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Isle of Man Gets Top Rating from OECD

All Articles, Doing Business Offshore, International Taxation, Offshore Tax Planning, Taxation // November 27, 2013

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The Isle of Man has been awarded the top ‘Compliant’ rating by the global body reviewing tax transparency around the world. The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has just published ratings for the 50 countries reviewed to date and the Isle of […]

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What is a Tax Haven?

All Articles, Doing Business Offshore, International Taxation, Offshore Tax Planning, Taxation // November 26, 2013

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According to many a tax haven is a jurisdiction (a state, country or territory) where one or more type of tax is levied at a low rate or not at all. Others have suggested that any country which modifies its tax laws to attract foreign capital could be considered a tax haven. On that basis […]

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Interns are Entitled to the Minimum Wage

All Articles, Business Law, Business Management, Running a Business // September 25, 2013

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Recently there has been a lot of negative comment in the press regarding the use of interns in the City of London and elsewhere. Generally, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and an organisation. Interns can use an internship to determine if they have an interest in a […]

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23 August 1973: The Origin of “the Stockholm Syndrome”

All Articles, Historic Events, News & Views // August 23, 2013

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Most people know the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” from the numerous high-profile kidnapping and hostage cases – usually involving women – in which it has been cited. The term is probably most associated with Patty Hearst, the Californian newspaper heiress who was kidnapped by revolutionary militants in 1974. She appeared to develop sympathy with her captors […]

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3 August 1958 : Nautilus travels under the North Pole

News & Views // August 3, 2013

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On this day in 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus – completed the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then traveled on to […]

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How to Increase Customer Retention By 1000%

All Articles, Business Management, Growing a Business, Marketing // July 16, 2013

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Did you know that there are “trigger” words and phrases that can cause you to lose your customers for good—just within the first 5 seconds of conversation? As you know, the wrong tone of voice and negative body language can ruffle your customers’ feathers. So why would certain words and phrases be more likely to repel […]

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