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These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies

South Korea dominates the index, with Germany and Sweden taking silver and bronze
General Images Of South Korea Economy Ahead of Second-Quarter GDP Figures
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

In the world of ideas, South Korea is king.

Germany, Sweden, Japan and Switzerland rounded out the top five in the 2016 Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scored economies using factors including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies.