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12 September 2017

The Times: London remains top for financial services

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London has held on to its position as the world’s most attractive financial centre, while New York has fallen amid concerns about President Trump’s trade policy.



The capital slipped only two points in the biannual Z/Yen global financial centres index poll, despite uncertainty about Brexit. New York kept its position in second place, but fell 24 points “presumably due to fears over US trade”, the survey said.

Other locations benefited from Brexit. Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam all rose amid expectations that they would become bigger centres of finance after the UK leaves the European Union. The survey, which was completed in June, was compiled using responses from financial services professionals around the world. Hong Kong moved just ahead of Singapore into third place [...]

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