India China America Comparisons
Freedom on the Internet, USA #1, India #20, China #45 (out of 47 countries ranked)
Freedom House looked at 47 different countries in 2012 to measure restrictions on internet freedom. Estonia, with a score of just 10 points against it, topped in internet freedom whereas Cuba and Iran were the least free. The USA with a score of 12 was the second most free country on the internet, India with a score of 39 ranked at number 20. China was just barely ahead of Cuba and Iran with a score of 86 points against it.
Global Remittance Recipients, India #1, China #2
India received $55 billion from citizens living overseas as inward remittances. China was close behind at $51 billion and Mexico is now a trailing number 3 at $22 billion. The United States led the world in outward remittances at $48 billion. China ranked 15th at 4.4 billion and India was close behind at #19 and $4 billion. These are 2010 numbers published several months ago.
Sustainable Behavior, India ranked #1, China #2, USA is last at #17
The National Geographic Society published in third ranking of environmentally sustainable consumer behavior in July 2012. India and China has the best rating while the USA and Canada were at the bottom!
New Molecular Entity Availability, USA 91, India 39, China 14
From 2006-2010, 140 new molecular entities (NMEs) were launched by pharma companies. On Page 16 of the hyperlinked report above, IMS compared which countries had the most avaialbility of these NMEs by 2011. The USA fared best.
Biotech Innovation, USA #1, China #43, India #47
The 4th annual ranking was released at the BIO convention by Scientific American's editorial director, Mike May and developed in conjunction with US Biotech Industry Organization. Each country received a score in six categories — intellectual property, enterprise support, intensity, education/workforce, foundations and political stability.
Top 120 Global Cities: USA has 12, China 9, India 8
The Economist Intelligence Unit developed a a Citibank sponsored list of 120 global hotspot cities for 2012. New York tops the list which includes Washington, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Miami. The top Chinese city is Beijing and the list includes Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Dalian, Chengdu, Suzhou, and ChongQing. India's starts with Delhi and includes Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
Illegal Immigration to the United States, China #5, India #7
An estimated 240,000 Indian immigrants are among 11.5 million foreigners living illegally in the United States without proper immigration documents, making it the seventh largest contributor to clandestine border crossings. China is placed fifth in the list, but tops among the Asian countries with 280,000 illegal immigrants, followed by Philippines (270,000) which is ranked overall sixth.
Most Innovative Companies, India 10, China 10, USA way more
According to Fast Company Magazine, the United States dominates the list of the 50 most innovative companies/businesses of 2012. China and India both have ten companies each feautured. But the top six companies are American: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Square and Twitter. Indian entities listed were Narayana Hrudayalaya, RedBus,Flipkart, Eko, Tata Motors, Wipro, Adani Group, Tree House Education, Naandi Community, and ITC. China's standing is equal, Tencent, Greenbox, United Styles, Lenovo,Suntech Power, Renren, BYD, Innovation Works, Alibaba and Huawei.
Airports in Top 80 per Skytrax, USA 9, China 4, India 3
Skytrax runs an annual passenger survey and rates airpots as well as airlines. Their results include the following from our target countries in 2012:
China: Beijing, Shanghai Honqqiao, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou.
India: Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad.
USA: Cincinnati, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, Minneapolis St Paul, Seattle-Tacoma, New York JFK, and Detroit.
Naturalizing US Citizens, India #2, China #4
After Mexico, India in 2011 was the second leading country of birth of new citizenship in the United States, the report released by the Department of Homeland Security said. In 2011, as many as 694,193 persons obtained American citizenship.
The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), China (32,864) and Colombia (22,693), the report said.
The largest number of persons naturalising lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309) and New York (76,603), it said.
According to the report, 36 per cent of persons naturalising in 2011 were born in Asia, followed by 31 per cent from North America and 12 per cent from Europe.
Mexico was the leading country of birth of persons naturalising in 2011 (14 per cent).The next leading countries of origin of new citizens in 2011 were India (6.6 per cent), the Philippines (6.1 per cent), the People's Republic of China (4.7 per cent) and Colombia (3.3 per cent).
