London has topped the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), beating New York and Hong Kong to retain its position in the report by think tank Z/Yen and the China Development Institute in Shenzhen.
The British capital saw off uncertainty around Brexit to hold on to its position at the head of the ranking, although the UK’s exit from the European Union next year was cited as a cause for uncertainty in all centres, particularly in relation to business environment.
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