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Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 - News Release


United States Falls in Competitiveness Rankings 


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The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011

The United States falls two places to fourth position, overtaken by Sweden and Singapore in the rankings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 

The People’s Republic of China continues to move up the rankings, with marked improvements in several other Asian countries 

Germany moves up two places to fifth place, leading the Eurozone countries 

Switzerland tops the rankings 

Watch video interview with Jennifer Blanke, Lead Economist Director, Head of Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance and download the full report profiling 139 economies, highlights, rankings and more at 


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