Properties in the world’s top financial cities

From a penthouse flat in Sydney’s pier development to a loft apartment in New York.


Boardwalk Place, Canary Wharf, London E14. An apartment with on-site porterage and parking overlooking docks in Boardwalk Place and the O2 centre, and close to Canary Wharf's array of shops, bars and restaurants. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen, terrace, leasehold, 1,172 sq ft. £850,000 Savills 020-7531 2500.


West India Quay, London E14. A refurbished flat in this landmark building close to Canary Wharf, with views across the London skyline. It has wood floors, floor-to ceiling windows and a modern kitchen with integrated appliances. 2 beds, bath, recep, concierge, parking, 1,360 sq ft. £980,000 Knight Frank 020-7512 9966.


Chelsea Loft, NYC, USA. A double corner loft apartment in a renovated warehouse at the crossroads of the Highline and Gallery District. Dating from 1910, it has exposed brickwork and ceiling timbers, wood floors, oversized industrial picture windows and an outdoor loggia. 2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area. £2.9m Halstead Property 020-7467 5330.

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Hong Kong Garden, Mid Level West, Hong Kong Island. Set in a central area of Hong Kong Island, this renovated flat has an 800sq ft terrace with a built in BBQ, a separate balcony, two parking spaces and a maid's room. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen. 1,991 sq ft living space. £3.5m Engel & Vlkers +852 256 13616.


Minami-Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. This penthouse flat has a dining room overlooking Arisugawa Park and a formal Japanese Ryotei dining room with attached gourmet kitchen. It has a courtyard Japanese garden with surrounding corridor. 1 bed, bath with Jacuzzi, wine cellar. £8.86m Sotheby's International Realty + 81 3 3449 3355.


NoHo, NYC, USA. This flat takes up the 17th floor of the Gwathmey & Siegel-designed tower at Astor Place. It has a wraparound terrace and ceiling-height windows offering views across New York. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 dressing rooms, open-plan living room, chef's kitchen, 5,100 sq ft. £9.5m Halstead Property 020-7467 5330.


Sydney Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia. A penthouse flat in Sydney Wharf's pier development with views of the bridge. It has a state-of-the-art kitchen, 2 balconies and a roof terrace. 3 beds, 4 baths, open-plan recep, mezzanine, outdoor spa, parking, indoor pool and gym complex, 4,305 sq ft. £4.37m+ Savills +61 2 8215 8888.


Mnnedorf, Lake Zurich, Switzerland. A 1940s house 18 km from Zurich. It has wood-block floors, period features throughout and mature gardens with bathing areas and boat dock. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, summer living room, kitchen, garage, boat shelter, 0.34 acres. £9.2m Engel & Vlkers + 41 43 210 92 20.