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    IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th

    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.
    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.
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    Surprised? Here is a link to the ranking: http://www.imd.org/uupload/imd.websi...scoreboard.pdf

    Top 10:

    USA
    Switzerland
    Hong Kong
    Sweden - This means that y'all need to stop saying Sweden is socialist.
    Singapore
    Norway - Or that Norway is socialist.
    Canada - Or that Canada is socialist.
    UAE
    Germany
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    Re: IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th

    I hope no one is surprised. We are the breadbasket of capitalism.
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    Re: IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th

    I'm not at all surprised. Let's just look at the big picture. There is no other country in the world that has a large population and has all of the benefits that we as Americans have. In my opinion the US should always be number one in this study. These other countries have their benefits and such but none of them have the population that America has, and if they did have the population of the US they would not even be in the top 25 of the world. But let's just hope that America can keep up the good work and move forward so we can continue being one of the best(if not the best) countries in the world to live in.

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    Re: IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th

    USA must have bribed those officials.

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    Re: IMD competitiveness study sees US on top, Germany ranked 9th

    I am surprised that "social cohesion" in their main factor in gauging competitiveness.

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