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Belgium rises in ‘Competitiveness Report’

Belgium has risen two places to 25th on the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report” growth index, De Standaard newspaper reports.

The report, based on the input of 8,700 business people, ranks 104 countries according to their underlying competitiveness position and includes indicators such as tax, government, the macro-economy, infrastructure, political stability, work ethic and corruption levels.

Belgium was in the Top 3 countries for quality of education and centralization of economic management, and was in the Top 10 for access to healthcare and childcare. It also scored well in indices such as low levels of corruption, criminality and inflation.


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25 October 2004

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