Tag Archives: World Economic Forum

New Zealand Is the World’s Least Corrupt Nation

New Zealand Is the World’s Least Corrupt Nation

New Zealand has been identified as the world’s least corrupt nation in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index published by Transparency International. Each country is receives a score out of 100. New Zealand scored 89…

New Zealand – 13th Most Competitive Country

New Zealand – 13th Most Competitive Country

New Zealand has been identified as the 13th most competitive country in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. “Countries were ranked according to the “12 pillars of competitiveness,” which includes macro-economic environment, infrastructure, health…

Panicked Super Rich Buying up NZ Bolt Holes

Panicked Super Rich Buying up NZ Bolt Holes

Hedge fund managers are buying up remote stations and land in places like New Zealand to flee to in the event of civil uprising against growing inequality, it has been claimed. With growing inequality and…

The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks

The World Could Do with More Helen Clarks

Ranked 21st most powerful woman in the world, Helen Clark, 63, New Zealand’s Prime Minister for nine years, and now head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gives Telegraph journalist Louisa Peacock a…

We Love Visitors

We Love Visitors

New Zealand, along with Iceland, has been judged the world’s friendliest nation for tourists, according to the “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report” released by the World Economic Forum, which ranked 140…

Equal Opportunity on the Edge

Equal Opportunity on the Edge

NZ has been ranked fifth in the world for gender equality by the World Economic Forum. NZ is the only non-Nordic country to make the list’s top five, which is led by Sweden, Norway,…

Environmental No.1

Environmental No.1

NZ leads the world in environmental performance according to the Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities measured how close 133 countries came…

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

NZ ranks sixth overall in a new study measuring the gap between genders by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. The top five positions went to Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The WEF appraisal of 58 countries…

Land of the Free: Part 2

Land of the Free: Part 2

NZ is the third most un-corrupt country in the world, according to the latest global corruption perception index released by Transparency International. Finland and Denmark head the list, which draws from sources including the World Economic Forum…

NZ Among Ten Most Competitive

NZ Among Ten Most Competitive

New Zealand ranks amongst the ten most competitive countries in the world, according to a survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). New Zealand perches at #10 on the index, which the WEF argues is…

Dollar for Dollar

Dollar for Dollar

Ian MacFarlane, Governor of the Australia Reserve bank, has been positive about the idea of currency union with New Zealand, but has left the initiative firmly on the Kiwi side of the ditch. Earlier this month…