Most Competitive Financial Centers
GFCI 6 Rating: 649
Commonly known in Germany as "the city of the banks," "Mainhattan" and "Bankfurt," six major German banks are headquartered in the city, including Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank and KfW, among others. The city is also home to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the XETRA, which makes the city the second largest European center for stock trading. Frankfurt ranks highly in government regulation (#6), market access (#8) and infrastructure (#9).