Smiling Assassin Woos Investors
John Key, nicknamed “the smiling assassin” during his time at global exchange in London, is now using his trademark beam to woo billionaire immigrants, foreign investors and high-end tourists according to Bloomberg Markets magazine. New Zealand Herald writer William Mellor takes a closer look at New Zealand’s PM, where he came from and where he is heading. “Attracting high-net-worth individuals is critical in terms of the investments they make and the opportunities they provide for others,” says Key. New Zealand has been struggling to rebound from the worst recession to hit in 3 years. Since he took office in November 28, John Key has cut income and corporate taxes, offered scholarships for business executives and taken personal control of the countries tourism ministry to boost a stuttering $125 billion economy.