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“Wake Up in The Morning Without Smelling Tear Gas”: Investment Migration People in the News This Week

July 2, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The surge in African investor migrants, Singapore’s position in the global RCBI-market, the cup that runneth over for Hongkongers, and South Americans’ rush to save their capital from avaricious governments with a pandemic excuse for wealth-grabs were among the topics for which investment migration professionals appeared...

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cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , europe , henley-and-partners , moldova , paddy-blewer , politics

Decision-Time for Moldova: Canceling CIP Would Cost State Millions Says PM as Moratorium Nears Expiry

February 18, 2020

Moldova can no longer extend the moratorium on their CIP. By Thursday, Parliament must either resume the program or be in breach of contract. You’ve read your 6th free article for this month.  Join IMI Club and enjoy unlimited access to all of IMI’s resources: Try it for free...

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Quality of Nationality Index Becomes Media Favorite – That’s Good News

November 26, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Opinion of the editor: Having yet to celebrate its third birthday, the Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) has quickly risen to prominence in the mainstream media, rivaling – if not already surpassing – that of the traditional passport indices in terms of coverage. That is good...

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Investment Migration People in The News This Week

October 7, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   In a new segment, we provide a roundup of industry personalities’ appearances in the large, traditional media over the past week. The BBC, The Times, Bloomberg, and CNN all have all run stories on residence and citizenship by investment in the last several days. Who made...

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As Hong Kong Impasse Intensifies, Investment Migration Firms Report Surge in Inquiries

August 14, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   As anti-Beijing protests continue to escalate in Hong Kong, service providers say inquiries about alternative residence and citizenship from the city’s wealthy are surging. “We’ve definitely seen an uptick in inquiries from Hong Kong,” says Nick Stephens of NTL Trust. “Particularly online. We never used to...

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Canceling Moldova CIP Now Would Mean “€3-4 Million Fine”: Parliament Approves 4-Month Freeze in Dual Reading

August 3, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Passing the bill in two readings during the same plenary session on Wednesday, Moldova’s Parliament has approved the government’s draft law to instate a four-month moratorium on the citizenship by investment program. Upon expiry of the moratorium, the government will have the right to extend it...

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25% Discount on Tickets to Attend 13th Global Citizenship Conference in London

July 29, 2019

Henley & PartnersSponsored content   Questions around migration and transnational mobility are dictating geopolitics at every level and transforming the future of the global economy. The investment migration industry is shaped and driven by these debates, and it is more important than ever to stay ahead of the key...

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Visa-Freedom Has Causal Effect on Democracy Score, But Not on GDP, Researchers Find

July 3, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Using retrogression analysis, PhD candidates in Political Science Ömer Zarpli and Uğur Altundal of, respectively, the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University have measured the effect of visa-freedom scores on democracy scores and GDP. Their findings point to a causal link – not just a correlation...

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asia-pacific , data , dominic-volek , golden-visa , henley-and-partners , intel-data , residence-by-investment , statistics , thai-elite , thailand

As Chinese Warm Up to Thai Elite Visa, Program Is Set For Record Year

June 25, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Thailand Privilege Card Company Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism, issued 498 “Elite” visas to investors and their dependents during the first quarter of the year. Rapidly growing Chinese demand is sustaining the program’s robust upward trend. At the end of 2018,...

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While EU Worries About Handful of CIP Investors, Millions Get Non-CIP Citizenship Without Vetting

May 10, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Peter S. Vincent throws the real European security threat into stark relief: The 99.9% of annual new EU citizens that don’t come through CIPs are hardly checked at all. Speaking to Die Weltwoche, Peter S. Vincent – a seasoned veteran of US Homeland Security with National...

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