65 global cities: New Delhi, Mumbai ranked 45, 46

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New Delhi, Aug 17: In a ranking list of 65 global cities New Delhi and Mumbai stood 45th and 46th rank while Kolkata is placed at 63rd spot which is topped by New York, London, and Tokyo , a survey has said.

Karachi was ranked 60, Dhaka was placed at 64 while Beijing - which hosted the Olympics in 2008,has been ranked 15th position

"The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city," said the report .

"Asia now boasts half the top 10 most global cities. But many of the fastest-growing places are far down on the list, proving the point that it's a lot easier to grow big than it is to grow smart," the magazine said.

Paris and Hong Kong have been ranked fourth and fifth respectively, while Chicago was placed at sixth spot, followed by Los Angeles (7), Singapore (8), Sydney (9), Seoul (10), Brussels (11), San Francisco (12), Washington (13) and Toronto (14).

"So what makes a Global City? Not size alone, that's for sure; many of the world's largest megalopolises, such as Karachi (60), Lagos (59), and Kolkata (63), barely make the list. Instead, the index aims to measure how much sway a city has over what happens beyond its own borders - its influence on and integration with global markets, culture, and innovation," the report said.

The survey concluded only four of the top 10 cities are national capitals. Washington comes in at No 13. Beijing (15) edges out Berlin (16), which trounces Moscow (25), it said.

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