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15 Million Stateless Individuals – An Interview With Kristy A. Belton

March 17, 2020

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Statelessness is an underexplored topic in the CIP-world. Recently, however, some CIP-jurisdictions have floated proposals to permit the naturalization of stateless investors, bringing more attention to the phenomenon. On IMI, some have proposed citizenship by investment as a form of insurance against statelessness. But why does...

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caribbean , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , ed-kennedy , election , politics

Seven Elections That Could Affect the CIP-Market This Year

January 20, 2020

Ed KennedyMelbourne Seven countries that either have or are considering a citizenship by investment program will go to the polls in 2020. In some nations, citizenship by investment looms as a key election issue while, for others, it takes a backseat to the common hot button issues of job...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , club , ed-kennedy , nationality-law , renouncing-citizenship , reports

How Different Countries Deal With the Renouncing of Citizenship

December 2, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   The degree to which global citizens have the freedom to travel is at its greatest since before the first world war. Looking to 2020 and beyond, this mobility will only increase, partly thanks to the continued proliferation of visa-waiver agreements, but also because options for the...

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asia-pacific , china , citizenship-by-investment , club , ed-kennedy , foreign-ownership , georg-chmiel , golden-visa , interview , juwai , residence-by-investment

Chinese Buyers Increasingly Favor Properties in Asia Over Anglosphere, China’s Top Intl. Property Site Reports

November 16, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Juwai.com is China’s largest overseas property website, a position that also makes it one of the world’s best sources of data on Chinese investor habits. Speaking to IMI, Executive Chairman Georg Chmiel indicates market preferences among Chinese buyers have changed notably in the last two-three year...

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cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , ed-kennedy , opinion , statelessness

Citizenship by Investment as Insurance Against Statelessness

September 27, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Governments and service providers often frame citizenship by investment as an insurance policy, but generally, with a focus on the economic security it can provide. But what about political security risks? Specifically, the risk of becoming stateless? A sorry state of affairs Like the nation-state itself,...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , ed-kennedy , facial-recognition , passports , reports

Will Passports Exist in 20 Years?

September 14, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Passports have been the standard travel and identity document internationally since the interbellum period, but the use of physical paper passports has its limitations. This is driving a new debate around the passport’s long-term future, one that could have a significant bearing on the CIP industry...

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brazil , ed-kennedy , europe , golden-visa , intel-data , portugal , residence-by-investment , statistics

What’s Causing the Surge in Brazilian Emigrants to Portugal?

September 4, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Portugal has attracted tens of thousands of Brazilians to its shores in the last few years. The two nations share strong historical and cultural links and citizens of both commonly travel between the two countries. Brazilians visiting or settling down in Portugal, in other words, is...

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asia-pacific , ed-kennedy , jacinda-ardern , new-zealand , policy

Has New Zealand’s Ban on Foreigners Buying Houses Worked?

September 3, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   The election of the Ardern government in 2017 brought with it the promise of greater restrictions on foreign property buyers in New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pursued the new policy with an aspiration to make homeownership more affordable to Kiwis after many years of soaring...

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