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Top movers and shakers of the latest Forbes Best Countries for Business

  • Top upward movers: Hong Kong moved up 4 spots from 6 to 2 and Taiwan moved up to 12 from 16
  • Biggest losers: US single biggest mover from 12 to 17 Austria from 14 to 18
  • Notable economies not in Top 10: India, China and US most notable. Group of 10 Powerhouses not on list: Belgium, France, Italy, Japan and Germany (and US).
  • Worst 5 countries for business: Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Chad
  • Top 5 Countries for Innovation: Germany #1, US #2, Switzerland #3, Taiwan #4 Sweden #5,
  • Top 5 for Technology: #1 South Korea, #2 Hong Kong, #3 Japan, #4 Singapore/Sweden, #6 UAE
  • Top 30 by Continent: Asia: 6, Europe: 20, North America: 2, Oceania: 2, South America 0, Antarctica 0, Africa 0,

 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/12/19/the-best-countries-for-business-2019-u-s-down-u-k-on-top/#75b81752d556