There is, however, an overall drop in confidence among some centres. Out of the top 25 centres, 23 fell in their ratings and only two moved up. At the lower end of the table, 20 of the 25 lowest-rated centres actually rose in the GFCI ratings. There is little change in the top five positions. London and New York occupying the 1st and 2nd places. Interestingly, despite the ongoing Brexit negotiations, London only lost two points, the smallest decline in the top ten centres.
Hong Kong has moved just ahead of Singapore into 3rd position with just two points ahead on a scale of 1,000. Tokyo remains 5th. All of the Eastern European centres rose in their ratings. Cyprus, Athens, St Petersburg, and Moscow reversing some of their recent declines.