13 Apr '11, 12am

Singapore is world's No 2 most 'connected' nation

NEW YORK - Singapore is better positioned to benefit economically from adopting new information technology than any other country in Asia, taking the top spot on the continent and ranking second in the world behind Sweden for a second year running, according to a report released yesterday. The annual World Economic Forum report looked at 138 countries for 2010. Nordic nations had a strong showing, accounting for four of the top 10 spots. Just behind Sweden and Singapore in the report's Networked Readiness Index were Finland, Switzerland and the United States. The other Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress in the ranking, with Taiwan and South Korea improving five places to sixth and 10th, respectively, and Hong Kong following closely at 12th. China and India trailed in 37th and 43rd spot, respectively. The index, which incorporates a survey of more than 15,000 e...

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