GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators
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International Number Ones - Because Every Country Is The Best At Something

International Number Ones - Because Every Country Is The Best At Something | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
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Because every country aims to be best at something... Here is a collection of my favorite rankings - key performance indicators we frequently use for our work :)

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Bruce Fellowes's curator insight, March 25, 2014 8:23 AM

Not particularly useful but a light hearted chart. 

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Yanis Varoufakis: Australia is a ‘plaything’ of world economic forces it cannot control

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Former Greek finance minister warns Australia has ‘false sense of well-being’ and needs to change direction to avert crisis
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FDI to Mongolia declines by 70%

Mongolia attracted 380.3 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in he first half year, which is a decrease of 70.

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Canada ranks as most reputable country in the world - NY Daily News - New York Daily News

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Canada was ranked the most reputable country in the world according to a global survey.
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Don't take US FDI for granted, says Intel chief - Irish Examiner

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The latest insight and opinion on Irish and international business, finance and technology
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Eastern African Governments Make Bold Commitments to Woo FDI’s in Textile & Apparel Sectors ...

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At least 20 textile and apparel companies from five countries in Asia made a strategic visit to Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in April to explore investment opportunities.
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EU boss slams Botswana's poor record on FDI - business, politics - News - StarAfrica.com

EU boss slams Botswana's poor record on FDI - business, politics - News - StarAfrica.com | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
The new Head of Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Alexander Baum said on Wednesday that alt
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The Definitive Ranking Of The 100 Selfiest Cities in the World!!!

The Definitive Ranking Of The 100 Selfiest Cities in the World!!! | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
Find out where your city ranks (Fascinated by the discussion that Australia is a nation of lurkers, refreshing lack of narcissism too http://t.co/goBym0C7RI #swarmconf)...
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Filipinos  rank 1st - fun and joyous nationals!

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Switzerland named as world's 'most competitive' economy - Financial Times

Switzerland named as world's 'most competitive' economy - Financial Times | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
Economic Times Switzerland named as world's 'most competitive' economy Financial Times But rankings within the eurozone remain very uneven, with the WEF arguing that “while the divide between a highly competitive north and a lagging south and east...
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Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings - Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings Fort Worth Star Telegram The Forum, which hosts the annual gathering of global business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos every winter, ranks a country's competitiveness...
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The kindest place on Earth? IRELAND: Report ranks countries by how much ... - Daily Mail

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kpis, what is it?

KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators are a set of metrics used in many areas of your company to measure the performance of various (...)
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World Investment Report 2014 - unctad.org

World Investment Report 2014 - unctad.org | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it

Some highlights from the WIR 2014...


Full report here

 http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/wir2014_en.pdf


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  • After the 2012 slump, global FDI returned to growth, with inflows rising 9% in 2013, to $1.45 trillion. Short term prospects also look positive and we project that FDI flows could rise to $1.6 trillion in 2014, $1.7 trillion in 2015 and $1.8 trillion in 2016.
  • Developing economies maintain their dominant share of global FDI, reaching 54% of global flows, while developed economies attracted 39%.
  • FDI outflows from developing and transition countries also reached a record level of $553 billion, or 39% of global FDI outflows - this compares with only 12% at the beginning of the 2000s.
  • The poorest countries are less dependent on extractive industry investment with manufacturing and services now making up about 90% of the value of announced greenfield projects in Africa and the LDCs.
  • State-owned investors are FDI heavyweights accounting for over 11% of global FDI flows despite making up less than 1% of all TNCs.
  • At the regional level, FDI to all major regions increased, although the structurally weak economies saw mixed results. Developing Asia is the largest FDI recipient, attracting far more FDI than that of either the EU or North America.
  • The report contains further analysis of some of the main features of regional FDI trends, including megaregional groupings. TPP, TTIP and RCEP each account for a quarter or more of global FDI flows. APEC remains the largest regional economic cooperation grouping, with 54% of global inflows.

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    Modi's government must speed up implementation to live up to promises

    Modi's government must speed up implementation to live up to promises | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it

    This year marks the mid-point for Modi's government, but while FDI statistics are looking good, the economy as a whole continues to lag.

