World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014

(CC) Nicolas Raymond / FlickrUS, Switzerland and Singapore top this year’s “World Competitiveness Yearbook”. The rankings measure how well 60 countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity. It also looks at perceptions of each country as a place to do business.

Europe has performed better than last year thanks to the recovery of its economy. Among the top ten are Hong Kong (4), Sweden (5), Germany (6), Canada (7), UAE (8), Denmark (9) and Norway (10). Among Europe’s peripheral economies, Ireland (15), Spain (39) and Portugal (43) have improved their ranking, while Italy (46) and Greece (57) continue to drop.

Download WCY Ranking here.