Overseas investment declines across top global cities

At first glance, a league table ranking the 50 global cities that attracted the most investment in the first half of 2019 looks pretty clear-cut. The US leads the way with New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles sitting comfortably in the top three spots, with London, Paris and Hong Kong following not far behind. But when the data, compiled by Real Capital Analytics, is compared with figures for the same period in 2018, it tells a different story – particularly for some of the leading metropolises.