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IT competitiveness index lists Taiwan sixth in the world

STAFF WRITER , WITH CNA

Taiwan ranks sixth globally in terms of information technology (IT) industry competitiveness, an index released yesterday by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) showed.

The EIU is part of the UK-based company that publishes the Economist magazine.

Taiwan left both Hong Kong and China in its wake. Hong Kong was ranked 21st among the 64 countries covered in the survey, while China was in last place.

The survey ranked the US as the most competitive with a score of 77.4, followed by Japan with 72.7 and South Korea at 67.2. They are followed by the UK (67.1), Australia (66.5), Taiwan (65.8), Sweden (65.4), Denmark (64.9), Canada (64.6) and Switzerland (63.5), in that order.

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