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Is it mountain air? Switzerland emerges as world's most competitive economy

WEF economist Thierry Geiger said Switzerland had a virtuous circle of infrastructure, institutions and education

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy for a ninth straight year, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. Since suffering a rare blip in 2008, when it was nudged into second place by the United States, the Swiss economy has maintained an efficient but unshakeable grip on the top spot in the WEF annual ranking . WEF economist Thierry Geiger said Switzerland had a virtuous circle of infrastructure, institutions and education, but at the heart of its success was the way it created and used talent. "That is really the secret of Switzerland, ...

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First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 12:43 IST
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