August 2017
Direct from Asia Pacific's Leading Midshore Business and Financial Centre.

The midshore centre can play a pivotal role in the realisation of China's BRI.

A lot has been said about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), its sheer scale, its vision and last but in no way least, the financial resources which will be needed to fund it...

Two agreements were signed between the Labuan IBFC Inc Sdn Bhd and ADGM, and the Labuan FSA and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM.

The Malaysian Inland Revenue Board ("IRB") has announced that the Malaysian Transfer Pricing Guidelines 2012 ("TP Guidelines 2012") will be updated, by making amendments to the chapters of the TP Guidelines 2012 on a gradual basis.

Asian Development Bank Economic Advisor Abdul Abiad discusses highlights of ADB report released earlier this year on financing infrastructure needs in Asia and the Pacific.

Unveiled in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a massive logistics and transport network.

The funding required for these infrastructure projects is immense and it is inevitable that the need for private sector funding would arise. Here is where we believe that Labuan IBFC can play its part as a key financial intermediator for the BRI. Read our feature article to understand how.

We are co-hosting the inaugural Asian Captive Conference on 16 and 17 Aug, and the team and I are pleased to report responses have been overwhelming, indicating the level of regional demand for information for captive insurance.

A word of thanks to all the sponsors, speakers and panelist, we wouldn’t have managed to string this conference together without you.

Stay tuned for the next installment of Insight Plus for an overview of the conference and key discussion as well as learning points.

Until then, have a great month ahead!
Danial Mah Abdullah
CEO, Labuan IBFC
Time: 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Venue: Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Time: 8.15 AM - 4.30 PM
Venue: Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Captive expert Malcolm Cutts-Watson has become a member of the international advisory panel for the Labuan International Business and Finance Centre (Labuan IBFC).

Farringdon Group has launched Algebra — Asia’s first robo-adviser to offer shariah-compliant investments.

The insurance industry in Asia is forecast to see average growth of 9.1% as a whole in the next 10 years, based on today's euro exchange rates, says Allianz Research in its Trend Watch report subtitled "Global insurance markets − Current status and outlook".

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