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Barnabas Reynolds

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.

London top IFC for inward and outward FDI

July 1, 2016

London edges out Singapore for inward FDI among IFCs, and is way out in front for outward investment.

London retains western Europe FDI lead

June 1, 2016

Powerhouse London is still on top for western European financial FDI, but Barcelona is a big climber and Glasgow and Trieste are on the rise.

Bratislava and Moscow on top for financial FDI in CEE

May 2, 2016

Bratislava and Moscow top financial services FDI tables in a generally muted investment environment in central and eastern Europe.

Singapore tops developing Asia's financial services FDI

April 1, 2016

With overall inflows decreasing across the region, Singapore attracted the largest amount of financial services foreign direct investment in emerging Asian markets in 2015.

London on top in stagnant Europe for inward investment

March 1, 2016

London is the top performer in a far-from vintage year for attracting foreign investment to European financial centres, as well as being the leader for outbound investment

São Paulo and Buenos Aires lead for Latam FDI

March 1, 2016

A weakening economy has not deterred inward investment to Brazil’s financial centres, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, while Buenos Aires is the Latin American leader for outward FDI.


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