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London Retains Number One World City Rank In Global Power City Index (GPCI)

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London has retained its rank as the number one city in the world, according to the influential Global Power City Index (GPCI).

The GPCI, published by the Mori Memorial Foundation, ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting the city’s strengths in, its cultural offer and transport links and its rank as a major center for innovation.

The ranking shows the capital extending its lead, based on 70 factors ranging from the economic output per person to the ease of commuting.

New York bagged the second spot on the Index.

Asian cities placed strongly in the ranking with Tokyo winning third place followed by Singapore in fifth place Seoul in sixth and Hong Kong in ninth.

London has topped the decade-old ranking in every year since 2012.

The institute’s Global Power City Index 2017 ranked 44 global metropolises for their “magnetism,” or ability to attract creative people and businesses.

High scores gained by Tokyo in cultural interaction and accessibility reflect stepped-up preparations to accept inbound visitors before the 2020 Summer Olympics in the Japanese capital.

Tokyo scored 1,354.7 points overall, narrowing New York’s lead from 46 points in 2016 to 31, as the U.S.

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