The importance of due diligence: Lessons from Malta

(Wednesday, 30 May 2018) Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is the first CBI programme in the EU to be endorsed by the European Commission. It is considered to have the best due diligence procedures in the industry. Jonathan Cardona, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency, shares his thoughts on best practice in the […]

Invest. Grow. Prosper: The new investment opportunities in St Kitts and Nevis

(Wednesday, 25 April 2018) By CS Global Partners In 1984, St Kitts and Nevis became the first nation-state to authorise citizenship to those willing and able to contribute to its economy. More than three decades later, the twin-island Federation remains at the forefront of the economic citizenship industry, with a Citizenship by Investment Programme that […]

Residence-by-Investment programs: Portugal remains on top

Residence-by-investment programs: Portugal remains on top London, 7 November 2017   Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program has emerged as the world’s best residence-by-investment program for the third year in a row, with a score of 79 out of 100. Portugal is very closely followed by Austria in 2nd place (with a score of 78) and […]

Antigua and Barbuda – The Number One Choice for Second Citizenship

Antigua and Barbuda – The Number One Choice for Second Citizenship Dubbed the “heart” or “gem” of the Caribbean because of its strategic location in the middle of the Leeward island chain, the independent Commonwealth state of Antigua and Barbuda comes very close to many people’s idea of paradise. This ideal geographic positioning makes the […]

Country Spotlight: Grenada

  Grenada at a glance The best things in life come in threes, and the triisland state of Grenada is no exception. Consisting of Grenada, Petite Martinique and Carriacou, the picturesque islands offer plentiful opportunities for both adventure lovers and those seeking rest and relaxation. Due to its lush, fertile landscapes and award winning white sandy […]

Liechtenstein country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Vaduz Population: 37,922 (Est 2017) Area: 160km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: HSH Prince Hans-Adam II Regent: Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg Prime Minister: Adrian Hasler Currency: Swiss franc (CHF) Dialling code: 423 HDI: 15th   Liechtenstein at a glance When people think of Liechtenstein, most people picture […]

Country Spotlight: Canada

Canada– An Introduction Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America and is the second largest country by total area and the fourth by land area. Its border with the United States of America is also the world’s longest land border. Despite its gargantuan size, Canada is relatively sparsely populated and […]

Malta country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Valletta Population: 431,864 (Est 2018) GDP growth: 6.6% (Est 2017) Area: 316km² Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Marie Louise Coleiro Preca Prime Minister: Joseph Muscat Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) Dialling code: 356 HDI: 33rd Ease of doing business index: 84th   Malta at a glance The Republic of Malta is a […]

Country Spotlight: Austria

 Austria- An Introduction A huge number of travellers consistently adventure to Austria to encounter the nation’s rich German-affected legacy, to climb or ski the heavenly Alps, to go to a Viennese ball, and to take an interest in celebrations and fairs that feature the country’s one of a kind culture, writing, cooking, craftsmanship, and music. […]

Portugal country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Lisbon Population: 10,379,57 (Est 2016) GDP growth: 2.5% (Est 2017) Area: 92,212km² Government: Unitary constitutional republic President: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa Prime Minister: António Costa Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) Dialling code: 351 HDI: 41st Ease of doing business index: 25th   Portugal at a glance Portugal can be found on the […]

St Kitts and Nevis country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Basseterre Population: 54,821 (Est 2016) GDP growth: 2.7% (Est 2017) Area: 261km2 Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: HM Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton Prime Minister: Timothy Harris Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) Dialling code: 1 869 HDI: 74th Ease of doing business index: 134th   St Kitts […]

Saint Lucia country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Castries Population: 178,015 (Est 2016) GDP growth: 1.6% (Est 2017) Area: 617km² Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy Monarch: HM Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General: Neville Cenac Prime Minister: Allen Chastanet Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) Dialling code: 1 758 HDI: 89th Ease of doing business index: 91st   Saint Lucia at a […]

Greece country spotlight

Quick facts   Capital city: Athens Population: 10,768,477 (Est 2017) GDP growth: 1.6% (Est 2017) Area: 131,957km2 Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Prokopis Pavlopoulos Prime Minister: Alexis Tsipras Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) Dialling code: 30 HDI: 29th Ease of doing business index: 67th   Greece at a glance The Hellenic Republic, a full EU member […]

The Commonwealth of Dominica country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Roseau Population: 73,543 (Est 2016) GDP growth: 3.9% (Est 2017) Area: 750km2 Government: Unitary parliamentary republic President: Charles Savarin Prime Minister: Roosevelt Skerrit Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD) Dialling code: 1 767 HDI: 94th Ease of doing business index: 98th   The Commonwealth of Dominica at a glance Sitting halfway along […]

Cyprus country spotlight

Quick facts Capital city: Nicosia Population: 1,170,125 (Est 2016) GDP growth: 3.9% (Est 2017) Area: 9,251km² Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic President: Nicos Anastasiades The President of the House of Representatives: Demetris Syllouris Currency: Euro (€) (EUR) Dialling code: 357 HDI: 33rd Ease of doing business index: 53rd   Cyprus at a glance Cyprus is […]

Country Spotlight: Antigua and Barbuda

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA  – THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR SECOND CITIZENSHIP   Dubbed the “heart” or “gem” of the Caribbean because of its strategic location in the middle of the Leeward island chain, the independent Commonwealth state of Antigua and Barbuda comes very close to many people’s idea of paradise. This ideal geographic positioning makes […]