The United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the top spot in the Middle East in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, released by the US-based Heritage Foundation. It was ranked 8th globally on the list.
Hong Kong topped the list, while Sing
Bahrain remains the Middle East North Africa (Mena) region’s most economically free country, according to the annual index of economic freedom published by The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal.
Bahrain has been ranked number one, alongside the UAE, in the Fraser Institute’s annual report on Economic Freedom of the Arab World.
Bahrain, which ranked first last year, improved its overall score to 8.1 out of 10 from 8.0. The
Bahrain and the UAE enjoy the highest levels of economic freedom among Arab nations, according to a specialised international economic report.
The annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report is compiled by German Friedrich Na
Bahrain ranked top among Middle East countries in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal.
The kingdom came 13 globally, while Hong Kong maintained its No 1 ranki