China #1, USA #3 and India #4 in Steel Production in 2011
The World Steel Asssocation says the China produced 695 million tonnes of steel, retaining its spot as the top producer of this measure of industrial performance. Japan ranked second at 108 million tonnes. The United States produced 86 million tonnes and India totalled 72 million tonnes for third and fourth place respectively.
USA outranks China and India on Environmental Performance Index
Yale University recently published its 2012 Environmental Performance rankings. Switzerland is ranked at the top followed by Latvia, Norway, Luxembourg, and Costa Rica. The United States is ranked at #49, well behind countries such as Gabon and Malaysia and just one rank ahead of Cuba. But India and China bring up the rear of the 132 countries ranked at #125 and #116 respectively. Last on Yale's list is Iraq.
In the big cities of India and China, people can’t help being social. Nearly everyone who uses the Internet there is also active on social networks, according to a global survey by Forrester Research, and most of them do much more than read and watch what’s posted online. Three out of four of them write blog posts or upload pictures and music. Europeans and Americans seem to be equally passive: less than a fourth post any content at all. They use social media heavily, though: 86 percent among online Americans and 79 percent among online Europeans according to this report published in December 2011.
India tops China again in foreign remittances
Maintaining its leading position, India received $58 in billion remittances from its Diaspora in 2011, followed closely by China at $57 billion, World Bank data showed.
For the first time since the global financial crisis, remittance flows to all six developing regions rose in 2011. "Despite the global economic crisis that has impacted private capital flows, remittance flows to developing countries have remained resilient, posting an estimated growth of 8 percent in 2011," Hans Timmer, director of the World Bank Development Prospects Group, said in the report.Mexico with $24 billion is the third largest recipient of remittance in 2011, followed by Philippines $23 billion, Pakistan $12 billion, Bangladesh $12 billion, Nigeria $11 billion, Vietnam $9 billion and Egypt and Lebanon $8 billion each.
How much do you trust business to do what is right?
India 70 percent, China 61 percent, USA 46 percent.
How much do you trust government to do what is right?
China 88 percent, India 44 percent, USA 40 percent
How much do you trust media to do what is right?
China 80 percent, India 50 percent, USA 27 percent
American were asked "how much do you trust global companies headquartered in the following countries to do what is right"?
India HQ 37 percent, China HQ 15 percent
Market research company Nielsen reported that Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010. India's public is the most exuberant on the planet with a self rating of 131. The rating in the United States is 81, within one point of the all time low recorded in Q1 2009.
The annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland attracts business and political leaders from all over the world, including 30 heads of state. While China sent its largest ever group, 66 people to the event (China's commerce minister and its top banking regulator, along with the chairman of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., and the head ofCosco, China Ocean Shipping Group), India had almost twice as many in attendance among the 2,500 gathered at this ski resort in the Alps. At the meet Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenko said he was placing his investment bets in India over China, citing his success in the mobile phone business with Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. Yevtushenko's Sistema is also considering an investment with India's state owned oil company, ONGC Videsh Ltd.
According to the World Bank’s latest data people of Indian origin living overseas sent in more money back home than people from any other country, for the fourth year in a row. Indians sent home $55 billion in “remittances” which is equivalent to 3.9 percent of its GDP. China used to lead the world in this stat, until 2006 but in 2010, the Bank estimates that overseas Chinese sent home $51 billion.
The country that comes third in the rankings in Mexico at $22.5 billion. Americans living overseas sent back just $3 billion ranking them at #37 worldwide. For some smaller economies, foreign remittances make up a huge proportion of foreign exchange earnings; Tajikistan, Tonga, Lesotho, Moldova, Nepal,Lebanon and Samoa get over 20 percent of the GDP equivalent from countrymen living overseas.
Plastic Surgery: USA #1, China #3, India #4
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 17.5 percent of the world's plastic surgery is conducted in the United States, making it the top spot for such procedures. China ranks behind Brazil as the third largest consumer of plastic surgery with 12.7 percent of procedures. Not far behind is India, with 5.2 percent and is the fourth ranked country.
