IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th | Business News | DW.DE | 30.05.2013
The US economy is the most competitive in the world, according to a survey by Swiss think tank IMD. It regained the top spot from Hong Kong which fell to third place, while Germany made it back into the top 10.The United States was back as the world's most competitive country, ahead of Switzerland which had moved up one place and Hong Kong, the frontrunner in 2012, the Swiss Institute for Management Development (IMD) announced Thursday.Read the rest from the link.The competitiveness ranking is an annual survey compiled by the IMD institute's World Competitiveness Center. For its 2013 ranking, it looked into the economies of the world's 60 most industrialized countries. IMD has based its ranking on 333 criteria, of which about two-thirds are statistics and the remaining third gathered from opinion polls.
"In the end, the golden rules of competitiveness are simple," Stephane Garelli, the director of IMD's World Competitiveness Center, told reporters in Geneva, adding that they included manufacturing output, product diversification, exports, infrastructure, education, support for small and medium-sized business, fiscal discipline, and above all social cohesion within society.
Surprised? Here is a link to the ranking: http://www.imd.org/uupload/imd.websi...scoreboard.pdf
Sweden - This means that y'all need to stop saying Sweden is socialist.
Norway - Or that Norway is socialist.
Canada - Or that Canada is socialist.