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  1. New York
  2. London
  3. Tokyo
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Paris
  6. Chicago
  7. Singapore
  8. Shanghai
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Zurich
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New York vs. London: Two Cities to Rule Them All

In picking the world's greatest city, these two global capitals are practically tied. But somebody got to be a winner ... | The Editors


Hong Kong: The Most Business-Friendly City in the World Reuters

Hong Kong: The Most Business-Friendly City in the World

Hong Kong is well-positioned to withstand a sharp slowdown from its neighbor (and sorta-kinda-owner) to the north

Paris: City of Lights (and Glass, and Steel) Wikimedia commons

Paris: City of Lights (and Glass, and Steel)

An even-keeled metro enters the perfect economic storm

Chicago: The Second City at a Crossroads Wikimedia commons

Chicago: The Second City at a Crossroads

Why the nation's third-largest city is due for a manufacturing comeback

Singapore: Miracle at the Center of the World Reuters

Singapore: Miracle at the Center of the World

Singapore's status as a global juggernaut cuts both ways

Shanghai: Can the Fastest-Growing City in the World Keep it Up?

Shanghai: Can the Fastest-Growing City in the World Keep it Up?

Part III of our special report on the most important cities in the world

Los Angeles: The Silver-Medal and Silver-Screen City of the U.S. Reuters

Los Angeles: The Silver-Medal and Silver-Screen City of the U.S.

The nation's second-largest metro is rich, wide, and dry

Zurich: A Financial Behemoth at the Heart of a Financial Meltdown

Zurich: A Financial Behemoth at the Heart of a Financial Meltdown

The Atlantic's new special report on the past and future of the world's global capitals begins with the 10th most powerful city in the world, which resides at the center of a continent in crisis

What Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City? Wikimedia commons

What Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City?

To kick off The Atlantic's new special report on the past and future of the world's global capitals, we ask: What city rules them all?

The 10 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World Wikimedia commons

The 10 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Check back in the coming days, as we count down to one with profiles of each city on this list

China's Next Big Challenge: The World Biggest Growth Miracle Enters Phase II Reuters

China's Next Big Challenge: The World Biggest Growth Miracle Enters Phase II

The era of cheap Chinese goods is coming to a close. The era of middle class China is nearing.

Why Some Countries and Cities Are So Much More Expensive Than Others Reuters

Why Some Countries and Cities Are So Much More Expensive Than Others

What $200,000 nannies have to do with the price of tea in China

The World in 2050: When the 5 Largest Economies Are the BRICs and Us Reuters

The World in 2050: When the 5 Largest Economies Are the BRICs and Us

As China, India, Russia, and Brazil join the global middle class, brains and money will increasingly flow away from the United States

The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World (and How They Got That Way) Reuters

The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World (and How They Got That Way)

The top four are all in Switzerland and Japan

The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World Jordi AC/Flickr

The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World

A new survey from the Brookings Institution ranks the world's 200 largest metropolitan economies -- which account for half of global GDP -- from 1-200. And the winners are ...

South Korea's Hottest IPO: Boy Band, Inc. Reuters

South Korea's Hottest IPO: Boy Band, Inc.

Korean investors are going crazy for the country's biggest music labels. But are they just betting on a fad?

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