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November 5, 2007

Despite infrastructure issues and a lack of scenery, São Paulo has seen off local rivals and is emerging as the region’s pre-eminent financial centre. John Rumsey explains.

Access to Asia

November 5, 2007

Hong Kong has emerged as the clear global financial centre in Asia, standing alongside London and New York. Mark Michelson examines the drivers behind the city’s success.

Sound standards

November 5, 2007

Professor Joe Bannister, chairman of Malta Financial Services Authority, talks to The Banker about the role of the regulator and its vision for the industry in Malta.

The Cyprus dimension

November 5, 2007

Thierry Gigant, managing director at BNP Paribas in Cyprus, tells The Banker what Cyprus has to offer financial institutions and how regulations, EU accession and joining the euro affect business.

Bullseyes and targets in sight

November 5, 2007

Michael Sarris, Cyprus’s minister of finance, outlines the ambitious plans his ministry has for the country’s future and emphasises Cyprus’s regulatory alignment with the EU.

A gateway to Euro markets

November 5, 2007

Gilles Denoyel, deputy CEO of HSBC France, details the advantages Paris offers over other locations including an internationally renowned school of maths and finance and its access to the Eurosystem.

savoir faire

November 5, 2007

Given the Euronext/NYSE merger, Paris now has massive economies of scale to add to its world-renowned expertise in areas including derivatives and risk-based modelling. Arnaud de Bresson explains.

Big Apple turnover

November 5, 2007

It is not just London that is taking business from New York, Asian markets are also rapidly growing in stature. Jules Stewart explains.

Special Report: International Financial Centres

November 5, 2007

In association with Paris Europlace, Invest HK, Cyprus High Commission Commercial Section

State underpins booming sector

November 5, 2007

Diversification by banks away from industry and into retail indicates Russia’s growing banking prowess.

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