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In this report

Frankfurt is determined to rival London and New York as a financial centre. It aims to become an important trading hub for China’s currency, the renminbi, and lays claim to being one of Europe’s technology capitals. This report explores the city’s present and how it is going about making its future

Business coups raise Frankfurt’s profile

City makes progress in its quest to rival London and New York

Rivalry builds in battle for a share of China’s currency trades

Work needs to be done by Frankfurt to pull ahead of the competition

Bankers keen to court small businesses

Cash is available but the Mittelstand does not want it

ECB needs to get house in order

The eurozone banking watchdog is to be based in Frankfurt

Local lenders to come under pan-EU regulator

The European Central Bank may take a tougher line on the German institutions that it will supervise

Deutsche Börse hopes that its philosophy has global appeal

Exchange’s breadth of operations is unrivalled

Welcome to Frankfurt, plumbing capital of the world wide web

Influence grows as city provides base for world’s largest internet exchange

Historic Frankfurt Book Fair retains crucial role in a digitised world

Although the October gathering has declined in scale, its networking opportunities remain second to none

Gentrification sparks divisions in old city districts

Locals feel squeezed out by incomers

A place where commerce and culture meet

The arts are far from neglected in a city busy making money