Nordic and Asian nations connected for growth, says WEF

kicknhorse

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2009
Messages
320
Trophies
0
Age
34
Location
North Somerset
Website
Visit site
XP
127
Country
Nordic and Asian nations connected for growth, says WEF.

QUOTE said:
The WEF says becoming totally wired through ICT structures can help nations' economies Sweden and Singapore are the most competitive countries in the digital economy, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Nordic and Asian economies are best at using information and communications technologies (ICT) to boost their growth, the WEF said.

Finland is in third place, Switzerland fourth and the United States fifth.

The WEF said ICT was "a key enabler of a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable world".

It said the use of information communications technology was especially important "in the aftermath of one of the most serious economic crises in decades".

The WEF report focuses on the power of ICT to transform society in the next decade through modernisation and innovation.

Other highly-placed Nordic countries include Denmark in seventh spot and Norway in ninth place, with Iceland ranked in 16th position.

Meanwhile, led by Singapore in second place, the other Asian Tiger economies highly placed are Taiwan and South Korea in sixth and tenth position respectively, and Hong Kong following closely in 12th.

Canada completes the top 10 in eighth position.

The report, which covers 138 economies, looks at three areas.

They are the general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT; the readiness of the three key stakeholder sectors - individuals, businesses and governments - to use and benefit from ICT; and the actual usage of available ICT.

MOST DIGITALLY CONNECTED ECONOMIES
Sweden
Singapore
Finland
Switzerland
US
Taiwan
Denmark
Canada
Norway
South Korea
Source: WEF

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13053999

I am surprised, personally, that Estonia is not that high...
 

MrShawnTRods

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2011
Messages
4,646
Trophies
0
XP
1,081
Country
United Kingdom
Not surprised at all. Sweden is pretty damn advanced compared to us
tongue.gif
. I bet UK is way below in the list of developed countries in terms of that.
However NO JAPAN o.O? lol
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
    kenenthk @ kenenthk: Are people out there really spending $100 on fans...