Morning Call: The best from Gibraltar

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The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Hong Kong over alternative investment funds (AIFs), reports International Advisor. It should improve co-operation in supervising the funds. This will all help the economy, which according to Yahoo! Finance is already going to reach double digits over the next 12 months.

There are elements that could knock it off course, naturally. The Gibraltar Chronicle reports some concerns over self-sufficiency should Britain pull out of Europe, as both the “yes” and “no” campaigns start to hot up in earnest. That said, it also confirms that Gibraltar Airport has had a record year. It’ll be even more popular when, as the Daily Telegraph reports, tunnels built for wartime purposes are filled with £millions worth of wine.

Finally, having covered the Britain’s Got Talent entry from Gibraltar it would be wrong not to mention Elisha Lang (12) reaching the final of Spain’s La Voz Kids, even if, as the Olive Press reports, there was some confusion about her origins after she had some unhelpful advice about confirming where she was from. She’s 12 and deserves a break – we wish her and all contestants well.

Guy Clapperton is the freelance journalist who edits the New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub. You can also find him in the Guardian, Computer Business Review and Professional Outsourcing which he edits.

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