The UAE also ranked 23rd globally in 'Entrepreneurship,' and tops the list for Arab nations.
According to the report, which is compiled in partnership with Bav Group and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, "The World Bank predicts the global economy will grow at the fastest rates it’s seen since the global financial crisis for the next couple of years," adding, that "nations that differentiate themselves are those that have the resiliency and momentum to overcome the challenges."
The UAE received the ranking based on several attributes, including levels of "Distinctiveness", "Difference," "Uniqueness," and "Dynamism."
The UAE also ranked 23rd globally in "Entrepreneurship," and tops the list for Arab nations. The Entrepreneurship sub-ranking relates to how a country is connected to the rest of the world, how educated its population is, its entrepreneurial level and innovation, as well as how it "provides easy access to capital, skilled labour force, technological expertise, transparent business practices, well-developed infrastructure and well-developed legal framework," the study added.
Best Countries is a rankings, news and analysis project created to capture how countries are perceived on a global scale. The rankings evaluate 73 countries across 24 rankings drawn from a survey of more than 20,000 global citizens, measuring 75 dimensions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies.
According to the report, CBUAE noted that the UAE banking system remains strong, with sufficient capitalisation and liquidity reserves, solid financial performance and high operating efficiency.
Upon arrival, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was received by Chinese President Xi Jinping and senior Chinese leaders.
The agency said it has launched a programme to connect with the country's 6800 investors who are eligible for the Gold Card.
The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has announced the signing of a $100 million (Dhs368 million) agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance in Addis Ababa.
In recognition of the importance that Dubai holds in the global trade and investment arena, the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) held a gala ceremony to commemorate 100 years of its existence.
Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, the Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, recently received a high-level US delegation headed by Seth Oppenheim, Commercial Officer, SelectUSA Investment Summit, accompanied by George Calboh,