Investor Glossary-offshore companyInvestor Glossary-offshore companyInvestor Glossary-offshore companyInvestor Glossary-offshore companyInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Offshore Company

The HTML to link to this page
 

An offshore company is a company that is incorporated in a foreign nation. Typically, an offshore company does not conduct most of its business in a country where it is officially based. An example of an offshore company would be a corporation that is formally headquartered in Mexico, but carries out most of the operations in the United States. Thus, in most cases, an offshore company will be run and managed by the nationals of the country which comprises its primary market or constitutes its main base of operations. Most prominently, offshore company structures are established in order to benefit from loose government regulation and low taxation. For those very reasons, a domestic company may often move offshore to become an offshore company. An offshore company is also referred to as a non-resident company.



Rate this offshore company definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: diluted share, phantom income, labor relations, liquidity ratio, APR, per diem, ex-dividend date, ex-dividend, inflation, FICO score, option premium, average price per share, cancelled check, VIX, deferred revenue, covered put, class C shares, quality assurance, irrevocable trust, command economy, in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, retained earnings, debt service coverage, balance sheet, real GDP, required rate of return, 1031 exchange, minority interest, dividends payable, EBITDA, deferred tax, risk management, Key Rate Duration, 144a, annual return, implied volatility, limit order, LIBOR, 1035 exchange, margin rate, stock split, open position, 401a, reverse mortgage, current ratio, Zero Cost Collar, FTSE, stock market close


Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2014 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use