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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.

Singapore the clear leader among Asean IFCs

January 2, 2018

Singapore drew the lion’s share of Asean financial services investment in 2016-17, with inflows up at $1.1bn. It also led the outward rankings but value was down on the previous year, in line with the rest of the region. Silvia Pavoni reports.

London leads western Europe for financial services FDI despite Brexit

December 1, 2017

London is still the biggest lure for FDI, but western Europe has lost its appetite for expansion. Silvia Pavoni reports.

IFCs display different shades of green

October 2, 2017

Many international finance centres are setting up or piloting sustainable finance bond programmes. But inconsistency in the way sustainability is measured makes it hard to assess just how green they really are. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Brexit-bound London retains top slot in 2017 IFC rankings

September 1, 2017

London leads the world’s international financial centre rankings again, though second placed New York boast profits four times as large as the UK capital. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Mexico attracts most Nafta FDI for financial services

August 1, 2017

Out of the Nafta countries, Mexico attracted the most inward FDI in the financial services sector between June 2016 and May 2017, reports Silvia Pavoni.

Paris extends European lead for IFC assets

July 3, 2017

Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

Asia on top in emerging markets FDI

June 1, 2017

Asia dominates the list of inward and outward financial services FDI in emerging markets, but Middle Eastern centres have gained a greater presence in the latter, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Istanbul and Moscow lead emerging European IFCs

May 2, 2017

Istanbul attracted the most financial services FDI within the 'emerging Europe' region, while Moscow was the leader for outward FDI.

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