As the year comes to a close, we look at the world’s most economically competitive countries for 2012. Who makes the top 10?
Switzerland tops this year’s list of most economically competitive economies based on the World Economic Forum’s (WEC) Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013. Not to be outdone is second-rank Singapore, one of only three Asian economies to make the top ten.
According to WEC, the report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drives of their productivity and prosperity. It added that productivity improvements and private sector investment will be key to improving global economies at a time of heightened uncertainty about the global economic outlook.
- The Netherlands
- Hong Kong