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London leads western Europe for financial services FDI despite Brexit

December 1, 2017

London is still the biggest lure for FDI, but western Europe has lost its appetite for expansion. Silvia Pavoni reports.

IFCs display different shades of green

October 2, 2017

Many international finance centres are setting up or piloting sustainable finance bond programmes. But inconsistency in the way sustainability is measured makes it hard to assess just how green they really are. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Brexit-bound London retains top slot in 2017 IFC rankings

September 1, 2017

London leads the world’s international financial centre rankings again, though second placed New York boast profits four times as large as the UK capital. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Mexico attracts most Nafta FDI for financial services

August 1, 2017

Out of the Nafta countries, Mexico attracted the most inward FDI in the financial services sector between June 2016 and May 2017, reports Silvia Pavoni.

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Asia on top in emerging markets FDI

June 1, 2017

Asia dominates the list of inward and outward financial services FDI in emerging markets, but Middle Eastern centres have gained a greater presence in the latter, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

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.

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