London is Still Considered World’s Top Financial Center
A newly released study finds that London is still considered the most attractive financial center in the world.
London was followed by New York City. The study showed that the British capital extended its lead over New York compared to past years.
Some politicians and economists have suggested that London would lose its top rating because of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. But the study shows there are few signs of that happening -- at least not yet.
The Z/Yen Global Financial Centers Index rates 92 financial centers on things such as public services and the availability of experienced and well-educated workers.
New York, in second place, finished 24 points behind London. That is the largest difference between the two cities since the study was first published in 2007. Hong Kong finished in third place, and Singapore finished fourth.
New York's overall rating fell 24 points from its rating the year before. That is the biggest fall among top U.S. cities. Study organizers say the large drop probably resulted from "fears over U.S. trade."
Since becoming U.S. president in January, Donald Trump has removed the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Critics have described his economic policy as isolationist.
TheCityUK is the most powerful group working in support of Britain's financial industry. The group says its members are saying that they do not know enough about what will happen when the country leaves the EU.
Miles Celic leads TheCityUK. He says that because it is not clear what will happen, "many firms have already started to activate their contingency plans and others will undoubtedly follow suit if these aren't confirmed as soon as possible."
The survey was completed in June. Since then, talks between Britain and the European Commission about Britain's planned withdrawal from the EU have become increasingly unpleasant.
And in the past two months, most major U.S., British and Japanese banks have said they will open offices in Frankfurt, Germany or Dublin, Ireland. A year ago, Frankfurt finished in 23rd place in the study. This year it rose to 11th. Dublin was in 33rd place last year. This year it moved up to 30th place.
1.financial centers 金融中心
Hong Kong is one of the important international financial centers with a very active stock market.
2.Since then 此后
Since then he has been drawing a pension.
3.trade deal 商业交易
They have been negotiating a bilateral trade deal.
4.economic policy 经济政策
His administration's economic policy would focus on reining in inflation.
1.This year it moved up to 30th place.
moved up to 上升到
He's been moved up to the position of manager.
Finland moved up to fourth place, from seventh last year.
2.TheCityUK is the most powerful group working in support of Britain's financial industry.
in support of 支持；拥护
I am just doing what I can in support of them.
Still, some others were in support of the ban.
而纽约紧随其后 。研究表明，与过去几年相比，伦敦领先纽约的优势得到进一步扩大 。
一些政治学家和经济学家认为，由于英国计划退出欧盟，英国将会失去其最高评级 。但是研究表明，目前没有出现这种情况的迹象，至少目前没有 。
排名第二的纽约落后伦敦24分 。自2007年这项研究发布以来，这是两个城市差距最大的一次 。香港排名第三，新加坡排名第四 。
纽约的整体评级较去年下跌了24分 。这是美国几大城市中的最大跌幅 。研究组织者表示，这一大幅下跌可能是出于对“美国贸易的忧虑 。”
自特朗普1月份上任后，美国就退出了跨太平洋伙伴关系协定 。评论家称他的经济政策是孤立主义 。
TheCityUK是支持英国金融业的最强大的组织 。该组织称其成员表示，他们对英国脱欧时所发生的事情了解得尚不够充分 。
Miles Celic是TheCityUK组织的领导者 。他表示，因为不清楚会发生什么，“很多公司已经开始启动应急方案 。如果这些计划不尽快确认，其它公司无疑也会跟风 。”
这项调查在今年6月份完成 。自那时起，英国与欧盟委员会关于英国退出欧盟的谈判变得越来越差强人意 。
过去的两个月里，美国、英国和日本的大多数主要银行先后表态，他们将在德国法兰克福或爱尔兰都柏林设办事处 。一年前，法兰克福在该研究中的排名为第23位，今年升至第11位 。而都柏林去年排名第33位，今年升至第30位 。