World's 10 best countries for business 2015

Denmark has topped the list of the 144 nations on Forbes' annual list of the best countries for business in 2015. The US has dropped four spots to number 22, continuing a six-year descent since 2009 when it had ranked second overall. On the other hand, India has ranked a low 97th, behind Kazakhstan and Ghana, scoring poorly on metrics like trade and monetary freedom and tackling challenges like corruption and violence.

Dec 17, 2015, 16:23 PM IST
1. Denmark: (GDP $341 billion)
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1. Denmark: (GDP $341 billion)

2. New Zealand: (GDP: $201 billion)
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2. New Zealand: (GDP: $201 billion)

3. Norway (GDP: $500 billion)
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3. Norway (GDP: $500 billion)

4. Ireland (GDP: $246 billion)
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4. Ireland (GDP: $246 billion)

5. Sweden (GDP: $570 billion)
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5. Sweden (GDP: $570 billion)

6. Finland (GDP: $276 billion)
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6. Finland (GDP: $276 billion)

7. Canada (GDP: $1.8 trillion)
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7. Canada (GDP: $1.8 trillion)

8. Singapore (GDP: $308 billion)
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8. Singapore (GDP: $308 billion)

9. Netherlands (GDP: $866 billion)
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9. Netherlands (GDP: $866 billion)

10. United Kingdom (GDP: $2.9 trillion)
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10. United Kingdom (GDP: $2.9 trillion)

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