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The Global Competitiveness Report

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  1. Invisible

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    Switzerland sits atop the overall ranking in The Global Competitiveness Report, just released by the World Economic Forum, representing the first time since 2004 that the United States doesn’t hold the top spot. But hey, that’s what being at the epicenter of a global financial crisis will do, right?

    Singapore, Sweden and Denmark round out the top five.

    The shocker, however, is how badly the United States scored for the soundness of its banks. It placed 108th, just ahead of Venezuela, Serbia and Vietnam and right behind Tanzania.

    “Given that the financial crisis originated in large part in the United States, it is hardly surprising that there has been a weakening of the assessment of its financial market sophistication…” said the WEF.

    Yeah. But Tanzania?

    For the record, Tanzania borders nations like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Kenya – not exactly models of stability or prosperity.

    I knew the road back was long. But I didn’t realize it passed through impoverished countries, where day-today life is often a struggle.

    A national savings rate (pre-credit crisis) of virtually zero, a massive budget deficit – projected at $9.05 trillion – and a significant stimulus spending package were identified as the causative factors.

    Written by Robert Williams
    Publisher, Investment U
     
  2. Mpita Njia

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    Kwa US bado kwenye overall rankings iko juu, meaning kuwa they have the capacity to cushion problems facing their banks. Ngoma ipo kwetu sisi hapo chini
     
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    Mhhhh basi tulivyo wajinga tutajivunia sifa za kijinga kama hizo....
     
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