Netherlands rises in World Economic Forum's top ten
RNW The competitive position of the Netherlands has improved in the past year according the World Economic Forum annual list of top ten countries. The Netherlands has gone up two positions to eighth place, overtaking Canada and Denmark. This is mainly due to low unemployment and improved infrastructure. Even the Dutch budget deficit is low compared to other countries. However, the country is behind in the field of innovation. Switzerland in top position Switzerland has held on to top position followed by Sweden and Singapore. While the United States has fallen two places to fourth place. China China is once again the best emerging economy, climbing two places to 27th position. Putting the communist country far ahead of India 51, Brazil 58 and Russia 63. The Middle-East and North Africa are both in the sub-top with Qatar in the highest position in 17th place, followed by Saudi Arabia 21, Israel 24, the United Arab Emirates 27 and Tunesia 32. The bottom of the list is dominated by African countries with Chad in last place, just behind Angola and Burundi.
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