Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Under ordinary circumstances, he would have been fired by now, or forced to resign, so what or who shields him from accountability? ... What makes him so untouchable? ... The economic elite, with their wealth safely stashed offshore, may escape unscathed, leaving ordinary citizens to deal with the fallout of this political chess game ... BUSINESS REPORT .
An upcoming US Supreme Court case will decide the constitutionality of a tax on offshore earnings that was part of Donald Trump’s 2017 tax package ... the prospect of a future wealth tax. The one-time tax on offshore earnings has generated billions since it went into effect.
Zhongzhi's actual controller Xie Zhikun died on Dec 18, 2021 ... Since April last year, Shimao has reported bond defaults, both in the onshore and offshore markets. The four wealth management companies under Zhongzhi EnterpriseGroup have reported overdue payments related to their wealth management products or suspension of payment since July.