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RANKED: Southeast Asia in Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018 Rankings
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RANKED: Southeast Asia in Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018 Rankings

The World Economic Forum's latest global competitiveness rankings of 2017-2018 list presents a mixed picture for Asia, and Southeast Asia too.

The Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 edition covers 137 countries, ranking improvements in infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, as well as health and primary education, among others. 

For 2017, there were 137 economies ranked in the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum, compared to 138 countries in 2016 and 2015, 144 in 2014, 148 in 2013, and 144 in 2012.

Seasia compiled the information in order for us to know how Southeast Asian countries are performing in terms of global competitiveness.

SINGAPORE

Position in the World: 3 (previously, 2)

Position in the Region: 1

Source Image | www.singapore-guide.com
Source Image | www.singapore-guide.com

MALAYSIA

Position in the World: 25 (previously, 25)

Position in the Region: 2

Kuala Lumpur | World Population View
Kuala Lumpur | World Population View

 THAILAND

Position in the World: 32 (previously, 34)

Position in the Region: 3

Source Image | Aaron Joel Santos
Source Image | Aaron Joel Santos

INDONESIA

Position in the World: 36 (previously, 41)

Position in the Region: 4

Jakarta | Huffpost.com
Jakarta | Huffpost.com

 BRUNEI

Position in the World: 46 (previously, 58)

Position in the Region: 5

Source Image | InspirationSeek.com
Source Image | InspirationSeek.com

VIETNAM

Position in the World: 55 (previously, 60)

Position in the Region: 6

Source Image | Mark Seymour Photography
Source Image | Mark Seymour Photography

PHILIPPINES

Position in the World: 56 (previously, 57)

Position in the Region: 7

Source Image | The Longest Way Home
Source Image | The Longest Way Home

CAMBODIA

Position in the World: 94 (previously, 89)

Position in the Region: 8

Source Image | 030mm-photography
Source Image | 030mm-photography

LAOS

Position in the World: 98 (previously, 93)

Position in the Region: 9

Source Image | Matthew Williams-Ellis
Source Image | Matthew Williams-Ellis

 Myanmar (Burma) is not included in the report. 

The Philippines' almost flat performance placed it behind most of its neighbors in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Brunei and Vietnam have overtaken the Philippines to secure the 5th and 6th positions in the region, respectively. Brunei jumped 12 notches this year, while Indonesia improved by 5 spots.


Source : Asia NikkeiRappler.com 

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