5. Annual Asian Offshore Forum in HaNoi

(Hanoi, 06.05.2019) From 14.-16. May 2019 it’s time to increase the footprint in Indochina, especially in VietNam. WHY VIETNAM? VietNam is predicted to be the fastest growing APAC market over the next 10 years (Forbes)VietNam’s UHNWI reached 110 in 2013. This number is predicted to reach 293 by the end of the next decade, which […]

4AMLD: Update

(The Hague, 23.04.2019) The Dutch government has confirmed that a registry of ultimate beneficial owners of companies will enter into force in the Netherlands from 2020. The register will be introduced as part of the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce in January 2020, after which all newly registered companies will have to comply. […]

Dominica (Caribbean) goes „Onshore“

(Dubai, 09/04/2019) In March 2019, the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica enacted a series of new laws, forced upon it, as well as upon many other independent nations, by the OECD as a global effort to combat tax evasion and to destroy the financial services sectors of these small independent nations. These new laws are: […]

Deutsche Bank

(The Hague, 04.04.2019) Although from the headline seen „just“ something related to the Danske Bank Scandal, this article is a brilliant summary of Deutsche Bank’s US activities (and scandals of course) during the last decades. Absolutely worth reading. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-03/deutsche-bank-s-u-s-unit-kept-danske-s-shady-billions-flowing

Most Dynamic Cities 2019

(Hanoi, 28.01.2019) The World’s Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities. CMI – City Momentum Index 2019 by JLL It is really astonishing: 13 out of 20 Most Dynamic Cities are located in Grand Asia! Hanoi and Saigon both under the Top Ten. The remaining 7 expect Nairobi in India. We are a kind of delighted that […]

Property Markets

(Hanoi, 13.01.2019) Talking about property markets . . . and the (cultural & economic) differences: Actually spending the last month of the Lunar Year in HaNoi, it is very interesting to see, how a booming property market can also be aligned in a direction which limits the risk of overheating . . . or even […]

Middle East Economic Slowdown

(Hong Kong, 2019-01-13) Another indicator for economic slowdown in Middle East.In a time, where National Carriers started struggling – even without drop in demand . . . https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel-hospitality/411133-middle-east-passenger-demand-growth-slowest-in-world-again

Dear Mr. Alabbar . . .

(Dubai, 25/09/2018) Dear Mr. Alabbar, this is for sure the wrong time to blow in the (wrong) nationalism trumpet. While the UAE government is intensively developing a huge bunch of reforms to attract not only more people, but especially also Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to develop the country which made also YOU big, you want […]

EU-Vietnam FTA: Good Progress for the ASEAN Region

(Hanoi, 28.09.2018) The German federal government has confirmed their support in implementing the ambitious plan: Ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) until the end of this year! As per the federal government, the EU-Vietnam FTA should be given high priority. This FTA sends out an important signal of the high growth ASEAN region […]

Banking & UAE

(Dubai, 23/07/2018) As long as there are very practical bottlenecks for companies, the intended growth of entrepreneurial sectors is a kind of crippled. Blaming mainly „increasingly stringent regulatory standards“ for such delays is in our view misleading. First and foremost, there should be made a qualification offensive in UAE’s retail banking sector. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/startup/401258-majority-of-uae-entrepreneurs-say-banking-is-the-biggest-challenge


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