07 October 2010

Sydney, Australia, ranked in top 10 of world’s best cities

Sydney has been ranked in the top 10 of the world’s cities in a report by international management consulting giant AT Kearney.

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Sydney has been ranked in the top 10 of the world's cities, according to a new report.

The emerald city came in a ninth place in the 2010 Global Cities Index, which assesses 65 cities around the world based on business activity, human capital, political engagement, cultural experience and information exchange.

New York came first on the list with London, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong also in the top five.

The Sydney Business Chamber said the result confirmed Sydney was "one of the greatest cities in the world".

"This is a competition in which we can't stand still for a second. There are challenges our city faces in terms of transport, planning and housing that we have to overcome but this report confirms that Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world," chamber executive director Patricia Forsythe said in a statement.

World's top 10 global cities are: 

  1.  New York
  2. London
  3. Tokyo
  4. Paris
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Chicago
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Singapore
  9. Sydney
  10. Seoul

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