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In this issue

The state’s model of European welfare combined with low taxes is being re-examined as revenues fall and slowdown hits the banks

Manx society faces reduced state role

Andrew Bounds finds a model of European welfare combined with low taxes being re-examined as revenues fall and slowdown hits the banks

Dom Hemingway, currently in production and starring Jude Law and Richard E. Grant

Film: Lights, camera but slightly less action

Andrew Bounds finds the industry’s attractions are being outmatched by rivals

Gambling: Asia internet gaming on a roll

Andrew Bounds reports on a new revenue source that accounts for almost 10% of GDP

Financial services: Plan to win customers in emerging markets

Government strategists are developing country-by-country approach to promotion of specialist skills, writes Brian Groom

William Faulds and Charlotte Traynor, founders of the Apple Orphanage company

Manufacturing: Food and drink enjoy growing reputation

Andrew Bounds reports on industrial prowess across a wide range of products

Profile: DLP

The maker of kitchens and bathrooms adapted for the disabled and elderly goes global, writes Andrew Bounds

A man on a motorcyle at the Manx Grand Prix
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Economy: Changed tax deal puts squeeze on growth

Rare for the developed world, the island has escaped recession but it is nonetheless feeling the fiscal pressure, reports Andrew Bounds

A woman opening the hatch of a space ship
©Charlie Bibby

Commentary: Under pressure over the morality of tax planning

Isle of Man’s success will depend on how well it can harness the range of products and services it offers, writes Brian Groom

Facade of Cains law firm

Professional services: Sector grows in sophistication, experience and global outlook

Brian Groom finds diversification into pensions advice and management of yachts and aircraft