On this week’s programme, Roger Watterson will be taking a closer look at the global economy, and the Isle of Man’s place within it.
Many countries around the world have been gripped by financial crisis in recent years. The true scale of the impending calamity came to light when America’s fourth-largest investment bank, Lehman Brothers, collapsed in September 2008.
And there’s concern that the growing turmoil in the Eurozone could have further implications for the United Kinngdom economy, which has also suffered as a result of the banking collapse.
But the Manx economy has fared better than most during the global downturn, and a report published last week outlines the Island’s benefits to the international community, and in particular to the UK and the City of London.
Commissioned by the Isle of Man Government, the Ernst & Young report highlights the diversification of the Island’s economy and its transition from a largely rural economy into an International Business Centre.
Joining Roger in the studio for the programme will be Chief Minister Allan Bell and businessman John Webster, who is a former Economic Adviser to the Manx Government.
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