On the Register — H2 2012

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

This report looks primarily at data for the second six months of 2012, which has recently become available. Under tough economic conditions, the data reveals that levels of new company registration activity in some jurisdictions continued to increase, with both Bermuda and Hong Kong reporting seven per cent increases in activity when compared with the first half of the year.

The pattern of a slower second half of the year continued to prevail elsewhere, however, where, after a busy first six months, jurisdictions including the Isle of Man, Mauritius, Cayman and the British Virgin islands were approximately 10 per cent down compared with the previous six months…

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