German cities score high marksas places to do business

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29 September 2004 , BERLIN – Germany's leading cities have emerged among the top ten cities to do business in, a survey has shown, with Munich rated highly for the quality of life that it offers employees.

29 September 2004

BERLIN – Germany's leading cities have emerged among the top ten cities to do business in, a survey has shown, with Munich rated highly for the quality of life that it offers employees.

While London retained its position as Europe's best city to do business, the survey of executives by real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield Healy & Baker showed Frankfurt coming in third behind Paris.

In the meantime Munich and Berlin occupied the eighth and ninth slots on the consultants' annual survey.

Despite concerns in Britain that the launch of the euro might result in London loosing some of its attractiveness, the survey showed UK capital actually strengthening its lead.

According to the survey 64 percent of those responding said London was the most important financial centre, up from 56 percent last year.

London's position was strengthened by a series of factors including ease of access to markets, availability of qualified staff, international transport links and languages spoken.

At the same time, the survey showed London jumping from 16th place to 9th place in the survey's quality of life rankings.

While Barcelona topped the quality of life rankings, Munich came in at number four behind Paris and Stockholm.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: German news

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