HMS Illustrious Sets Sail Amid Gibraltar Row – BBC News [HD]

The Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has set sail from Portsmouth bound for the Mediterranean.

It is one of 10 ships taking part in the Cougar 13 deployment – which features ships departing from Portsmouth and Plymouth heading to the Mediterranean, and then on to the Gulf region to conduct military exercises.

The warship HMS Westminster is set to depart on Tuesday and is scheduled to dock in Gibraltar for a week as part of its voyage.

The exercise was pre-planned but comes at a time of increasing tensions between London and Madrid as the BBC’s Duncan Kennedy explains.

YGTV Gibraltar News Video: Swiss Asset Managers Express Potential Interest in Gibraltar

Ahead of today’s Swiss Asset management conference held on board the Sunborn Gibraltar, Minister for Financial services Albert Isola hosted a reception at Grand Battery House welcoming the 50 strong group of delegates to Gibraltar. During the evening Minister Isola thanked Phillip Canessa of the Gibraltar Finance Centre, and organisers Voxia for their work in putting together the conference.

Minister Isola touched upon the virtues and synergies of what Gibraltar and Switzerland can do together. The conference set out to detail why asset managers might decide to make Gibraltar their European home. He also set out to detail Gibraltar’s efforts in signing Tax Exchange Agreements with a number of International Governments.

During today’s conference YGTV spoke to organisers, Voxia Communications and one Swiss asset manager who sees a great deal of potential within the sector in Gibraltar…
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