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London stays on top of IFC tree

In The Banker's ranking of the world’s international financial centres, London continues to lead over close rival New York, but competitors from China and Japan are rising through the ranks.

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London tops western Europe FDI tables

The UK capital leads in both inflows and outflows of FDI among western European IFCs, while Madrid, Milan and Dublin show strongly.

Shanghai tops Chinese ranking of finance centres for inward FDI

Shanghai is China’s biggest international financial centre in terms of inflows of foreign direct investment, while Beijing tops the table for outflows.

Johannesburg is top African financial hub

In the ranking of African financial centres, Johannesburg is the leading destination for FDI inflows, while Casablanca leads the way in terms of outflows. 

Budapest tops CEE ranking for attracting financial services FDI

Budapest is the new top financial services investment destination in central and eastern Europe, while Moscow retains its crown as the largest international financial centre for outward investment.

Shanghai leads Asian FDI ranking

Shanghai leads Asian FDI ranking

Shanghai is the top destination for foreign investment in the financial services sector, while Tokyo is the largest investor abroad.

São Paulo top destination for finance FDI

São Paulo once again received the most foreign direct investment in the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014, while Caracas topped the tables for outward investment.

Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

While international financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region boom, Europe is practically at a standstill in terms of the growth of its banking sector.

Shanghai is leading global IFC by inward FDI

Shanghai was the leading global IFC for attracting FDI for the 12 months up to the end of October 2014, while New York came out on top for outward investment.

London leads FDI in western Europe

London leads western Europe's FDI tables, but Dublin's recovery shows promising growth as an international finance centre.

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