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World Economic Forum: S’pore remains world’s 2nd most competitive economy

Singapore has kept its position as the world's second most competitive economy, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report released on September 3. Switzerland ranked first in the report and Finland is third after Singapore. The Geneva-based body said Switzerland has kept its title as the world's most competitive economy for the fifth year running. WEF also said...

S’pore top country for business, barriers in rest of ASEAN: study

Singapore has been ranked the best place to do business in the world, but barriers remain for the rest of ASEAN, a study released in Vietnam on Thursday said. The World Economic Forum index ranked 125 countries based on their performance in four main areas: market access, border administration, transport and communications infrastructure and general business environment. Singapore kept the top rank it...

Singapore ranked second most networked economy

WEF report also shows big role govt plays in Republic's high ranking Even before the full rollout of the ambitious Next Generation National Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN), Singapore has moved up two places to the second spot in the global Networked Readiness Index (NRI) ranking published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The NRI is part of the 2009-2010 Global Information Technology Report, a widely...

Singapore and HK most trade-friendly, says WEF study

Singapore and Hong Kong are the two most trade-conducive economies, the World Economic Forum said on Tuesday in a study that placed the United States in 16th place, its performance affected by fears of crime and terrorism. The WEF said in its Global Enabling Trade Report that Singapore and Hong Kong, in addition to offering a trade-friendly business environment, "are endowed with well-developed transport...

Hong Kong, Singapore most global trade friendly

Hong Kong and Singapore are the two economies most conducive to global trade, according to a ranking by the World Economic Forum released on Wednesday. The World Economic Forum's new Global Enabling Trade Index survey of 118 economies looked at ten factors impacting trade, such as tariffs, customs administration efficiency and availability of transport and communications infrastructure. Tourists in...

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