On the Register — first half, 2013

Appleby has released the third edition of On the Register, a report that provides figures and insight about company incorporation activity going on in the major offshore jurisdictions around the globe.

This report looks primarily at the most recent data available, covering the first six months of 2013. There are a number of key themes that emerge from the statistics. In particular, the numbers of new offshore companies being registered are increasing in many jurisdictions compared with the last period, with most jurisdictions matching growth rates seen by onshore comparators the UK and Hong Kong.

However, in combination, the overall volumes of new offshore companies being registered was three per cent lower in the first half of 2013 than in the preceding six months, due to a seasonal reduction in the British Virgin Islands register that had a disproportionate effect on the figures…

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