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Island impresses top financial official

The president of the World Bank Group has praised the Isle of Man for its work as a financial jurisdiction.

Robert Zoellick was speaking to the Small States Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

A few weeks after a small countries financial managment programme was held in Douglas, Treasury Minister Allan Bell had a five minute audience to put forward the Island's case.

He says such an opportunity, coupled with Mr Zoellick's comments, could prove invaluable:

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