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    World faces a $1.23 trillion foreign investment vacuum

    World faces a $1.23 trillion foreign investment vacuum | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    The collapse in oil prices and China's economic malaise could bring a retreat of foreign direct investment and capital to the West
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    FDI up 48% in seven months of 'Make in India' - The Times of India

    FDI up 48% in seven months of 'Make in India' - The Times of India | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country has seen a 48 per cent growth in the seven-month period from the launch of 'Make in India' initiative in September till April 2015, an official statement said on Tuesday.
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    Singapore leads global city ranking for greenfield FDI - Financial Times

    Singapore leads global city ranking for greenfield FDI - Financial Times | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Singapore is sitting atop the world as the best city for FDI, ranking first globally in 2014 for the amount of greenfield inward investment it attracted. The city-state received two-and-a-half times more investment than its main rival, Hong Kong.
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    Getting better FDI - Financial Express

    Getting better FDI - Financial Express | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Investment policies must facilitate domestic development and overall economic objectives while ensuring that the WTO rules are not avoided
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    FDI in Turkey - Invest in Turkey

    FDI in Turkey - Invest in Turkey | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Information about the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Turkey, by year, sector, country, as well as companies with international capital.
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    FDI falls 46 pct. in Mexico, gov't says - Fox News Latino

    FDI falls 46 pct. in Mexico, gov't says - Fox News Latino | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico totaled $15.3 billion in the January-September period, down 46 percent from the same period in 2013, the Economy Secretariat said.
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    India among worst-ranked countries on tax and inflation - Zee News

    India among worst-ranked countries on tax and inflation - Zee News | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Zee News India among worst-ranked countries on tax and inflation Zee News Geneva/New Delhi: India is among the worst- ranked countries when it comes to taxation and inflation burden on economy, as also in terms of the negative impact of crime,...
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    UAE Named 12th Most Competitive Nation Globally, Qatar Falls Three Ranks - Gulf Business News

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    UAE Named 12th Most Competitive Nation Globally, Qatar Falls Three Ranks.
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    Top 10 Safest Countries in the World ...

    Top 10 Safest Countries in the World ... | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it

    No 1 - Iceland - check the other 9 countries...

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    If you are looking for a place where you can get absolute freedom, look no further. Iceland is undoubtedly the best place where you can spend the rest of your days. Rich in natural phenomenon, there is hardly a chance that this country won’t leave you mesmerized. Aside from being the safest country on the planet, it is also the wealthiest place in the world. You won’t find any place on Earth like this!

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    This is rightsizing, or downsizing... Microsoft’s massive layoffs of 18,000 jobs target Nokia division etc

    This is rightsizing, or downsizing... Microsoft’s massive layoffs of 18,000 jobs target Nokia division etc | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella announced Thursday that up to 18,000 of his employees will get their pink slips in the next year, as part of a massive round of layoffs.
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    For those who wonder what rightsizing is, here is a prime example. It sounds a bit more positive than downsizing... whatever you call it - 18,000 jobs to go! And that's it for old Nokia - sadly a burial.

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    Updated: Corporate Income Tax Rates in the OECD

    Updated: Corporate Income Tax Rates in the OECD | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Another way to improve US competitiveness: reform the corporate tax rate @veroderugy http://t.co/o3S3ri1MhZ http://t.co/EyrN5DFhgM
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    WHERE U.S. "SUPER-BOOM" WILL BE STRONGEST ... Metros Ranked for Growth

    WHERE U.S. "SUPER-BOOM" WILL BE STRONGEST ... Metros Ranked for Growth | GDP Global: Country Rankings, Competitiveness, Key Performance Indicators | Scoop.it
    Area Development analyzes economic and workforce data for 379 MSAs, producing a snapshot of the cities across America that are poised to capitalize on the new potential for economic growth as the United States leaves the recession behind. A diversified economic base tops the most desirable traits.

    Via FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist
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    FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, May 29, 2014 9:29 AM

    As you know, I am forecasting an ECONOMIC SUPER-BOOM for the North American economy from now through at least 2024. This study shows where growth will be strongest.