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Big banks might move to Hong Kong | FT

I was listening to all the pundits making predictions for 2010 over the weekend and one struck me in particular. It was Chrystia Friedland US Managing Director of Financial Times on Fareed Zakaria GPS, and she predicted big banks moving their headquarters to Hong Kong, in response to regulation and taxes. It was a one liner comment, with no follow through, but there is no reason for an investment bank which can operate virtually not o optimise its HQ location. Interesting. One more point for the rise of emerging economies.

Written by Colin Henderson

January 4, 2010 at 08:48

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