Liechtenstein

Country Liechtenstein
Capital Vaduz
Continent Europe
Currency Swiss franc(CHF)
Languages German

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The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money-laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

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Liechtenstein - Wikipedia
Liechtenstein - CIA World Fact Book
Liechtenstein - BBC
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Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland - The Local Switzerland

The Local Switzerland

Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland
The Local Switzerland
The blink-and-you'll-miss it principality of Liechtenstein may share a currency with Switzerland and have the same air of comfortable, alpine wealth, but it is most definitely its own country, with its own passports, country code and political system ...



Liechtenstein To Support Blockchain With New Regulations - Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph

Liechtenstein To Support Blockchain With New Regulations
Cointelegraph
The government of Liechtenstein will introduce new legislation to regulate Blockchain business models and underlying Blockchain systems, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler announced during a speech at the Finance Forum in Vaduz, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch ...

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Local democracy in Liechtenstein - Council of Europe (press release)

Council of Europe (press release)

Local democracy in Liechtenstein
Council of Europe (press release)
The Congress calls on the Liechtenstein authorities to clarify the allocation of powers between central government and the municipalities as regards planning and development and to abolish the system of government approval of local budgets. The ...

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Liechtenstein to Avoid 'Excessive' Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister - CoinDesk

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Liechtenstein to Avoid 'Excessive' Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister
CoinDesk
Blockchain technology is driving economic transformation and Liechtenstein wants to be in the front seat, according to the country's prime minister. As such, the Liechtenstein government has set out to draw up "sensible," comprehensive blockchain ...

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Pierin Vincenz Affair: Now Liechtenstein is Involved - finews.com

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Pierin Vincenz Affair: Now Liechtenstein is Involved
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The investigations against former Raiffeisen head Pierin Vincenz are well under way, and state prosecutors from Liechtenstein have now joined the probe. The former head of the Raiffeisen group has been in custody for one and a half months as ...



Liechtenstein PM Proposes Friendly Crypto Regulation With New “Blockchain Act” - CCN

CCN

Liechtenstein PM Proposes Friendly Crypto Regulation With New “Blockchain Act”
CCN
There's promising news from European regulators as Liechtenstein announces that they'll be taking a light-handed approach when it comes to blockchain technology. Liechtenstein is one of many small European nations establishing itself as a blockchain ...
Liechtenstein to get on board with Blockchain Regulationscryptona.co (press release)

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Chinese Firm Wraps Up Liechtenstein Bank - finews.asia

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Chinese Firm Wraps Up Liechtenstein Bank
finews.asia
A Chinese finance firm has wrapped up a deal to buy a private bank in Liechtenstein. It is the most recent of a spate of Chinese deals in Europe's finance hubs. What is the attraction? Hong Kong's Mason Group has cemented its purchase of Raiffeisen ...



VP Bank and LLB Implement Thomson Reuters Wealth Management Solution - finews.com

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VP Bank and LLB Implement Thomson Reuters Wealth Management Solution
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VP Bank and the Liechtensteinische Landesbank have decided to switch to the Eikon financial information system from Thomson Reuters. This was the result of an evaluation which was accomplished by Information Performance AG. The innovative wealth ...



Co-Working Space “House of Blockchain” Launches In Liechtenstein - CoinJournal (blog)

CoinJournal (blog)

Co-Working Space “House of Blockchain” Launches In Liechtenstein
CoinJournal (blog)
A new co-working space has been launched in Liechtenstein to support blockchain startups. House of Blockchain is an initiative of Aeternity, an open source, blockchain-based distributed computer platform, and aims to attract blockchain-focused ...
ćternity's House of Blockchain supports Liechtenstein startupsBankless Times

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''Happy Birthday, Bitch!'' Damian Hurley Is Back as Hansel von Liechtenstein to Celebrate the Queen's Birthday on ... - E! Online

E! Online

''Happy Birthday, Bitch!'' Damian Hurley Is Back as Hansel von Liechtenstein to Celebrate the Queen's Birthday on ...
E! Online
He's back in action! The Royals is welcoming back a familiar face. Hansel von Liechtenstein (Damian Hurley) is back in the palace to celebrate Queen Helena's (Elizabeth Hurley) birthday. Hopefully he'll be a great buffer for the craziness that is about ...

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