Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Switzerland tops competitiveness ranking

The World Economic Forum, a Swiss think tank, has said, for the eighth year in a row, that Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy. The Netherlands came top out of the EU in fourth place, beating Germany in fifth. The UK, based upon pre-Brexit referendum data, climbed three places to seventh. Greece did the worst, sliding five places to 86 and placing between Algeria and Ukraine.

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