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Beijing leads IFCs by banking measures

September 2, 2019

Beijing reigns supreme in the ranking of international financial centres by bank data, outstripping main rival New York by some way. Silvia Pavoni reports.

US IFCs top education rankings

August 1, 2019

Rankings of IFCs by the number of business schools and Internal Baccalaureate establishments put Boston and Chicago at the top. 

London tops IFC list for green bond trading

July 2, 2019

London leads the way for the issuance of green bonds, trading $5.74bn in the first quarter of 2019, followed by Dublin and Luxembourg. Silvia Pavoni reports.

How has the US-China trade war affected financial services FDI?

June 3, 2019

US investment into mainland China has all but dried up as the trade war heats up. 

How Brexit could affect UK financial services exports

May 1, 2019

New research shows the extent that leaving the EU might affect British financial services exports, with shocks likely to be felt beyond London. 

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. 

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