Central Bank of Paraguay on the country's need to diversify

August 30, 2010

The governor of the Central Bank of Paraguay speaks to Silvia Pavoni about the need to diversify Paraguay's economy and the measures he is taking to improve training for central bank staff.


Hidden treasure

August 30, 2010

Paraguay is little known as an international tourist destination despite having much to offer. However, the country's government is now taking steps to ensure that its attractions become known to more than just the most intrepid explorers.

Libya eyes a world stage

August 30, 2010

Having emerged relatively unscathed from the global downturn, Libya is working hard to attract foreign investors, promote tourism and diversify its economy. Stephen Timewell reports.

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Steady road to reform

August 30, 2010

Libyan banks withstood the worst of the global financial crisis and the country's banking sector is forging ahead with its planned expansion, reports Stephen Timewell.


Farhat Bengdara

August 30, 2010

The governor of the Central Bank of Libya tells Stephen Timewell how a major overhaul of the national bank is playing a critical role in driving government plans to improve the efficiency of Libya's economy and promote the private sector.

Freedom pass

August 30, 2010

Recent laws passed in Libya are aimed at removing the obstacles of previous legislations, allowing local businesses to compete and operate internationally, and bringing the economy into the modern age. Stephen Timewell reports.

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Open for business

August 30, 2010

The reform of Libya's stock market to make it more accessible to both foreign and domestic investors is widely expected to usher in a new era for a country whose economy was previously dogged by sanctions. Stephen Timewell reports.

Turbulent times

August 30, 2010

As the fallout from the global financial crisis continues, competition between leading international financial centres has been given a new dimension by threats of tougher regulation in established markets and intense pressure from emerging centres striving hard to push their way into the top league. Writer Silvia Pavoni


Moscow maps route to leading IFC status

August 30, 2010

Moscow is already the financial hub for the former Soviet territories, but formidable legislative and infrastructure hurdles stand in the way of its aspirations to become a global IFC. Now the city and the Russian state are striving very seriously to address these issues, says Yuri Roslyak.

Frankfurt: Regulatory centre of excellence

August 30, 2010

Already home to many of the main European regulatory bodies, Frankfurt's financial centre offers the experience and stability to play a key role in helping Europe shape the future of its financial sector, says Dr Lutz Raettig.

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