CEO World recently released an article featuring the World’s Top 15 Best Cities For Business And Careers based on a number of factors. We have featured the top 10 here for your interest. To view CEO World Magazines full article please click here.
1) London (Aggregate Score- 75.32, Ease of Doing Business- 87.36, Business Center- 62.13, Career opportunities- 55.94)- London, the capital of England and the UK, is the world’s ninth-largest city. Its history spans nearly 2,000 years, beginning with the arrival of the Romans soon after their invasion of Britain in AD43. London is situated on the banks of the river Thames, in southeast England.
It is the premier city in Europe in terms of size, population and per-capita wealth. What strikes visitors more than anything about London is the sheer size of this city, spreading across a huge area from its core on the River Thames, which meanders through the city centre, dividing it into northern and southern halves.
2) New York (Aggregate Score- 72.57, Ease of Doing Business- 85.52, Business Center- 59.54, Career opportunities- 50.71)- New York City, arguably the world’s most vibrant and sprawling metropolis, occupies five boroughs, each with its own distinct identity. After all, before the historic 1898 consolidation, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island were each independent municipalities. Manhattan Manhattan, home to the most recognizable sites, dominates popular perception of New York City. Its most famous districts are listed below: Wall Street & the Financial District New York’s first district remains its most historic. Wall Street investment banks coexist with landmarks like Trinity Church .
3) Tokyo (Aggregate Score- 70.84, Ease of Doing Business- 86.08, Business Center- 53.88, Career opportunities- 86.60)- Tokyo is the governmental, financial and administrative centre of Japan. Quick to embrace modern developments and fashions following the 1868 Meiji Restoration, Tokyo has continued to be at the forefront of trends and technology and remains the country`s most cosmopolitan city. Japan`s current drive towards economic reform and deregulation was initiated here, and it is here that these measures are having their most immediate effect.
While Tokyoites are generally the most cosmopolitan of Japanese, many will be reserved in the company of foreigners, particularly when called upon to speak English. Whereas almost everyone under fifty has some basic knowledge of English, very few are able to speak fluently.
4) Chicago (Aggregate Score- 70.12, Ease of Doing Business- 87.07, Business Center- 71.89, Career opportunities- 83.88)- Chicago, for much of its history, has been known informally as America’s “Second City.” It is currently ranked as the third-most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. Chicago is located in northern Illinois and curves around Lake Michigan, with the Chicago River snaking through its center. The name “Chicago” is the French rendering of the Miami-Illinois name shikaakwa, meaning “wild leek”. Etymologically, the sound /shikaakwa/ in Miami-Illinois literally means ’striped skunk’, and was a reference to wild leek, or the smell of onions.The name was initially applied to the river, but later came to denote what is presently the site of the city.
5) Hong Kong (Aggregate Score- 68.98, Ease of Doing Business- 88.24, Business Center- 66.16, Career opportunities- 86.60)- Hong Kong is one of the world’s reliable and efficient financial centers. The advantages of no exchange control, sound legal system and efficient transport/communication networks make the incorporation in Hong Kong attractive for international traders. Hong Kong is ranked the freest economy in the world.
6) Singapore (Aggregate Score- 67.57, Ease of Doing Business- 82.64, Business Center- 50.91, Career opportunities- 77.57)- The Republic of Singapore consists of the main island of Singapore and some 63 offshore islands. Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.
The official languages in Singapore are Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English. Malay is the national language and English is the language of administration. The Constitution allows every person the right to profess and practise his religion and to propagate it. The main religions in Singapore are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism.
7) Frankfurt (Aggregate Score- 65.69, Ease of Doing Business- 82.15, Business Center- 55.21, Career opportunities- 88.12)- Frankfurt is the most international city in Germany, the largest financial centre on the European continent, a historical city of coronations and the city of Goethe. In brief, the smallest metropolis in the world – often referred to as “Mainhattan”.
Paris (Aggregate Score- 65.23, Ease of Doing Business- 73.83, Business Center- 51.37, Career opportunities- 84.68)- Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is – with 2.2 million people living in the dense central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area – one of the largest agglomerations in Europe. Paris is one of Europe’s culinary centers. The restaurant trade began here just over 220 years ago and continues to thrive. It may however come as a surprise that Paris isn’t considered the culinary capital of France, rather some people prefer the French cooking found in small rural restaurants, outside of the city, closer to the farms and with their focus on freshness and regional specialties.
9) Seoul (Aggregate Score- 64.25, Ease of Doing Business- 87.30, Business Center- 56.19, Career opportunities- 74.43)- Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, has been the center of the country in its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day.
Seoul emerged as the capital city before the Common Era. Its emergence occurred during the early days of Baekje, one of the three kingdoms that existed in the peninsula for over a millennium. Baekje’s rich and brilliant culture became the basis for cultivating Korea’s cultural history. During the Three Kingdoms Era, it was the strategic region all those three rival countries competed for, which illustrates the substantial significance of Seoul during that era.
The political, commercial, industrial, and cultural center of the nation, Seoul is by far the most important city in the country, containing almost one quarter of its citizens. In the 15 years between 1970 and 1985 the population grew by over 4,000,000 and Seoul modernized dramatically, becoming one of the world’s major cities.
10) Mumbai (Aggregate Score- 64.12, Ease of Doing Business- 82.45, Business Center- 53.03, Career opportunities- 86.60)- Mumbai, which was previously known as Bombay is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the state capital of Maharashtra . Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it being the country’s principal financial and communications centre. The city has the largest and the busiest port handling India’s foreign trade and a major Intentional airport. India’s largest Stock Exchange which ranks as the third largest in the world, is situated in Mumbai. Here, trading of stocks is carried out in billions of rupees everyday.
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