Richest 100: India, China
The richest 100 Indian are worth $300 billion according to the Financial Times, relying on Forbes data but you haveto add up the 400 richest Chinese to come to a comprable wealth total, $314 billion. India already gives more than China to charitable causes - 0.6 percent of GDP, compared to 0.1 percent.
The wealth ranking is reversed when looking at (dollar) millionaires. 127,000 millionaire Indians control $477billion compared to 477,000 Chinese who control some $2,347 billion.
According to the 2010 Kenexa Research Institute WorkTrends Report, comparing country-level employee engagement differences in India, China, The Netherlands, Mexico, Denmark, United States, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan revealed that the order of these countries is consistent with the depth of employee engagement by country.
India is ranked highest (71%) and Japan ranked lowest (38%.).
The WorkTrends Report explores the importance of leadership and managerial effectiveness to employee engagement, as well as the relationship between trusted leadership and organizational success.
Best Asian Companies under $1 billion in sales
According to Forbes Magazine, 71 of the 200 best small companies in Asia are located in China or Hong Kong and 39 of them are in India.
Here are the leading China small companies, with their ranks in parantheses
1. 361 Degrees International (1)
2. 3SBio (2)
3. Advanced Card Systems Holdings (4)
4. Ajisen (China) Holdings (6)
5. Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts (10)
Here are the leading India small companies
1. Allied Digital Services (8)
2. Amara Raja Batteries (9)
3. Ashiana Housing (14)
4. Banco Products (India) (20)
5. Bliss GVS Pharma (24)
Tourists into India, USA #1, China #7
Out of 5.1 million foreign tourists to enter India in 2009, about 800,000 were from the United States. The USA was also at the top of the list in 2008. The next highest countries were the UK, BanglaDesh, Canada, Sri Lanka, France, followed by China with 97,000 arrivals.
Forbes Global 2000 list of Companies, USA 551, China 113, India 56
The top 4 companies on Forbes magazines annual list of Global 2000 companies, JP Morgan Chase, General Electric, Bank of America and ExxonMobil are American. China enters the list with ICBC, a bank, at #5. The highest ranked Indian company is petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries at #149.
Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, China 10, India 8.15, USA 5.84
According to compete.org, China dominates manufacturing competivness today and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. But the 2nd place this year is awarded, surprisingly, to India with a total score of 8.15, placing it ahead of South Korea, Germany, Canada and other production powerhouses. The USA has a score of 5.84. Among the BRIC countries, Brazil scores 5.41 and Russia is a lowly 2.85.
Defense News 100, USA 44, India 2, China 0
The United States dominates global defense expenditures so it is no surprise that 44 of the Top 100 defense companies in the world are American, including 5 of the top 6 (UK's BAE is the only exception). India has two entries on the list, state-owned entities, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL); both moved up in the DN100 rankings bouyed by increased Indian defense spending. No China company figure on the list, but this may be because information about China defense companies is not published. Among the other so-called BRIC countries, Brazil had just one company listed, but Russia had 9. Russia companies are major supplier to India's defense infrastructure.
From China, the automotive/battery company BYD, appliance maker Haier, computer company Lenovo and cellular operator China Mobile, make it to the Top 50 most innovative companies of 2010 list. India's Tata Group (which is actually 91 separate public companies and includes many innovation powerhouses such as Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals and Tata Consultancy as well as Taj Hotels) and petrochemicals powerhouse Reliance Industries were listed. 21 American companies figure on the list, including 5 of the top 6.
2010 Brand Power: China 6, India 1, USA > 50
According to the Millward Brown 2010 BrandZ study, China has added several new brands to the top 100 list, which now includes China Mobile, Baidu, Bank of China, PetroChina, ICBC, and China Construction Bank. For the first time an Indian company, ICICI is on the list and has entered at #45. American companies dominate the Top 100 list with over half the brands. The top seven spots are held by American brands: Google, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Coca Cola, McDonalds, and Marlboro.Look for many more names from China and India in the 2011 list: Tata, Huawei, Haier, SBI, Airtel and more.
Highest Paid Women 2009, USA: 10, India:0, China:0
American women dominate Fortune's list of the top ten highest paid women. At #10 is India-born Indra Nooyi, who is the CEO of PepsiCo and the former Chairperson of the US India Business Council.
