Wednesday, September 05, 2007

UAE continues to rank well in economic freedom

Gulf News draws our attention to the latest rankings of 141 countries based upon economic freedom. The UAE ranks 15th worldwide. Saudi Arabia is among the countries not included in 141 examined in Economic Freedom of the World: Annual Report 2007 by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian economic thinktank.

Here's the link to those economic rankings. After you follow the link you find pdf links to the chapters and tables.

Gulf News observed
The UAE scored 7.7 points out of 10 in the survey compared with 7.8 points in the previous year as its labour regulations' score declined to 6.6 points from 8.9 points.
The UAE came in fifth place globally in the 'freedom to trade internationally' category, compared with ranks of 18 and 25 in Germany and the US, respectively.

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