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Cathay Life will continue to increase foreign investment | Insurers

Cathay Life plans to further increase its exposure to overseas investments despite official efforts to limit the amount of the insurer’s capital invested outside of Taiwan. It also goes against efforts by local regulators to attract more capital from insurers into domestic assets to support the Taiwanese economy. “We will continue to increase overseas investment […]

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#NepaLeaks explained: Suspicious funds, tax havens and dodgy foreign investments

The Center for Investigative Journalism of Nepal released a report on Wednesday on how established and emerging businesses in Nepal are attracting investment from countries and territories that harbor illegal foreign wealth for the operation of cement factories, the betel nut trade and hotels. The five-part report is available on the CIJ website. Here we […]

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Understanding Foreign Investment Withholding Tax

Q. What types of foreign investments can Canadian investors invest in their RRSPs, TFSAs and non-registered accounts that do not impose withholding taxes? Canadian investors reap huge benefits from diversifying their portfolios with US and international equities, but it can come at a cost – foreign withholding taxes. In short, many foreign countries, including the […]

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Protect your foreign investments against currency risk

Type of security S&P 500 Index Russell 2000 Index Russell 2000 value MSCI EAFE International Small Cap International Small Cap Stock MSCI Emerging Markets S&P500 1 – – – – – – Russell 2000 0.731 1 – – – – – Russell 2000 value 0.694 0.927 1 – – – – MSCI EAFE 0.618 0.532 […]

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Understanding U.S. Taxes on Foreign Investments

Paying taxes on investments often seems to steal the icing on the cake, gobbling up the best part of an investment’s return. With foreign investments, it is not just the taxes themselves, but the fees associated with filing tax forms that can reduce returns to a marginal level. Uncle Sam taxes US citizens on their […]

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Tax incentives for foreign investment in Uzbekistan – Taxation

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. In this document, Deloitte presents a brief overview of the tax and customs advantages applicable to foreign investments in Uzbekistan. Since the tax system in Uzbekistan is subject to frequent changes, we recommend that you use this overview […]

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What you need to know about foreign investments on your tax return this year

Breadcrumb Links Taxes Personal finance Jamie Golombek: Do you own property in Florida or foreign stocks like Apple or Google? Don’t forget to file the new updated “Foreign Income Verification Statement” Getty/Thinkstock Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this […]

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A tax dilemma: foreign investments and your retirement account

[ad_1] Question: Someone told me that every year I pay taxes on dividends from foreign equity funds held in my IRA. If I’m not supposed to pay tax on dividend payments in my IRA, how can that be? Reply: To understand why you can pay taxes on foreign dividends held in your IRA (and your […]

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Brazil imposes tax on foreign investment

Brazil’s currency and stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after the government imposed a 2% tax on foreign portfolio investment to stem a rapid rise in its exchange rate. The move, announced shortly before local markets closed on Monday, follows steady gains in Brazil’s currency, the real, which has risen 36% against the U.S. dollar this […]