Mark Yeandle and Nick Danev
Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (September 2013), 53 pages.
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GFCI 14 provides profiles, rating and rankings for 80 financial centres, drawing on two separate sources of data - instrumental factors (external indices) and responses to an online survey. 102 factors have been used in GFCI 14, of which 37 have been updated since GFCI 13 and 6 are new. London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore remain the top four centres, with a gap of 43 points between London in first and Singapore in fourth. Frankfurt, Zurich and Geneva remain in the GFCI top ten. There is a mixed picture in Asia/Pacific and North America with some centres climbing and other declining. Latin America continues to grow in importance.
The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group in March 2007 following another research project into city competitiveness undertook in 2005. The aim of the GFCI is to examine the major financial centres globally in terms of competitiveness. The GFCI has been published every six months (although the index is actually produced every three months). Find out more about previous editions of the GFCI in the Financial Centre Futures Publications section.
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