The netherlands, the most connected in the world, ahead of Singapore and Switzerland

The european countries dominate international trade, they lend and borrow more capital abroad, they welcome migrants and tourists in greater numbers, and their

The netherlands, the most connected in the world, ahead of Singapore and Switzerland

The european countries dominate international trade, they lend and borrow more capital abroad, they welcome migrants and tourists in greater numbers, and their telephone calls cross-border provided. In plain language, they are the champions of globalization. Such is the portrait of the Old Continent that emerges from the classification of "connectivity", in 169 countries, and that draws up every two years DHL, a leading logistics. These results, presented Tuesday at the Amsterdam cluster of four criteria: trade, financial, human and information. Once again, the netherlands are on the top of the podium, followed by Singapore and Switzerland.

On the first ten of the ranking, eight are european, including Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany. France comes in at 15th place. The United States and China are in the 30th and 61st positions, because of their size they are less open to other europeans. On average, 20 % of the products manufactured in the world are exported, the capital flows represent 7 % of the investments, approximately 7 % of telephone calls are international, and 3 % of the population lives outside its country of origin. Figures in general very inferior to the understanding of the people, as noted by the experts from DHL. In the netherlands, for example, immigrants constitute 12 % of the population, while polls indicate that they would represent 26 %! Globalization is a phenomenon that exaggerates?

Updated Date: 17 February 2019, 00:00

Kathleen Lees

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