Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Singapore passes US to top tech economy ranking

A BBC NEWS story reports that the US has lost its long-time lead.

"Singapore has toppled the US from top spot in a ranking of world economies that make the best use of information and communication technology (ICT). The US has been outpaced by the advance of other nations, rather than any slow down in its own performance. The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) index placed Singapore, Iceland, Finland and Denmark above the US, with the UK up three places in 12th spot. The WEF said ICT is playing a 'central role' in growth and competitiveness. Singapore was found to be the best performer in a number of categories, including quality of maths and science education, affordability of telephone connection charges and internet access, and government policy on ICT."



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