GFCI 17: Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s competitiveness as international financial centres down
The latest Global Financial Centres Index published by the Qatar Finance Centre Authority and Long Finance (GFCI 17) found that both Dubai (overall rating down 6 at 688/1,000) and Abu Dhabi (down 7 at 685) slightly lost competitiveness as international financial centres. Dubai is seen as a ‘global specialist’ centre (like Beijing, Geneva and Luxembourg), while Abu Dhabi is seen as a ‘transnational specialist’ centre (like Casablanca, Shenzhen and the BVI). Dubai and Abu Dhabi are, globally, ranked 23rd and 26th.
Source : 31 March 2015/GFCI 17/ Abu Dhabi/ OFF