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the international investment, business & finance magazine of cyprus

INVESTMENT

GUIDE 2012 Top stocks, key strategies, best opportunities & advice from the experts

+ DEMETRA KALOGEROU, PETROS LIVANIOS, DARIOS MELAS 2012

One step forward, Two steps back

EUROZONE

Breaking up is hard to do?

INTERVIEWS

Andreas Athinodorou Andrey Dashin Ester Levanon

Plus:

MONEY / BUSINESS ECONOMY TAX & LEGAL LIFESTYLE / opinion


issue 10 january 2012

08 EDITORIAL 10 NEWS BRIEFING 13 FIVE MINUTES WITH 16 INDICATORS | COMMODITIES | FOREX

22 COVER STORY Investment Guide 2012 Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best

+ opinion .XXX For Danger by Roddy Kyriakides

the debate Will 2012 be a better year for Cyprus than 2011?” by Dinos Milel (Yes) and Jack Gregory (No) 18 Eat, Pay, Love by Eleni Vickers

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XXXXX by Peter Economides

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The experts’ view 30

68 60 FEATURES 38 | Safeguarding the Cyprus securities market

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The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

48 | Living the Big Dream Interview with Alpari CEO Andrey Dashin

52 | Cyprus: A Future Regional Energy Hub? Founding a local exploration & production industry

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+ BOok review

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56 Teamwork, Innovation, Success The international Business Banking (IBB) division of Marfin Laiki Bank 60 Breaking Up is Hard to Do? The top ten most likely consequences of a eurozone break-up

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64 Staying Smart Interview with Dr. Ester Levanon, CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

money: MONEY: Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar By Barry Eichengreen 63

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68 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 2011 may have been bumpy but 2012 could be even worse

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BUSINESS: Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful By Daniel S. Hamermesh 66 TAX & LEGAL: The Number That Killed Us: A Story of Modern Banking, Flawed Mathematics, and a Big Financial Crisis By Pablo Triana 77

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72 Can Cyprus afford to give up its ‘selling point’ of a 10% corporate tax rate in the context of closer eurozone fiscal integration? The views of leading law firms and corporate service providers

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74 Small Country, Huge Potential Interview with Andreas Athinodorou, CEO of the Aspen Trust Group

78 Diamonds Are Forever They sparkle, they are expensive but are they worth investing in?

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