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In afew's diary about offshore fiscal centres, there is a graph ranking countries according to the share of financial services to non-residents in the GDP. UK is ranking high above other industrialised countries. I think this graph would fit in this LTE...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 10:51:30 AM EST

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 12:26:03 PM EST
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Yep. I don't think the graph should be used in the LTE, but a reference to the IMF paper saying that along their criteria, UK can be seen as an offshore financial centre...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 03:14:59 PM EST
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