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Barclays authorised in Qatar

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority has granted authorisation to Barclays Bank to carry out regulated activities in Qatar.

The QFC is located in Doha and operates to international standards. It has been open for business since May 1 2005 and aims to encourage the development and growth in the financial services market in Qatar.


Put your trusts in order

The timing of setting up trusts can now have an effect on liability to inheritance tax

Hiscox moving to Bermuda

Lloyd’s of London specialist insurer Hiscox is moving its operations to Bermuda to benefit from lighter regulation and lower taxes. Chairman Robert Hiscox criticised the UK’s heavy regulation.

MitonOptimal seeks more healthy returns than cash

MitonOptimal’s CF global portfolio has bought in to the Axa Framlington health fund as it aims to reduce its 33 per cent weighting in cash. Fund managers Sam Liddle and Martin Gray are still wary of market sentiment but they have started buying in areas that are likely to be less sensitive to an economic […]

The changing world of professional connections

The Legal Services Act of 2007, which opened up the legal market to competition, has put the cat among the professional pigeons. In the words of a 2015 Law Society report on what the legal profession is likely to look like in five years’ time: “Business as usual is not an option for many, if […]


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