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The Most Important Cities In The World
Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2014 | JULIE ZEVELOFF

Posted on 04/23/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

London is the most important city in the world for the rich, according to the latest Wealth Report from real estate consulting firm Knight Frank. But it won't hold onto its title for long.

According to the report, New York is set to overtake London as the top city for the wealthy in the next decade. And Asian cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai will also become more important over the next 10 years.

Knight Frank determined its eighth-annual "global cities" ranking based on four factors: economic activity, political power, quality of life, and influence and power

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: cities; mostimportant

1 posted on 04/23/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 04/23/2014 5:23:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does Miami make the list?


3 posted on 04/23/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

That was my question too.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: raybbr

US:
1. Washington
2. Washington
3. Washington
4. Washington
5. Washington

:-(


5 posted on 04/23/2014 5:46:35 PM PDT by dangus
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To: raybbr
Shopping for the rich in South America.

South Beach, which used to be a gentrified South Miami Beach for retired New Yorkers from the 1960s, is now the playground for the rich and famous.

-PJ

6 posted on 04/23/2014 5:49:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

JERUSALEM


7 posted on 04/23/2014 6:07:40 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m like the man who says the highest paid supermodel is no more beautiful than his own beloved wife.
Everett WA is the most important city to me. And I think we still have the biggest building.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: SeekAndFind

Not a single city in Idaho? Not even Hammett or Glens Ferry?!? Heck, we’re cosmopolitan - we got immigrants from as far away as Spokane. Even had a tour bus from Vancouver Canadia one time but they wuz lost.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard it was Minot, North Dakota. It’s not the end of the world but you can see it from there.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 6:14:56 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know how Melbourne wins the quality of life category. I suppose if you are cafe sitting, beer drinking, party going, AFL football loving, wearing metrosexual clothing and being gay then Melbourne might be just up your alley. People seem to be on an existentialist, hedonistic roundabout spinning aimlessly from day to day always looking for something new to excite them - in Melbourne it’s what you do that counts not who you are or what you believe! If that’s quality of life then it can kiss my butt!


11 posted on 04/23/2014 6:32:42 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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Yes...it still is the world’s largest ‘industrial’ building at 4.3 million sq. ft.

However...the largest building in all categories is the Shinsegae Centum City in Busan, S. Korea, measuring in at 5,487,500 sq. ft.

Darn.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 6:42:13 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SeekAndFind

Houston is the most important city in the world because
it’s where I am.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 7:13:20 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: stars & stripes forever

What you said. Period.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 7:42:47 PM PDT by gettinolder
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To: SeekAndFind

Can anyone explain why we say “Mumbai” instead of “Bombay”, and “Yangon” instead of “Rangoon”, but not “Singapura” for “Singapore” or “Roma” for “Rome”?


15 posted on 04/23/2014 7:49:33 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: hoagy62

Thanks. At least its not North Korea.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Jim Noble

Mumbai and Yangon were official name changes —those are the new names.

In the other instances we use Anglicized versions of the names,like Sweden instead of Sverige or Spain for Espana.

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17 posted on 04/23/2014 8:01:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Jim Noble

“Can anyone explain why we say “Mumbai” instead of “Bombay”, and “Yangon” instead of “Rangoon”, but not “Singapura” for “Singapore” or “Roma” for “Rome”?”

You don’t have to say it.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 8:02:05 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Jim Noble

Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 8:03:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slambat

Considering we’re the energy capital of Texas and thus the US, id say so too.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 8:05:40 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: Jim Noble

I feel old. I remember when Beijing was Peking, and was most famous for its duck.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Slambat

I agree because I’m close... as I want to be.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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