As was the case last year, the top 10 ranking positions
for Market Connectedness exhibit a large amount of
continuity year-on-year as the markets to occupy the top
four positions – UAE, Malaysia, China and Chile – were
identical, while nine of the 10 retained their positions in
the top 10.
Russia regressed from 10th to 13th as the overall quality
of its infrastructure is judged to have worsened, as has
the burden of its customs procedures. It was replaced in
the top 10 by Kazakhstan, which has jumped up to 9th
on the back of a score gain of almost 0.7, thanks to better
infrastructure and customs procedures.
Two major markets, India and Brazil, appear to be going
in different directions. India is clearly taking steps to
address its infrastructure deficit, having moved up to
18th, while Brazil is continuing its slide into mediocrity as
it has fallen to 28th.
Among the five new Index markets, Iran ranks best at
27th, followed by Ghana (35th), while Mozambique (44th),
Myanmar (49th) and Angola (50th) are among the poorest
connected emerging markets.
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