Economist Rankings

June 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

A couple of new rankings out by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Their Business Environment Rankings (ease to do business in) has NZ in 8th place, up three from 11th last time.

And for global food security, we are ranked 13th. The US is 1 and Austria 2. We have improved 0.3 from last time.

And I can’t find a link, but the Dom Post reported we are 5th again on their Democracy Index.

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7 Responses to “Economist Rankings”

  1. cas (23 comments) says:

    The Sydney Morning Herald likes us too

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/kiwis-show-way-in-handling-a-boom-20140612-3a0k2.html

    I like the idea of being the “new Wonder from Down Under.”

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  2. Pete George (22,839 comments) says:

    Stuff ‘Today in Politics’:

    New Zealand given fifth place in Democracy Index

    The BBC is reporting New Zealand has been ranked fifth in the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘‘Democracy Index’’, with a score of 9.26 behind Norway on 9.93, Sweden on 9.73, Iceland on 9.65 and Denmark on 9.38 – and one place above Australia on 9.13. The index measures include to what extent the country holds free and fair elections, civil liberties, participation, turnout, the number of women MPs, and political culture.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10151532/Today-in-politics-Friday-June-13

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  3. Tarquin North (132 comments) says:

    I wonder where we’ll end up on the rankings if Labour and the Greens get in? Best not to think about things like that, it could bring on depression and a bout of heavy drinking.

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  4. Redbaiter (7,619 comments) says:

    “The Sydney Morning Herald likes us too”

    Being liked by the Fairfax press is a sure sign the Nats are on the wrong track.

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  5. mikenmild (10,716 comments) says:

    Reddy will only be happy if we plunge down the rankings.

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  6. hj (6,350 comments) says:

    Statistics are like bikinis: it’s the bits they don’t show that are interesting.

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  7. Dean Papa (737 comments) says:

    Great to see us so high in the wankings … (can’t say my r’s)

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