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Offshore Capital Structure White Paper

The Only Type of Foreign Financial Account that U.S. Persons can use for Deferral of Income and Carried Interest on Capital Overseas This deferred income international retirement plan is formally recognized under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Common Reporting Standard (CRS), Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) and specifically mentioned in Double Tax Agreements […]

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PRC Offshore Investor Strategy

There is no off-the-shelf product that achieves the exempt from reporting foreign financial institution and excluded beneficiary account that is described more fully in our white paper (see: PRC Expert’s Guide). This excluded beneficiary account is where you keep your secret about your money, investments and assets. Offshore Banking secrecy is no longer there. That’s […]

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ISIS, Turkey And Oil – The Bigger Picture: Interview With Pelicourt

As the terrorist attack in Paris sparks worldwide fear of similar reprisals and a bloody shootout and hostage situation in a five-star Mali hotel exacerbates those concerns, global energy security reels under the pressure of unfathomable geopolitics. In an exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Robert Bensh—managing director and partner at Pelicourt, a Western-owned oil and gas […]

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Political Climate Shifting Against The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling oil prices. But the political and financial winds are moving in the wrong direction for the industry, raising more “above ground” problems at a time that they can ill-afford it. Drilling oil and gas wells […]

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Oil Megaprojects Won’t Stay On The Shelf For Long

One casualty of the oil price downturn could be the megaproject. For years, as conventional oil reserves depleted and became increasingly hard to find, oil companies ventured into far-flung locales to find new sources of production. Extracting oil from these frontier areas required more advanced technology and a lot more capital: Ultra deepwater, Arctic offshore, […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Takes A Step Forward

For the first time in close to a century, mankind may be about to give serious attention to a technology that has the potential to be a true game-changer in transportation. Elon Musk famously proposed the idea of the Hyperloop a few years ago, and suggested it could be a revolutionary method for travel based […]

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Overseas living in Venezuela

NEW INDEX: LESS THAN 1 IN 4 VENEZUELANS FEEL SAFE WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT  The 2015 Prosperity Index finds that despite years of economic growth, people living in Latin America do not feel any safer Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica top the Latin American rankings for prosperity, while Haiti, Venezuela and Honduras come bottom Less […]

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Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the […]

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Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

OPEC next gathers December 4 in Vienna, just over a year since Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced at the previous OPEC winter meeting the Saudi decision to let the oil market determine oil prices rather than to continue Saudi Arabia’s role of guarantor of $100+/bbl oil. Despite the intense financial and economic pain this […]

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