Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hong Kong is the world's freest economy! And yes, it's part of China...

Hong Kong continued to take the top place in the ranking of the 2009 Index of Economic Freedom for the 15th consecutive year, revealed the U.S. Heritage Foundation here Tuesday. 

According to the ranking, Hong Kong scores 90 this year, 0.3 point better than last year, well above the world average of 59.5. 

Among the 10 individual areas assessed, Hong Kong ranks first in trade freedom, investment freedom and financial freedom. Hong Kong also ranks in the top 10 in another three areas, namely business freedom, monetary freedom and property rights.


In the Heritage Foundation ranking, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland and the United Kingdom took another spots in the top 10 ranking. Full story...    See the full rankings here...

See also:

  1. Singapore, best place in the world to start a small business...
  2. The best countries for business...
  3. Which are most expensive cities in the world?
  4. The world's best place to live in is ... Zurich!!

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