Macau more competitive

Macau was ranked the 93rd most competitive city in the world, according to a survey report released by a top Chinese think-tank on Wednesday. In 2008, the territory was 98th, according to the global Urban Competitiveness Report (2009-10) released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Overall, six Chinese cities are among the top 100 competitive cities in the world. Hong Kong, up one place from 11th, is the only Chinese city in the top 10 in terms of global urban comprehensive competitiveness, according to the report. Beijing moved up nine places to 59th. Taipei was up three to 38, Shanghai was ranked 37, and Shenzhen fell two places to 71. The survey covers 500 cities around the world, and collects data on six indices including the scale of gross domestic product, GDP per capita, GDP per square kilometre, real GDP growth, number of international patents and multinational corporation index.