenaed information about his company, MGT Capital Investments, which sent shares plummeting about 40 percent over two days. Considering he’s also the subject of a new documentary that alleges he raped his former business partner and links him to the murders of two men in Belize, it’s hard to believe his company’s stock problems are the reason he’s making headlines. McAfee’s story ― the one of an antivirus pioneer and self-professed “eccentric millionaire” who fled Belize in 2012 after police wanted to question him in the murder of his neighbor, faked a heart attack to avoid extradition from Guatemala, and ran for president on the Libertarian ticket earlier this year ― has been told before. And it never fails to seem any less bizarre. Showtime’s “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein is a fascinating and horrifying investigation into the time McAfee spent in Belize, a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world. Burstein spent three months in Belize and was able to track down many of McAfee’s former confidantes, friends, bodyguards and several of his young girlfriends, who paint him as a paranoid, security-obsessed, power-hungry man who through his wealth and connections was able to evade police.  In interviews, they allege that McAfee hired men to torture David Middleton, a local man who had broken into the mogul’s house, and later died as a result of his beating. The acquaintances also claim he hired men to kill his American expat neighbor, Greg Faull, who he thought poisoned his dogs. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Though McAfee declined to be interviewed for the film, he apparently kept up an email correspondence with Burstein, which is included in the doc and reveals a man who writes like an aspiring Marvel villain and seems to believe he’s playing a cat and mouse game. (He denies emailing her, though she is certain that he did.) Following the doc’s debut at the Toronto International Film festival earlier this month, and in anticipation of its network premiere on Saturday, McAfee has launched a campaign against the film. He recently tweeted that he was “going to war against Showtime,” and called the film “fraudulent.” He also posted a video on YouTube of some of the people interviewed in “Gringo,” saying the filmmakers paid them to say McAfee had committed the crimes discussed. Burstein brushed off the allegations that she or Showtime paid for interviews and told The Huffington Post that it was McAfee who paid people to backtrack on what they previously told her. “He’s literally using scare tactics and money, the same things he was doing when he was living [in Belize] to accomplish what he wants. He has people on the payroll there” she said. McAfee has also launched a malicious attack against Allison Adonizio, a Harvard-educated microbiologist who became tangled in his world after he offered to fund her research. Adonizio claims that when she tried to tell him she wanted to quit and leave Belize, McAfee drugged and raped her. McAfee denies raping her and says because she never spoke publicly about it until now, she must be lying. It’s an offensive argument to begin with, but Burstein told HuffPost that she “vetted” Adonizio’s claims, including claims that she reported the rape to the FBI right away. Burstein said the documentary was “the hardest” film she ever had to make and at times she worries about her safety, though she doesn’t think McAfee is “dumb” enough to try to physically harm anyone who made a film about him ― at least not on American soil. “I don’t think that would ever happen, but sometimes, late at night, I get concerned,” she said. For her, part of the film has been about shedding light on the kind of freedom of consequence money and power can buy. “I think there’s an unfortunate culture in our country where people with money, power and fame ― and obviously not all them, but certain ones choose to go down this route ― behave in a certain way where they can get away with it and they can recreate the truth whenever they want,” she said. “We have someone running for president ― you know he’s not violent ― but in his recreation of the truth there are many similarities.” “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” airs Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

06 июня 2014, 00:22

Российское правительство получит доступ к офшорным тайнам компаний

Правительство внесло в Госдуму законопроект о ратификации конвенции ОЭСР о взаимопомощи по налоговым делам, предполагающий автоматический обмен информацией. Кроме России документ ОЭСР подписали еще 63 страны, в том числе США, Великобритания, Германия, Франция и Сингапур, один офшор (Белиз) и все популярные у россиян налоговые юрисдикции (Люксембург, Нидерланды, Ирландия и Швейцария), через которые денежные потоки уходят в офшоры.