Netherlands ranks in top 10 of Forbes’ list of best countries for business

16th May 2014, Comments 1 comment

Country rates highly for technology, innovation, and personal freedom.

The Netherlands ranks tenth on a new Forbes list of best countries for business.

The magazine cited the country for its stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, trade surplus and its role as a European transportation hub.

The Dutch economy is the sixth-largest in the Eurozone.

Forbes used data from several sources to determine its rankings, including Freedom House, Heritage Foundation, Property Rights Alliance, Transparency International, World Bank, and World Economic Forum.

The magazine compiled its ranking by grading 145 nations on 11 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.

The Netherlands scored particularly well on several indicators, including technology, innovation, and a first-place ranking for personal freedom.

 

Holland.com / Expatica

1 Comment To This Article

  • carrico posted:

    on 18th May 2014, 00:20:20 - Reply

    Why all these recent articles about 'ranking,' Expatica? I already know Nederland is pretty cool, dude. This smacks of the current teacher practice of saying, "Good job, Little Johnny/Mary." Too manipulative. Kids already know waz up.