Investment

DUDE, WHERE’S MY DRONE?

August 1, 2013 China

Have you wondered what it would be like to receive deliveries by drone?  In China, it’s already happening:  A private bakery in Shanghai began using small, four-rotor drones to deliver cakes to its customers. The cake delivery service has been at least temporarily halted pending a regulatory review.  After all, using the airspace over a […]

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Novel Approaches To U.S. Investor Visas Opening New Opportunities

February 13, 2013 Caribbean

Perhaps the most direct and efficient way to obtain residency in the United States, if you have the resources, is through an EB5, or “investment” visa. A recent news item reports that a hotelier in Miami Beach is taking an interesting approach. And, the City of Miami is also getting in on the act, according […]

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Iraq Offers a Wide Range of Opportunities for Foreign Investors | But Not Without Challenges

October 3, 2012 Investment

As one of the world’s emerging markets, Iraq offers a wide range of opportunities for foreign investors. To stimulate investment and development of infrastructure projects, Iraq enacted several investment laws in 2006 at the federal and regional level. These laws are aimed at encouraging foreign investment that creates job opportunities for Iraqis as well as […]

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Will Moody’s Downgrades Affect Latin American Banking Operations?

July 15, 2012 Brazil

Moody’s Investors Service on June 21, 2012 downgraded more than a dozen major banks as they grapple with declining profitability and a weakening global economic environment. Q: Will the downgrades affect the banks’ businesses in Latin America and their customers in the region? Will the downgrades create opportunities for smaller financial institutions in Latin America? […]

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

March 2, 2012 Commentary

New U.S. Regulations | Wide-Ranging Implications for Banks Operating in Latin America and the Caribbean The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department recently released much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Wide-ranging implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected. According the U.S. IRS […]

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Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments in Bank Holding Companies: Finding a Safe Harbor in the Federal Reserve’s Regulatory Maze

September 8, 2011 Federal Reserve

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP Bank Holding Company Act and Change in Bank Control Act are two laws that affect investment in bank holding companies. The credit crisis that gripped U.S. and global financial markets, and the ensuing economic meltdown, have created fresh investment opportunities for private equity and hedge […]

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