• The 16 healthiest countries in the world

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    The United States lags far behind the 10 healthiest countries in the world.
    Each year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world's economies. The WEF compares countries based on analyses of 12 factors, including infrastructure, innovations, and financial systems.
    One of the factors the WEF considers in its assessment of a country's human capital is how healthy citizens are. To measure this, nations are compared based on estimates of how many years a person can expect to be in good health. The WEF calls this healthy...
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  • U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday.
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  • Market is rallying but 'we're not out of the woods yet,' says trader

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    The U.S. stock market rose sharply on Tuesday, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's time to celebrate yet, says Virtu Financial's Matthew Cheslock.
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  • 25 countries where people learn fast, think on their feet, and accomplish a lot at work, ranked

    25 countries where people learn fast, think on their feet, and accomplish a lot at work, ranked

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    What determines the skill level of a particular country's workforce?
    The World Economic Forum's 2018 global competitiveness report ranks the labor forces of different countries based on skills.
    According to the World Economic Forum's report, education is a key part of producing and maintaining a highly skilled workforce.
    Which country boasts the most highly skilled workers?
    Well, according to the World Economic Forum's 2018 global competitiveness report , you should book a ticket to Finland if you want to meet some highly skilled employees. In the category of skills, the Scandinavian...
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  • U.S. Returns to No. 1 in Global Competitiveness, Report Says

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    The United States is the most globally competitive nation in the world for the first time since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, according to a new report.
    Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan rounded out the top five.
    The latest Global Competitiveness Report , conducted by the World Economic Forum, uses a new methodology that aims to better account for the effects of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF, as it's known, credits three things for U.S. supremacy among 140 economies: market size, innovation ecosystem (including idea generation, entrepreneurial culture...
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