Showing posts with label Forbes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Forbes. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

London considered by Forbes to be the most influential city in the World!

The US financial information provider, Forbes, has announced London to be ahead of rivals such as New York and Paris on a range of economic criteria.  These include the amount of foreign investment, concentration of company headquarters, and ease of travel to other global cities.


View of London with Parliament House, London Eye and City financial district
London has definite advantages over other cities.  As the capital of the English language, it is a important media centre and advertising source.  It's cultural, legal and business practices can be said to define global capitalism: it helps that the Industrial Revolution started just 120 miles or so to the north-west of London.
It is beyond doubt Europe's top technology startup centre, with around 3,000 recent businesses set up, and Google will soon be making Kings Cross the base for its largest office away from Silicon Valley.
In May of 2014 Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)had similarly given London leading position in a Cities of Opportunity classification.  A study had declared London to be "technologically on top of its game", with with important software and multimedia development and design businesses located here..  
So another couple of feathers in the cap for London.  There will be more posts on business advances in this city over the coming weeks and months.