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Seoul carves niche as world-class financial centre

September 1, 2008

The South Korean and Seoul metropolitan governments are working hard to ensure Seoul’s position as a global financial centre in north-east Asia, writes the director-general of Seoul’s Finance and Investment Bureau. By Paik Yoonbeom.

The rise of Madrid

September 1, 2008

Madrid owes it success to an efficient financial industry and its position as the decision-making centre of Spanish multinationals, says the general manager of the Madrid Financial Centre. By Isabel Martín Castellá.

From vision to reality

September 1, 2008

The prosperous Israeli economy is aiming to attract global investors through new regulation and tax structures in order to become an international financial centre. By Yarom Ariav.

Meeting a need

September 1, 2008

An investigation into the regulatory priorities for international financial centres. By Mark Davies & David Fiennes.

Traditional values stay on top

September 1, 2008

Established financial centres still lead global rankings but their supremacy is under threat from a growing number of competitors from all over the world. By Silvia Pavoni Investment Editor.

Flux and mutability

September 1, 2008

Turbulent times bring with them new opportunities and heightened competition. Ultimately, there will be those International Financial Centres that feel the squeeze, yet there will be others that increase their market share and profit from the credit crunch. By Vince Colvin & John Culliane Deloitte.

conquistador

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.

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