IMD UNVEILS ITS COMPETITIVENESS RANKING FOR 2018: THE U.S. IS ON TOP, SWITZERLAND IS NOT

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What does it take to be the most competitive country in the world? According to Lausanne-based IMD, it takes a combination of 258 hard and soft data indicators, which run the gamut from employment and trade to environmental concerns and quality of life. In tonight’s Big Picture, the center’s chief economist, Christos Cabolis sheds some light on the 2018 results, including Switzerland’s surprise drop in the ranking.
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