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These Are the World’s Most Innovative Countries

  • China beats U.K. in Bloomberg index; U.S. back in the top 10
  • Israel rises to fifth and overtakes Sweden, Singapore, Japan
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These are the world’s most innovative economies, according to the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index. (Source: Bloomberg)

South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe’s largest economy to near-parity in the annual ranking.

The U.S. moved up to eighth place, a year after cracks in education scores pushed it out of the top 10 for the first time.