Academic and Career Talks

Talk about Academic Life and Career

Codes and Scripts

Articles with Code Snippets, programming, source codes, and useful scripts for development

Computers, Gadgets and Mobile Reviews

Gadget and Mobile Reviews

IBM DB2, Lotus Notes, Cognos

IBM, DB2, Lotus Notes, Cognos

Wordpress, Blogging and Useful Stuffs

Wordpress, Blogging and Useful Stuffs

Home » Business, Economics and Money Making

World 2008: Most Competitive Countries

Submitted by on Tuesday, 20 May 20082 Comments
World 2008: Most Competitive Countries

Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent, is growing stronger and bouyant as ever as businessweek discloses the top most competitive countries of 2008. According to an annual study by one of Europe’s top business schools, Asian economies are notching up overtaking the U.S. and Northern Europe to become the most competitive in the world.

Here’s a matrix exhibiting the top ranks by country based on the IMD word competitiveness and WEF Global Information Tech Report.

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook WEF Global Information Technology Report
Country
Rank 2008
Rank 2007
Rank 2008
Rank 2007
USA 1 1 4 7
Singapore 2 2 5 3
Hong Kong 3 3 11 12
Switzerland 4 6 3 5
Luxembourg 5 4 24 25
Denmark 6 5 1 1
Australia 7 12 14 15
Canada 8 10 13 11
Sweden 9 9 2 2
Netherlands 10 8 7 6
Norway 11 13 10 10
Ireland 12 14 23 21
Taiwan 13 18 17 13
Austria 14 11 15 17
Finland 15 17 6 4
Germany 16 16 16 16
China Mainland 17 15 57 59
New Zealand 18 19 22 22
Malaysia 19 23 26 26
Israel 20 21 18 18
United Kingdom 21 20 12 9
Japan 22 24 19 14
Estonia 23 22 20 20
Belgium 24 25 25 24
France 25 28 21 23
Chile 26 26 34 31
Thailand 27 33 40 37
Czech Republic 28 32 36 34
India 29 27 50 44
Slovak Republic 30 34 43 41
Korea 31 29 9 19
Slovenia 32 40 30 30
Spain 33 30 31 32
Jordan 34 37 47 57
Peru 35 N/A 84 78
Lithuania 36 31 33 39
Portugal 37 39 28 28
Hungary 38 35 37 33
Bulgaria 39 41 68 72
Philippines 40 45 81 69
Colombia 41 38 69 64
Greece 42 36 56 48
Brazil 43 49 59 53
Poland 44 52 62 58
Romania 45 44 61 55
Italy 46 42 42 38
Russia 47 43 72 70
Turkey 48 48 55 52
Croatia 49 53 49 46
Mexico 50 47 58 49
Indonesia 51 54 76 62
Argentina 52 51 77 63
South Africa 53 50 51 47
Ukraine 54 46 70 75
Venezuela 55 55 86 83
Iceland N/A 7 8 8

Among the top 20 economies out of the 55 ranked, Asia-Pacific had the greatest gains as compared with last year’s figures. Singapore, landing on No.2 would soon overtake US at the top 1 spot. Following the trail is Hongkong and the usual top performers: Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Denmark. Keeping up with the challenge is Malaysia notching four ranks to No. 19, while Australia and Taiwan separately jumped five places to No. 13 and No. 7, respectively. Remarkably, here we also see Thailand, rose six spots to No. 27, and the Philippines, up five to No. 40.

Thanks to the hardworking, middle class of the current generation- particulary in China and India. The world is shaking up once again to balance the riches of the world.

For more information, feel free to browse over the boards

 
 

Thank you for visiting Techronnati.com. I hope you enjoy your stay. =)
Close Box