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GFCI 11.5 – Interim Figures Released

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) 11.5.

The GFCI is published in full each March and September, with interim figures released in advance to give an indication of where centres are heading in the rankings. The latest full report, GFCI 11, is available online.

GFCI 11.5 indicates:

  • a small increase in overall ratings with 56 centres up since GFCI 11, 11 centres down and 10 remaining the same;
  • the leading Asian centres show small declines in their ratings with Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai all down a little;
  • the Eurozone crisis hit some of the leading European centres hard in GFCI 10 and GFCI 11 – Madrid, Milan, Dublin and even Athens have seen minor upward movements since then;
  • the leading offshore centres continue their rise towards their pre-crises ratings with Jersey, Guernsey and the British Virgin Islands all up from GFCI 11.

It should be noted that the interim updates of the GFCI are based on a smaller number of online assessments than the main updates of the GFCI and thus generally show smaller changes in ratings and rankings.

GFCI 12 is due for publication on Monday, 24 September 2012. For more details, or to participate, please see the GFCI home page.

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