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New York, still top

After 15 years in London, I've come to miss many things about New York—including, incredibly, its subway system

By Erica Wagner   April 2007

It’s best to be upfront about these things. A colleague of mine at the Times, James Harding, recently praised London as “the coolest city on earth.” “The world loves a long weekend in New York,” he wrote, “but these days prefers to make its home in London.” He cited London’s pre-eminence as a modern financial centre, and it is impossible to deny the figures that support this: in 2001, the US accounted for 57 per cent of all stock market flotations over $1bn; by 2006, that figure had fallen to 16 per cent—and risen from 33 to 63 per cent…

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