Switzerland Beats Singapore, U.S. in Competitiveness Ranking
Emerging markets fail to progress as Brazil drops 18 places
Germany, Netherlands, India make gains, WEF says in report
Switzerland topped the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness ranking for a seventh consecutive year, with Singapore and the U.S. second and third.
“Nurturing innovation and talent” has kept those three nations on top, according to a report on 140 countries published Wednesday by the Geneva-based WEF. “In many countries, too few people have access to high-quality education and training, and labor markets are not flexible enough.”