Mark Yeandle, Jeremy Horne and Nick Danev
Qatar Financial Centre Authority (September 2011), 40 pages.
GFCI 10 was published in September 2011 as part of the Financial Centre Futures publications (press release).
GFCI 10 covers 75 financial centres and uses 79 factors, of which 34 have been updated and four are new since GFCI 9. There is no signiﬁcant difference between London, New York and Hong Kong in the ratings and many respondents from our questionnaire continue to believe that these centres work together for mutual beneﬁt. The Nordic and Eastern European centres are now getting very strong support. Centres such as Tallinn (up 118 points in the ratings), Istanbul (up 86 points), Moscow (up 75 points), Helsinki (up 72 points), Copenhagen (up 55 points) and St Petersburg (up 50 points) all demonstrate strong increases in competitiveness.
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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