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Old January 14th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #3241
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Old January 15th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #3242
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #3243
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #3244
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #3245
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Old January 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #3246
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #3247
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #3248
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #3249
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i think thats a horrible skyline, honestly. The mountain abd the sky are more interesting to me than those buildings.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #3250
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Congratulations Kuala Lumpur!!!

KL has made it to the Top 40 Global Cities

Research powerhouse A.T. Kearney teamed up with Foreign Policy and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to create the Global Cities Index, a uniquely comprehensive ranking of the ways in which cities are integrating with the rest of the world. In constructing this Index of the world’s most global cities, we collected and analyzed a broad array of data, ranking cities’ metro areas according to 24 metrics across five dimensions.

In Asia/Asia-Pacific:
1. Tokyo
2. Hong Kong
3. Singapore
4. Seoul
5. Beijing
6. Sydney
7. Shanghai
8. Bangkok
9. Dubai
10. Taipei
11. Kuala Lumpur

Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Chongqing are amongst the fastest growing to join the list.


KL is one of The World's Next Great Cities
The Forbes' rankings are based on the MasterCard Worldwide Emerging Markets Index, which ranks 65 cities in 30 emerging markets on the basis of eight criteria: business environment; economic growth; economic environment, which assesses credit markets and investor protection; and the financial services environment, measuring the size of equity, bond, derivative and commodities trading.

Thirty years ago, Shenzhen, China, was little more than a fisherman's port. A decade ago it had blossomed into a small regional shipping center. Today, it handles more container ships than Dubai, New York and Tokyo combined, according to data from the American Association of Port Authorities. It also boasts China's second-largest stock exchange.

Shenzhen's meteoric rise from obscurity to global prominence is related to China's rise. But it's also illustrative of how globalization turns secondary cities into commercial powers. Shenzhen ranks 10th on a new list of the world's most powerful emerging cities. It trails domestic neighbors Shanghai and Beijing, which rank first and second respectively.

These cities and others like them are blossoming as traditional powerhouses are suffering from the global economic slowdown. Whether it's due to the ease of operating an international business from Kuala Lumpur or the increased financial services activity in Mexico City, these cities are becoming increasingly important.


The 2008 latest ranking by Forbes is:
1. Shanghai
2. Beijing
3. Budapest
4. Kuala Lumpur
5. Santiago
6. Guangzhou
7. Mexico City
8. Warsaw
9. Bangkok
10. Shenzhen

The list is dominated by Chinese cities but I will list down some popular ones in Asia.
18. Dalian
19. Mumbai
20. Tianjn
21. Nanjing
22. Hangzhou
24. Chongqing
38. Bangalore
42. Jakarta
45. Manila
46. Hyderabad
56. Ho Chi Minh
64. Karachi

Summary:
For example, Shanghai, the most important Asian city in the first part of the 20th century, is resuming its central role in global commerce and accordingly is ranked #1 in the Index. Other cities in this category would include Moscow, São Paolo and Mumbai, collectively with Shanghai the commercial capitals of the BRIC countries. We would also place Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Santiago in this category, along with Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, given their existing stature and national and regional roles.

These are the “sweet spot” cities: high-risk/highreward locations for companies seeking cuttingedge location options. While the risks of situating in these areas may be political, economic or social, they seem manageable given the high possible returns to early movers. This category might include such centers as Bucharest, Romania; Recife and Curitiba, Brazil; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tunis, Tunisia; Dalian, Harbin and Qingdao, China; Kolkata and Pune, India; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Ankara, Turkey; and St. Petersburg, Russia.

China
With 15 cities ranked in the top 30, China outshone all of the 32 countries covered by the Emerging Markets Index. Key placements for China include #1 Shanghai, #2 Beijing, #6 Guangzhou, #10 Shenzhen and #16 Xiamen. Xiamen (previously known as Amoy), along China’s booming southeast coast, has a key strategic position and is a city to watch as China’s relations with Taiwan strengthen.

India
The second most represented country is India with eight Emerging Markets Index cities. India’s cities are led by the financial and commercial capital of Mumbai (#19 overall) followed by political capital #28 New Delhi and the high-tech centers of #38 Bangalore, #39 Chennai and #46 Hyderabad. The ranking of these cities reflects the global clout of India’s leading commercial and outsourcing centers.

Emerging Markets
Beyond the three markets above, it is worth noting that Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok both placed highly in the region and among the top ten globally due to their strong regional transportation roles and solid growth.

Business Enviroment Category
The ranking is led by the three South African cities: Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Interestingly, the only Asian cities on the list are Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Noticeably absent are all Chinese and Indian cities, resulting from less than ideal contract enforcement laws and regulatory hurdles that businesses can sometimes face in both countries.

Commercial Connectivity Category
Table 11 presents the top ten rankings. Shanghai tops the list, as would be expected with its massive port and airport and its role as China’s commercial hub. Second is Bangkok, the air and commercial hub of the emerging Mekong Region. As Thailand’s capital, Bangkok also offers substantial international government links along with an exceptionally robust hotel sector. (hahaha KL drops out)


KL's Overall score: 58.63
Economic and commercial environment: 9.04
Economic growth and development: 5.99
Business environment: 11.87
Financial services environment: 6.01
Commercial connectivity: 6.05
Education and IT connectivity: 4.37
Quality of life: 7.38 (KL still can improve! For example Istanbul is 7.68)
Risk and security: 7.83
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Old January 16th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #3251
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Why we never win singapore and Bangkok ?
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Old January 16th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #3252
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At least KL win these important cities!
Shanghai for Information Exchange
Sydney, Hong kong for Political engagement,
Moscow for Business Activity and Political engagement,
Munich, Milan, Buenos Aires for Business Activity and Information Exchange
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #3253
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i can't believe we are at the bottom level..(lower than Bangkok? )

...duh....embarrassing.....
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #3254
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As far as we concern.. KL just lower than Cairo too...
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #3255
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42. Jakarta
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I hope,next 10 years,Jakarta will be at TOP 20
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Old January 16th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #3256
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i can't believe we are at the bottom level..(lower than Bangkok? )

...duh....embarrassing.....

KL is relatively a very young and least populated city compared to the other big boys

Regionally in Southeast Asia, KL is one of the only precious city with very small or almost nil urban slums/hardcore poverty.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #3257
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Wonder that small city like KL can made the list also!!! Congrats!
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #3258
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Isn't the population of KL around 7 million?
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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #3259
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Population
City: 1.9 mil (Bangkok: 8.2 mil, Manila: 1.7 mil, Jakarta: 8.5 mil)
Metro: 7.2 mil (Bangkok: 10.1 mil, Manila: 11.6 mil, Jakarta: 13.2 mil)

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Old January 17th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #3260
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Pretty cool to see HK the first one outside the "Big 4", who decides on the cultural experience and political involvement though? I can't believe HK's is that much lower than Singapores (?!) And why cities like Bangkok would have any lower a cultural experience than Mexico City or New York...
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