Portugal is the most competitive country among the four Portuguese-speaking nations included in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/2017 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Portugal, which is in 46th place, but which fell six places in relation to the 2015/2016 list in the report on 2015/2016.
The list released Tuesday mentions only four Portuguese-speaking countries – Portugal, Brazil (81), Cabo Verde (Cape Verde – 110) and Mozambique (133) – among the 138 that are arranged according to their Competitiveness Index.
In relation to the previous edition of the list, which is led again by Switzerland, Brazil fell six places, Cabo Verde gained two places and Mozambique remained in the same place.
The top places on the list, after Switzerland, are taken by Singapore, the United States, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and Finland.
The list is based on the analysis of 118 variables grouped into 12 categories: institutions, macroeconomic infrastructure, environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods market efficiency, labour market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication and innovation. (macauhub)