October 11, 2008

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS:

US retains top competitiveness ranking (Frances Williams, October 8 2008, Financial Times)

The US has again topped a widely-watched index ranking country competitiveness, despite the financial crisis that has left it and other highly ranked nations facing market meltdown and a prolonged economic downturn.

Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden retain their second, third and fourth places respectively in the league table compiled by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

Among the world’s economic heavyweights only two apart from the US feature in the top ten – Germany, ranked seventh and Japan, ranked ninth. The UK has dropped three places from ninth to twelfth. Singapore, Finland, the Netherlands and Canada take the remaining top ten places.


It'll be a real breakthrough when a state cracks the top 10 that isn't Anglospheric, formerly occupied by the Anglosphere, Lutheran, an island or some combination thereof.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2008 8:26 AM
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