The Netherlands is well placed to weather coronavirus storm: WEF


The Netherlands is one of the countries best placed to emerge from the coronavirus crisis in terms of their economies, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.

The latest edition of the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report suggests companies with advanced digital economies and skills, with a strong social security network and experience with previous epidemics will be best able to limit the impact of the pandemic, website reported.

The agency looked at 126 companies and put Finland top of the ranking, followed by Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. China and Canada were in fifth and sixth place, with the US outside the top 10.

The report does suggest room for improvement. In particular, it would be in the Netherlands’ interest to invest more in research and innovation, and companies should take a more long-term approach, the WEF suggests.

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