Now in its sixth year of publication, we are pleased to present Barbados International Finance & Business 2014, and extend best wishes to all our readers for prosperity in the year ahead.During 2013, Barbados saw an increase in company registrations. The forecast for the coming year is encouraging as the global outlook is generally positive, following strengthened activity in the latter half of last year and projections suggesting that this momentum should continue into 2014, with the focus very much on growth.Barbados continues to market itself as the domicile of choice for Canadian-parented companies and companies incorporated in its double taxation agreement (DTA) network of countries, with particular focus on Latin America and Europe. Last year, the DTA with Bahrain and Protocol to the DTA with Canada entered into force. During the same time period, a DTA with Singapore and the Protocol to the DTA with Malta were signed, while agreements with Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates were initialled. Barbados remains a low cost, well regulated International Financial Centre with world-class infrastructure and an intelligent workforce. Importantly too, Barbados is very much open for business. We invite you to consider us as your domicile of choice - providing innovative solutions for international business expansion.We also invite you to send your comments and suggestions to bifb@investbarbados.org.With very best wishes,James GardinerWelcome to the 2014 EditionBarbados continues to market itself as the domicile of choice for Canadian-parented companies and companies incorporated in its double taxation agreement (DTA) network of countries ...4 BARBADOS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE & BUSINESS 2014
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