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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.

US keeps lead in Latam FDI - for now

May 1, 2018

Keen to hold the geopolitical balance of power in Latin America, the US is beating China in financial services FDI into the region – but not by much, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Prague on top in CEE as inward FDI dips

April 3, 2018

Czech Republic capital Prague was the leading central and eastern European IFC in 2017, followed by Warsaw in Poland. Overall, however, the region saw a drop in inward foreign direct investment, despite its general economic health. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Latam financial services FDI drops sharply

March 1, 2018

Leading cities attracted less than half the financial services investment of last year’s top 10, but São Paulo continues to thrive. Silvia Pavoni reports.

New York and London trail Silicon Valley as fintech hubs

February 1, 2018

Silicon Valley is the global leader in fintech, but is far behind Shanghai in technology adoption. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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