The Grey World of Capital Movements


Building connectivity does not only mean maximising the movement of goods. The movement of people and their wealth, not to mention corporations and their capital, are central to the global economy. But what does capital flows – and capital flight – mean?

The mobility of people and capital are guaranteed pillars of the global economy. Advocates argue that this freedom allows individuals to express in very concrete terms their dissatisfaction with a certain government or a certain system by moving their family and their wealth somewhere else.

Having said that, we have to immediately ask: just how easy is it to establish residency abroad?

There are three basic, perfectly legal ways: acquire the citizenship of another country and operate there (either through dual nationality or not), set up residence in another country (as temporary or fulltime expatriate) or set up a legal entity in another country.

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