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Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index 2008

As of 2008, the top 75 commercial centres according to the Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index in the world, by country are:  United Kingdom – London  United States – New York City  Japan – Tokyo  Singapore  United States – Chicago  Hong Kong  France – Paris  Germany – Frankfurt  South Korea – Seoul  Netherlands – Amsterdam […]



Medellín officially the Municipio de Medellín (Spanish for Municipality of Medellín), is the second-largest city in Colombia. It is in the Aburrá Valley, one of the most northerly of the Andes in South America. To 2012, it has a population of 2.7 million.  With its surrounding area, the metropolitan area of Medellín (área metropolitana de […]

Creative Cities Network


The Creative Cities Network is a project under the patronage of UNESCO. With the aim of celebrating and maintaining cultural diversity, the alliance formed by member cities share their experiences in promoting the local heritage, as well as discuss plans on how to cope with the influx of globalization. The Creative Cities Network aims to […]

Lonely Planet | Best in Travel 2013 – Top 10 regions

1. Corsica, France Melting pot of Med to host Tour Best for: Activities, events, food Mixing the cultures of Italy and France yet fiercely Corsican, the French Mediterranean island of Corsica has a furious beauty. It is this epic beauty combined with its challenging topography that make it a spectacular choice to host the historic […]



Italy officially the Italian Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia–the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea–and many other smaller islands. The independent states of […]



Milan is the second-largest municipality in Italy and the capital of Lombardy as well as of the province of Milan. The basic administrative division proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area is the 5th largest in EU and the largest in Italy with an estimated population of approximately 5.2 million. […]



Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, the largest in East-Central Europe and the seventh largest in the European Union. It is the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. According to 2011 Census, Budapest had 1.74 million inhabitants, down from its […]

Mercer’s 2012 Cost of Living survey

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The survey covers 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. The cost of housing is also included and, as it is often the biggest expense for expatriates, it plays an important part in determining where cities are […]