Le World Economic Forum a publié hier soir son classement de la compétitivité des pays (communiqué de presse ici). En tête de liste : la Suisse, devant Singapour, la Finlande, l’Allemagne et les Etats-Unis. La France arrive 23ème et perd 2 places. Parmi les grands pays d’Europe, il n’y a que l’Italie (49ème) et l’Espagne (35ème) qui sont derrière elle.

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Les points noirs de la France : la fiscalité et le mraché du travail.

On the other and, France’s competitiveness would be enhanced by injecting more flexibility into its labor market, which is ranked a low 116th both because of the strict rules on firing and hiring and the rather conflict-ridden laboremployer relations in the country. Its tax regime is also perceived as highly distortive to decisions to work (127th). Tentative efforts being made in these areas, if implemented with rigor, would provide an important boost to France’s economic performance going forward

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