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This issue December 2010/January 2011: Contents Contributors


Business 06 NEWS


A round-up of the latest business news and appointments


12 UK BRIBERY ACT DAVE WALLER


Business writer Dave has his hands full this issue: he looks at the rise of Singapore, how cloud computing could be the next big tech thing and unravels the new UK Bribery Act.


When the new Act comes into force in April, the implications for businesses in the Channel Islands could be startling


36 THE SECURITY INTERESTS LAW What the amended law means for the public


and for professionals 38 CLOUD COMPUTING


NICK KIRBY Nick, businesslife.co’s Editor-in-Chief, puts on his writer’s hat to interview business angel Scott Haughton, and then takes to the skies to explore the delights of flying in private jets.


18 SCOTT HAUGHTON The Co-Founder of Envestors talks about


business angels and getting a foothold in Jersey


It’s described reverentially as ‘the future’ by those in the know, but just what might it mean to you?


30 SINGAPORE


How the second smallest country in Asia has risen to become one of the most successful finance centres in the world


RACHAEL WOOLSTON


Not able to get away for a whole week on the piste? Skiing writer Rachael tells you about some of the best short skiing breaks available and highlights two must-have pieces of gear.


22 SMEs AND BANKING Could niche lenders in the Channel Islands help


SMEs stay in business?


26 RETAIL DISTRIBUTION REVIEW How new legislation is going to affect the public


as well as the financial services industry


Life


In our lifestyle section, we look at the ups and downs (mostly ups) of flying privately, put the latest ‘tablet’ computers under the spotlight, show you exactly where the best skiing short breaks can be had, and take Time Out with Alison Parry, Managing Director, Trust & Corporate, at Legis Group in Guernsey.


LIZ SALECKA


As small and medium-sized Channel Island businesses struggle to borrow money, financial journalist Liz looks at whether niche business lenders could provide a different way forward.


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