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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?

Shipping out

Trinidad and Tobago's maritime solution

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago has much to do to improve its business climate in the non-energy sector, but the Caribbean country already has ambitious plans, which include developing its maritime economy.

Trinidad and Tobago looks beyond oil and gas

Trinidad and Tobago looks beyond oil and gas

July 1, 2014

With an average GDP per capita higher than any other country in Central and South America, Trinidad and Tobago has built its economic might on the back of its oil and gas resources. However, the Caribbean country is now looking to diversify its economy, and key to this is the establishment of an IFC.

What would Scottish independence mean for banks

What would Scottish independence mean for banks?

July 1, 2014

If Scotland opts for independence from the rest of the UK later in 2014, the latter would be likely to get custody of banks.

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