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UK offshore centres fight 'tax haven' label

July 28, 2010

The UK's offshore financial centres do not deny that they have accommodating tax regimes, but they baulk at the label 'tax haven' and all the negative connotations that tag brings. Writer Charlie Corbett

Madrid Financial Centre: Safe and sound despite the crisis

October 5, 2009

Madrid's robust financial business model has enabled the city to survive the global recession relatively unscathed. Now the Spanish capital is looking to leverage its world-class business environment and transport facilities to strengthen its presence in Latin America, says Isabel Martin Castellá.

London reasserts its leadership

October 5, 2009

London's status as one of the leading financial centres in the world remains undiminished, with top global companies still flocking to the UK capital, says Sir Andrew Cahn, chief executive of UK Trade & Investment.

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Seoul: Rising blue chip of Asia

October 5, 2009

Vision to reality: Yeouido is earmarked to become Asia's leading financial hub

Based on strong economic fundamentals and improving infrastructure, Seoul is gearing up to become a key player in the new global financial paradigm, says Paul Moon, director-general of Seoul's Investment Bureau.

Shift in the balance

October 5, 2009

The threat of an exodus away from today's leading Western financial centres looms as regulators draw up measures to reduce systemic risk, and the appeal of tax havens and expanding Asian centres rises, Writes Silvia Pavoni.

On the flip side

December 1, 2008

While the the world’s major financial centres are in disarray, smaller European markets are reaping the benefits. Writer Charles Piggott.

Beyond the beaches...

September 1, 2008

As Asia-Pacific’s fourth most-prominent financial services centre, with plans to open an international financial precinct on its foreshore, Sydney is going from strength to strength. By Morris Iemma.

Access to Europe

September 1, 2008

The Netherlands offers one of the world’s most well-connected and business-friendly environments. By Akkie Lansberg.

Adding to capacity, Raising standards

September 1, 2008

Qatar is emerging as one of the Middle East’s most dynamic economies, with a clear vision for its future and the means and determination to achieve it. By Steve Martin.

Latin America’s leader

September 1, 2008

The government’s commitment to reform Chile and improve its economic and physical infrastructure has paid off by putting the country on a par with the world’s leading nations, says Chile’s vice-minister of finance. By María Olivia Recart.

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