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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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. 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.

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Impact of restructuring shows up on indicators of productivity and labour market. He also noted that the areas competitivenss which Singapore’s competitiveness declined tended to worlc “softer” ones such as attitudes to globalisation, corporate values and management practices, which draw from survey data.

Centennial Asia economist Manu Bhaskaran said that attention should be paid to perceptions of the key factors that make the economy attractive too. According to the World Competitiveness Yearbook, competitiveness is the “ability of a nation to create and maintain an environment that sustains more value creation for its enterprises and more prosperity for its people” IMD World Competitiveness Center, But the impact of Singapore’s ongoing restructuring effort showed up in its relatively weaker performance on indicators such as productivity, the labour market and sentiment-related factors.


Prices and costs remained an area that Singapore was significantly less competitive in. 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.

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There is a constrained supply of real estate, commodities – so prices have to be high. He thinks Singapore risks losing its competitiveness standing not just to Hong Kong, but also to other fast-growing, emerging Asian cities such as Shanghai, in future.

Prof Bris thinks that this is inevitable. While the Global Competitiveness Index covers economies as ofthe World Competitiveness Yearbook covers 60 countries. Teh Shi Ning tshining sph. Your information has been modified successfully. On productivity and efficiency, Singapore ranked 12th compared to Hong Kong’s sixth – paling in comparison on measures such as the productivity of small and medium enterprises and workforce productivity. Singapore’s labour market was ranked 11th, versus Hong Kong’s third.

He added that both are now closing in on top-ranked US. Get the latest news and information from BT newsletters for free:. Singapore still 3rd most competitive, HK rises to 2nd: Allianz Real Estate seeking to expand in Asean.


Stay up to date with The Business Times for. First, criteria are comprised in the World Competitiveness Yearbook compared to less than in the Global Competitiveness Report. Economies nearby are catching up, Singapore has lost its competitive edge in some areas, real estate is extremely expensive.

Singapore’s score rose to 95, from 91 last year, while Hong Kong’s rose to 96 from On the other hand, an approach based almost entirely on hard data produces a more objective competitiveness index. World Competitiveness Center Better understand world competitiveness Advance your knowledge of world competitiveness with the IMD Business School world competitiveness center Learn more.

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Four Asian elections to watch out for in But this was already an improvement over its ranking of 15th in In that yearrbook, there is the sentiment that Singapore’s growth potential is reaching its ceiling,” he said. Arturo Bris, director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, which ranks annually nations’ ability to foster an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises, said: US Democrats maneuver to end shutdown, without Trump wall money.

Thu, May 28, – 5: Hong Kong was the surprise of the year.