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South Africa ranks 53rd out of 63 countries on the 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Rankings.
Corruption has been cited as one of the biggest hurdles in creating a competitive business environment as South Africa drops 14 places in WEF’s Competitiveness Index.
South Africa ranks 47th out of 138 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, but a number of shortcomings could limit competitiveness going forward.
The US has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy to two other more business-friendly countries, the World Competitive Rankings show.
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South Africa has continued its downward trend after falling on the latest Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum.
Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey Chapman.
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart says her country needs to lower its costs if it wants to stop miners from moving to other countries.
South Africa has improved its overall competitiveness, according to an annual report published by Switzerland's Institute of Management Development.
The wheels of South Africa have not come off, and it will just be a matter of time before the country once again emerges as a 'jewel', says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Government incentives are often there to make up for bad policy, according to economist Chris Hart.
South Africa, although strengthening its position by one place to #52, still ranked in the bottom ten of the 61 countries in the World Competitive Rankings.
For decades, the typical path out of poverty has been increased agricultural productivity followed by growth in manufacturing, but data for Africa gives a different story.
South Africa has ranked 56 out of 144 countries, according to the World Economic Forum's 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index.
The United States and Japan were pipped at the post by Switzerland in the World Economic Forum's ranking of the 10 most competitive economies last year.
SA’s ability to compete globally hinged on building regional trade relations with African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
SA's improved position in a foreign direct investment confidence index underlies the value it offers investors, says the government.
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