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Out-Law: Tax rise for higher income Singaporeans contrasts with Hong Kong approach

Singapore is to raise taxes on its wealthiest residents to raise money for healthcare and to help low income earners and retirees, Reuters report ed, while Hong Kong has raised tax allowances and waived business fees to help the lower-paid.   27 Feb 2015

UK government announces first 27 renewable energy projects to receive contracts for difference

Two new offshore wind farms are among the renewable energy projects awarded UK government subsidies after a competitive auction process. 27 Feb 2015

Middle East and North Africa merger market remains strong despite oil price volatility, says report

The number of corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) deals taking place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) increased by 6% last year, and the trend seems likely to continue despite oil price volatility affecting economic activity in the regions,... 27 Feb 2015

Commercial Court: shareholders' agreement did not impose duties on company director

Those drafting commercial contracts must be aware that company directors will not necessarily be subject to the same duties as the companies that they represent following a recent commercial court decision, a litigation expert has said. 27 Feb 2015

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