Costa Rica: 8% Tax on Dollar Securities

The 8% tax applies to securities issued in US dollars as of April 22.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The measure is part of the Article 22 reform of the Law on the Protection of Victims and Witnesses, which came into effect on April 22. This rule applies to securities issued from that date onwards. It does not apply to those already in circulation.

In relation to the reform of the article, la Nación published: "In practice, this means that a person who wants to buy a certificate in US dollars or government securities in US dollars will face the tax."

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Panama: New Regulations for Stock Market

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The National Assembly has passed a law which creates the National Securities Commission and regulates securities and OTC negotiations.

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

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New Securities Market Law for Costa Rica Under Consultation

December 2013

Direct access to trading platforms and the rise from 5% to 8% of the tax on mutual funds are some of the changes proposed by the bill.

The draft of the new bill, proposed by the National Council for Market Development, will be subject to public consultation with the stock market and financial sector from now until January 31, 2014.

Costa Rica: Stock Market Reforms Discussed

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The Chairman of the Central Bank believes that the regulations need to be modified.

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Regulation of the Securities Market in Panama

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The challenges that the National Securities Commission must confront to comply with its mission of regulation and control of the Panamanian securities market.

Tagnia Shocrón, of, interviewed Julio Javier Justiniani, a former banker, who was recently appointed vice-president commissioner of the National Securities Commission.

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