Mark Yeandle, Jeremy Horne, Nick Danev
Qatar Financial Centre Authority (March 2011), 40 pages.
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GFCI 9 covers 75 financial centres and uses 76 instrumental factors, of which 37 have been updated since GFCI 8. GFCI 9 reveals that conﬁdence amongst ﬁnancial services professionals has fallen since GFCI 8, as shown by lower overall ratings – 47 centres have lower ratings in GFCI 9 with only 25 centres rated higher. When questioned about which ﬁnancial centres are likely to become more signiﬁcant in the next few years, the top ﬁve centres mentioned were all Asian – Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong and Beijing.
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