By Marcus Leach

A study from financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that London is the best financial city in the world.

The PwC study, Cities of Opportunity 2012, showed that London had once again regained top spot as the best place to do business.

The capital climbed four spots from last year to claim joint first position with New York in a ranking of 27 of the world’s leading cities, beating off competition from Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong.

It ranked London as the best city for its international connectivity as well as putting it top for its public transport system, universities and health service. It also gave it top marks for its economic clout, cultural vibrancy and ease of doing business.

“Yet again another major survey shows London leaving the global competition in its wake as the best city in the world to live, visit, work and invest in and tying with the Big Apple,” Mayor Boris Johnson said.

Top Countries

1 = London
1 = New York
3 Toronto
4 Paris
5 Stockholm
6 San Francisco
7 Singapore
8 Hong Kong
9 Chicago
10 Tokyo

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