9. IMD WORLD COMPETITIVENESS YEARBOOK IMD WORLD COMPETITIVENESS YEARBOOK 8. The World Competitiveness. ( rankings. The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook measures how well 61 countries manage all their resources and competencies to facilitate. IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, today [22 May ] announced its annual world competitiveness ranking.

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Your information has been modified successfully. These less positive perceptions could be the result of uncomfortable adjustments that enterprises and executives alike have had to make as the government shifts the economy towards a more productivity-driven, less labour-reliant one, said economists based here.

He added that both are now closing in on top-ranked US. The level of productivity, in turn, sets the level of prosperity that can be reached by an economy” WEF, But this was already an improvement over its ranking of 15th in Both reports, in other words, highlight the importance of prosperity as the ultimate outcome of competitiveness.

As Mattis exits, he tells US military to keep “faith in our country”. This difference is due to the availability of hard data as it is nearly impossible to gather any hard data for many of the world’s economies.

Prof Bris thinks that this is inevitable. What is most attractive about Singapore, according to the IMD report, is its infrastructure, policy stability and government competency. While the Global Competitiveness Index covers economies as ofthe World Competitiveness Yearbook covers 60 countries.


World Competitiveness Yearbook

Oil slumps to first annual loss since to end turbulent year. Some of the policy measures introduced have made Singapore less competitive, affected our ability to latch onto new opportunities.

Singapore November manufacturing beats forecasts with 7.

Do you want to save your changes? Hong Kong was the surprise of the year.

Welcome to the Global Competitiveness Reports

On the other hand, an approach based almost entirely on hard data produces a more objective competitiveness index. The Global Competitiveness Report — Impact of restructuring shows up on indicators of productivity and labour market. Stay up to date with The Business Times for.

Prices and costs remained an area that Singapore was significantly less competitive in. SMEs ho-hum about outlook; more look to Asean for competitiveess. Get the latest news and information from BT newsletters for free:. The impact of the focus on different types of data is evident in the sample size of both publications.

Purchase this article as keepsake. IMD’s report said Singapore’s labour market trailed Hong Kong on factors such as the availability of finance skills, competent senior managers, and international experience, as well as apprenticeships, working hours and worker motivation.


Thu, May 28, – 5: DBS economist Irvin Seah said: Those factors drew the fewest votes from executives polled by IMD on the characteristics they believe are most attractive about Singapore’s economy. Economies nearby are catching up, Singapore has lost its competitive edge in some areas, real estate is extremely expensive.

Singapore’s labour market was ranked 11th, versus Hong Kong’s third.

competitivenes Some of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook’s indicators of business efficiency, for which Singapore lags behind Hong Kong, speak both of the reasons for and impact of ongoing economic restructuring. Purchase this article as republication. He also noted that the areas in which Singapore’s competitiveness declined tended to be “softer” ones such as attitudes to globalisation, corporate values and management practices, which draw from survey data.

Singapore’s score rose to 95, from 91 last year, while Hong Kong’s rose to 96 from Economies are scored relative to the top economy, which wirld assigned a score of On productivity and efficiency, Singapore ranked 12th compared to Hong Kong’s sixth – paling in comparison ime measures such as the productivity of small and medium enterprises and workforce productivity.