Financial Areas in Shanghai
The most famous financial area in Shanghai is Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone in Pudong New Area. Facing Huangpu River to its west, Lujiazui has many domestic and foreign financial institutions such as banks, stock exchanges and insurance companies. Currently, there are more than 30 buildings over 25 stories high with commerce as their leading function, and over 504 domestic and overseas financial and insurance corporations located in Lujiazui. Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Securities Mansion and the largest stock exchange of Asia are located in Lujiazui, making it the most important part of the central business district of the city.
Landmark buildings in Lujiazui include:
- Oriental Pearl Tower
- Jin Mao Building
- Shanghai World Financial Center
- Super Brand Mall
- Shanghai IFC
- Bank of China Tower
- Shanghai Tower
The Bund as been an important financial area since long ago. Due to some historical reasons and the advantageous location, many foreign financial institutions especially banks set up their buildings in the Bund area in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Bund extending from East Yan'an Road to East Beijing Road now boasts many magnificent constructions in various classical western styles. Consequently it has become a financial center of the city and is referred as the 'Oriental Wall Street'.