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NYC Again Tops Global Ranking of Financial Centers

New York City once again leads the list of global financial centers, according to the 33rd edition of the semiannual Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) from Z/Yen Partners and China Development Institute.  

Maintaining a comfortable lead over second-place London, the city ranks first for all five topline metrics covered by the index: business environment; human capital; infrastructure; financial sector development; and reputational and general. The GFCI is compiled using 153 instrumental factors. 

The report accompanying the index noted the relative strength of the U.S. economy compared to other regions of the globe. Two U.S. cities, Chicago and Boston, entered the top 10 along with Seoul, replacing Paris, Shenzhen and Beijing. 

Two other U.S. cities, San Francisco and Los Angeles, figured in the top 10 globally of the latest ranking, coming in fifth and sixth, respectively. The top 10 is rounded out by Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. 


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