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Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

Emerging Asia tops global IFCs

February 2, 2015

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

January 5, 2015

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

December 1, 2014

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

Brazil's IFCs top Latam FDI inflow list, but Venezuela rules on outflows

November 3, 2014

Brazil remains the leading Latin American country for foreign investment into the finance sector, but its total investment levels have shrunk. When it comes to outbound investment into the region, Venezuela is leading the way.

London retains asset management star billing

London retains its IFC lead

October 1, 2014

London retains its title as the top international finance centre in the world, although New York’s stock market capitalisation is almost four times that of the UK capital. Meanwhile, Johannesburg has made the most dramatic of advances up the rankings, jumping 18 places to rank 17th.

New York is top US international finance centre for FDI

August 20, 2014

New York leads the world’s international finance centres for inbound and outbound foreign direct investment into the financial services sector, but other US financial centres are also proving attractive destinations.

Beijing tops IFC ranking by bank profits

July 23, 2014

Europe’s cities may be on the recovery but it is Beijing that tops the table of most profitable international financial centres worldwide. 

Larry Howai

Finance minister looks to put Trinidad and Tobago on IFC map

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago finance minister Larry Howai tells Silvia Pavoni about his plans for the country's international finance centre, and explains why its improving legislative framework and educated workforce make the country stand out from its Caribbean peers.

Jwala Rambarran

Trinidad and Tobago CBG takes the inclusive approach

July 1, 2014

The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority. 

Trinidad and Tobago IFC

Trinidad and Tobago looks to clear the IFC hurdles

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s plans to develop an international finance centre hold great promise, but what hurdles does the country face to achieve its goal?

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