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Additional corporate tax measures announced for the 2017 Luxembourg tax reform

On 26 April 2016, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel delivered his State of the Nation speech, during which he highlighted some of the proposed changes to the Luxembourg tax system to be implemented in 2017.

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CSSF publishes new UCITS risk reporting requirements | quick action required!

On 22 April 2016, the CSSF released a new circular letter which requires UCITS funds to complete and file a substantial new reporting template related to the risk and risk management of UCITS funds.

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You don’t need to invest millions to help get an innovative business off the ground

Make an entrepreneur’s day (and possibly her fortune)

There are an estimated 150 million businesses currently in the making worldwide, with about 300 million people involved in making them. On average, about two thirds won’t even make it to launch, which still leaves

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The time has come for securitisation’s next day in the sun

Securitisation has gained a negative reputation since being perceived by many to be the cause of the 2007-09 financial crisis. However, due to improving investor sentiments and better-implemented regulation,

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An interview with the Eurozone’s first Islamic bank

Islamic banking, i.e. banking that follows the principles of Islamic law, is gaining ground in the European market. Notably, it prohibits

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The United States: a land of opportunity! …but also a myriad of tax compliance challenges

It is becoming relatively easy for a Luxembourg company to fall under the scope of US tax rules—for example, if it makes investments in the US or has American investors/clients then it must comply with

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Solvency II: fund competitiveness in a regulated insurance industry

The Solvency II Directive came into effect on 1 January 2016, setting new capital requirements based mostly on the risks embedded on the asset side of balance sheets. This, in turn, implied

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The digital fund: four trends metamorphosing fund norms

In the last decade we have seen companies like Uber, Airbnb, iTunes, and Facebook reach the top of their respective fields extraordinarily quickly after first hitting the scene. This demonstrates that

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An interview with FinTech company MANGOPAY

Recently I had the chance to sit down with Mr Romain Mazeries, CEO of the payment solutions company MANGOPAY, which is one of the KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurship’s members. We talked about his company, its recent acquisition, and why mangos are in the mix.

Four tech upgrades featured in real estate 4.0

It has long been an industry resistant to major change, but everything is in flux now for real estate as disruptive technology has truly begun finding its place here. And even if many