Business: London voted EU's capital city

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The Independent Online
European Union company executives have voted London Europe's best city for business for the eighth year running, it was revealed today.

The European Cities Monitor 1997 survey, published by Healey & Baker, international property consultants, showed that the UK capital won the accolade by a considerable margin in the eighth annual survey of senior executives from more than 500 leading European companies. Paris was in overall second place and Frankfurt was third. London's premier position as Europe's business capital is stronger than ever and it came top in six key criteria for determining where companies locate: easy access to markets; external transport links; quality of telecommunications; languages spoken; office space availability; and best internal transport.