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Singapore leads Asia-Pacific IFC FDI rankings for second year

April 3, 2017

Singapore continues to pull in the largest financial services FDI volumes in Asia, reports Silvia Pavoni.

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro top financial FDI in Latam

March 1, 2017

The big Latin American cities dominate in the ranking of FDI into the region's financial centres, writes Silvia Pavoni.

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The battle after Brexit: which European IFCs will benefit?

February 1, 2017

With the UK government’s deadline for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty approaching, The Banker looks at the European financial centres set to gain the most from London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene.

Hong Kong takes bulk of Chinese IFC investment

January 2, 2017

Hong Kong was the leading IFC for investment from mainland China between 2011 and 2016, in which time China itself pulled in a whopping $20bn from other IFCs, led by London. Silvia Pavoni reports.

New York comfortably leads US financial service centres tables

December 1, 2016

Unsurprisingly, New York tops the US financial centre rankings for attracting investment, but its outflows outstripped inflows by a considerable margin, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Is Brexit affecting London's status as Europe's financial services FDI leader?

November 1, 2016

London leads Europe for financial services FDI, but with a UK-EU divorce in sight, can the capital retain its attraction to investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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IFCs jockey for post-Brexit spoils

October 3, 2016

London has long been the world’s pre-eminent international finance centre. But is this position under threat due to Brexit and the rise of Asia? Edward Russell-Walling investigates.

London retains IFC crown as Brexit fallout looms

October 2, 2016

London remains the world's leading international financial centre, though the vote for the UK to leave the EU has cast an element of doubt over its future. Hoping to take advantage of any uncertainty will be the likes of New York and Hong Kong, which finished a respective second and third in The Banker's ranking.

Paris leads western European IFCs by bank profits

September 1, 2016

The French capital is thriving, but profitability is on the wane in many of its rival cities, reports Silvia Pavoni.

Beijing leads Chinese charge at top of IFC assets ranking

August 1, 2016

Beijing confirms its dominance of the list of largest financial centres by banking assets, ahead of five more Chinese cities in the top 50.

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