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Asia Pacific Is Home To 19 Of The World’s Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities, 2019

As it turns out, Asia Pacific is home to 19 of the top 20 most dynamic cities in the world, according to the City Momentum Index 2019 by real estate services and investment firm JLL. And overall, Chinese and Indian cities dominate this year’s rankings, accounting for three-quarters of the top 20 most dynamic cities in the globe.

A total of 6 Indian cities and 9 Chinese cities were ranked among the top 20 – Bengaluru city (Bangalore) in India’s southern Karnataka state, took the top spot. Nairobi, Kenya is ranked 6th in the world’s 20 most dynamic cities – the only city outside of Asia Pacific in the top 20 ranking.

The index ranked 131 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe to identify the urban economies and real-estate markets that are currently undergoing the most rapid expansion.

Xi’an, often known for its terracotta warriors, led Chinese cities in the rankings, coming in at 9th place. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam were ranked No 3. and No 8. respectively. India’s capital territory Delhi was ranked fourth.

Top 20 most dynamic cities in the world, 2019

  1.  Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka State, India
  2. Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
  3. Hanoi, Vietnam
  4. Delhi, India
  5. Pune, Maharashtra State, India
  6. Nairobi, Kenya
  7. Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu State, India
  8. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  9. Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
  10. Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
  11. Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
  12. Manila, Philippines
  13. Beijing, China
  14. Shanghai, China
  15. Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal State, India
  16. Chongqing, China
  17. Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  18. Bangkok, Thailand
  19. Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  20. Chengdu, Sichuan province, China

The world’s top 10 most dynamic cities, 2019

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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