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Shanghai replaces Singapore as top Asian FDI centre

April 1, 2019

Shanghai has beaten out Singapore as the leading Asian destination for financial services FDI, but inflows are down across the board. 

Mercosur IFCs take bulk of Latam FDI over Pacific Alliance hubs

March 1, 2019

Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance are trade hubs within Latin America, but it is the former that attracts the lion's share of financial services FDI. 

Looming Brexit savages London’s status

February 1, 2019

London’s financial services industry has been badly hit by continued uncertainty over just how the UK will leave the EU. Silvia Pavoni reports.

New York tops US IFCs across all rankings

January 2, 2019

New York beats all other US IFCs into first place, with the UK being both biggest recipient of projects and contributor of inward flows. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Shanghai tops ranking for most attractive IFC for FDI

December 3, 2018

Shanghai has beaten Singapore into second place among the world's IFCs in the race to attract the most foreign direct investment, landing more than $1bn. 

Brazil tops Latin America's inward FDI list

November 1, 2018

Latin American and Caribbean IFCs have attracted just a handful of projects in the past year, with Brazil leading the way.

London keeps global IFC crown ahead of New York – for now

September 3, 2018

London again leads The Banker's annual ranking of international finance centres, though New York has its eye on the top spot.

Pacific Alliance financial services FDI is reborn

August 1, 2018

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico – the countries belonging to trading bloc the Pacific Alliance – have turned their fortunes around regarding financial services investment. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Poland scoops financial services FDI Brexit dividend

July 4, 2018

Poland has attracted a good proportion of jobs and investment from US financial companies looking for bases outside a post-Brexit UK. Silvia Pavoni reports.

New HQs reflect London’s FDI dominance in Europe

June 1, 2018

London dominates financial services FDI in western Europe but outward investment in the region overall grew less strongly than inward. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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