Wednesday , 22 May 2024

Economic Overviews

Top 10 Most Competitive Countries

Switzerland tops the Global Competitiveness Index for the seventh year in a row while Singapore beats everyone but Switzerland for the fifth consecutive year. Guess which country holds steady in third place? Read on to find out which other countries cracked the top 10 in this most recent survey.

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These Countries Are The World’s Poorest (+2K Views)

19 of the 23 poorest countries in the world are located in Africa. The DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is the poorest with its citizens earning on average $394.25 a year (compared with Qatar where people earn an average of $105,091.42 a year). Afghanistan is the first non-African country (10th place) and also the first country where the average annual income passes the $1,000 threshold ($1072.19). Here's the complete list.

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Canada vs. USA: Which Is the Most Innovative Country?

An in-depth report on global innovation has been co-released by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization covering a total of 141 countries that make up 98.6% of global GDP. The report uses innovation inputs and outputs to create an overall Global Innovation Index with a score for each country. Rather than comparing all countries together, we decided to look at Canada and the United States to see which of the 49th parallel neighbours is the most innovative country. Here it is!

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