2012 – 2013 Global Competitiveness Report


World Economic Forum (WEF) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland recently release “The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013”. The ranking is based on 12 pillars to measure the competitiveness for each countries.

The pillars are Institutions, Infrastructure, Macroeconomic environment, Health and primary education, Higher education and training, Goods market efficiency, Labor market efficiency, Financial market development, Technological readiness, Market size, Business sophistication & Innovation.

In the report, Malaysia at number 25th from 142 countries, down 4 position from 21st in 2011. Korea, Luxembourg, UAE and New Zealand overtook Malaysia this time round although Malaysia’s scores slipped marginally compared to the previous report. In 2010, report Malaysia is at number 26th with score 4.88.

The table below is top 25 of the ranking.

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2012 Fortune Global 500, World’s Largest Companies

FortuneThe Fortune Global 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporations or companies worldwide as measured by revenue. The list is compiled and published annually by Fortune magazine.

The list was first published in 1989 but only cover US industrial companies. In 1995, the list changed to include all companies & sectors.

The latest 2011 ranking was published on 23th July 2012. In 2012 edition, Royal Dutch Shell gained the top position replacing Wal-Mart Stores. There is only one (1) Malaysian company managed to be in the 2012 Fortune Global list, namely Petronas at 68th position improving from the 86th position in 2011.

The table below is top 20 of Fortune Global 500.

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Global Enabling Trade Report 2012


World Economic Forum (WEF) which is based in Geneva, Switzerland recently published “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012”. The report contained Enabling Trade Index 2012 which ranked 132 economies worldwide.

The rank measures the extent to which individual economies have developed institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to destinations.

The ranking is based on four enablers of trade namely business environment, market access, border administration and transport and communications infrastructure.

The index was publish  biennially. In 2012, Malaysia at number 24th, up 6 position from 30th in 2010. According to the report, Malaysia’s improved ranking reflects the impact of the measures undertaken by the government over the last two years to improve the competitiveness of the Malaysian economy.

The table below is the top 25 of the ranking.

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2012 Forbes Global 2000 & Ranking for Malaysian Companies

The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the top 2000 public companies in the world features in Forbes magazine. The ranking is based on four criteria namely  Sales, Profit, Assets and Market value.

The ranking was first published in 2003 and it is a useful indicator for leading public companies in the world.

For the 2012 ranking, there are 18 Malaysian companies listed drop from 20 in 2011. The companies that no longer in the list were PLUS Expressway and PPB Group.

The table below is top 20 of 2012 Forbes Global 2000 and all the position of Malaysian companies in the list.

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2012 Top 25 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index Countries

A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm. They publish Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index to rank top 25 countries in the most attractive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The Index provides a look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows.

The Index, which first published in 1998, assesses the impact of political, economic, and regulatory changes on the FDI intentions and preferences of the leaders of top companies around the world.

In 2012 index, China, India & Brazil are the top 3 countries. Inthe same reports, Malaysia up 11 positions from 21st which obtained in 2010.

The table below is top 25 country according to 2012 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index.

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