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CHRISTIAN DOHERTY Business writer Christian examines the importance of strong branding, and discovers why the Channel Islands are a force in taking businesses to market.


Business


LIZ SALECKA The Vickers Report could shake up the UK’s banking industry like nothing before. Our European Editor Liz measures the possible impact on the Channel Islands.


08 News A round-up of the latest business news and appointments


16 The Vickers report How a new-look banking industry in the UK


might affect Jersey and Guernsey Cover Story:


but why?


24 Interview Nick Ogden chats about creating a world-leading


DAVE WALLER businesslife.co mainstay Dave works out what distinguishes a great CEO from an also-ran, and finds out whether Mauritius is a challenger to Jersey and Guernsey.


company and why the Channel Islands need to get up to speed


28 Mauritius Could a jurisdiction off the African coast be


a legitimate threat to Jersey and Guernsey?


32 IPOs How the islands are making a mark when it


comes to bringing companies to market


DAVID BURROWS Are young people in danger of being financially illiterate? And, if so, will it affect those looking to make their way in business? Financial writer David takes a look.


6 businesslife.co February/March 2012


36 Investment management In turbulent times, you need to make wise


choices about who looks after your money


40 Branding Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Disney are among the


world’s top brands, but why does brand matter?


20 Cosmetic surgery More men than ever are going under the knife,


44 CEOs How the man or woman at the top can make or


break even the biggest company


48 The world in 2050 Just what will the global economy look like in


38 years’ time?


50 Music memorabilia Ever wanted to own a piece of pop history?


Here’s what you need to know


58 Financial literacy Would better financial education help young


people get ahead in business? Life


In our lifestyle section we take you to some of the world’s wildest skiing destinations; look at the exciting world of near-field communication technology; and take time out with Mark Helyar at Bedell Cristin in Guernsey.


Property


In our 36-page property supplement we look at the residential and commercial markets in the Channel Islands; reveal insider tips on 2012’s interior-design trends; guide you through the pleasures and pitfalls of creating your dream outside space; and showcase the best eco-friendly items for your home.


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