UP TO 6 CITIES – 6 TIMES MORE PERSPECTIVE
Bordeaux, Marseille and Paris
Paris, city and capital of France, located in the north-central part of the country. It has always been a destination for traders, students and those on religious pilgrimage.
Bordeaux has seen the strongest growth in executive numbers in 10 years. The services sector accounts for 86% of its economic fabric. It is France's top city in terms of quality of life and attractiveness according to CSA and Opinion Way 2015 surveys.
Marseille, the capital of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, is now France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships.
Hong Kong, the “Fragrant Harbour”, is today one of the major hubs of the world economy. A highly attractive market for FDI, Hong Kong is the 4th economy worldwide in inflows and 5th in outflows. Hong Kong has grown its economy into a world power by focusing on four main drivers: trading and logistics, tourism, financial services, and professional services, which together combine to form over nearly 2/3 of the GDP in terms of value added.
Moreover, Hong Kong shows major promise with competitive advantages in cultural and creative development, medical services, education services, innovation and technology, testing and certification services and environmental industries.
With a population of 1.3 billion, China is the second largest global economy and plays an undeniably pivotal role in the context of global commerce. This rapid economic ascendance has brought on many domestic challenges as well, including rapid urbanization; economic and environmental sustainability; and demographic pressures.
China targets to increase energy efficiency, improve access to education and healthcare, and to expand social protection translate as the chance for continued economic growth and development through internal means. The emphasis given to these issues in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) provide some key indicators for China’s future, seeing the above-mentioned challenges as opportunities.
Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent.
As the financial center of Russia, it accounts for 17% of retail sales in Russia and for 13% of all construction activity in the country.