Globalization and World Cities: The Most Global Cities
The United States has 17 global cities classified withing the Alpha, Beta, and Gamma levels according the Globalization and World Cities group from the UK. India and China have 5 and 4 global cities respectively
New York is the most global city in the world. Shanghai is the most global Chinese city and Mumbai the most global Indian city, according to the 2008 study.
Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are other global Chinese cities. New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata (Calcutta) round up the Indian list.
For the United States, other cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Portland, Philadelphia, San Diego, Denver San Jose, Minneapolis, and Seattle.
Worlds Most Expensive Cities for Travel: USA 100, China 4, India 3
According to March 2010 issues of Business Travel News, Bangalore will cost you $268 per day, Mumbai $285, and New Delhi $309, making them the most expensive cities to visit in India. We think that Hyderabad and Chennai should also be on the list. In China, the magazine says, Beijing will cost $304, Guangzhou $247, Shanghai $302 and Shenzhen $284.
By contrast all 100 cities listed in the United States are most expensive than Guangzhou. At the top of the list are New York ($622), Washington ($563), White Plains ($498), Boston ($493) and Detroit ($474).The 100th most expensive city in the USA is Akron, Ohio at $255.70.
Global Innovation Index: USA #11, China 43, India 53
In a poll of businessmen from several countries using data sets from the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Insead Professor Soumitra Dutta ranked countries on innovation. Iceland tops the list of top innovators and 7 of the top 10 countries on this list are European. The United States slipped to #11. India and China are again in the middle of the pack.
Though most innovation indices rank countries on the basis of their research spending as a proportion of the gross domestic product (GDP) and number of scientific publications and their patent output, and other newer parameters, Dutta’s exercise complements these with broader criteria such as soundness of banks and ease of doing business.
Networked Readiness Rankings, USA #5, China #37, India #43
The World Economic Forum recently published the 437-page Global Information Technology Report for 2009-2010 in collaboration with Insead, the French Business School. Sweden, Singapore, Denmark and Switzerland topped the list. Among the countries we track on this page, the United States ranked highly. China and India were close together in the middle. Zimbabwe and Chad bring up the rear.
World Ugliest Airports, USA 4, India 0, China 0 ???
Travel and Leisure Magazine, believes that New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Atlanta and El Pason are among the 12 ugliest airports in the world. We're shocked that no Indian or Chinese locations made it to their list which does include European, Indonesian and other distance airstrips. This is more an indication of the limit experience of these editors in Amritt's view
Emerging Country Real Estate Markets: China leads, India #3
The 2010 survey of members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, found that the United States continues to be the most desirable investment target despite recent problems. Among emerging economies China ranks highest. The next few emerging countries by rank are Brazil, India, Mexico and Turkey.
Expected Growth Rate for 2010: China, India USA
The World Bank releases its economic prospects numbers for 2010, recently. China is expected to grow at 9 percent. India is close behind at 7.5 percent. The US economy, battered from the downturn will grow at only 2.5 percent
Business Confidence, India tops, China next, USA lags
Top executives on companies are generally a sanguine bunch. But the economic crisis of 2008 shook their confident about future prospects and the recovery in confidence has not been uniform. According the 2010 Price Waterhouse Survey of 1198 CEOs, 81 per cent of CEOs worldwide are confident of their prospects (compared to 61 pecent a year ago).
Indian execs as supremely confident at 97 per cent, whereas 91 per cent in China feel confident about their prospects; Only 80 percent of CEOs in the United States share their Asian brethren’s attitude.
Perception Gaps, China worst, India next and US least
How they rate themselves 79
How others rate them 38
Perception gap 41
How they rate themselves 74
How others rate them 36
Perception gap 38
How they rate themselves 82
How others rate them 50
Perception gap 32
How they rate themselves 77
How others rate them 48
Perception gap 29
The Reputation Institue of the UK asked residents of more than 30 countries rate their home country on the basis of “overall respect, trust, esteem, admiration and good feelings” and also to rate other countries on similar measures
The “Reputation Gap” plots the difference between the two sets of scores – a crude measure of the extent to which a country overrates itself. Residents of China, Russia and India, with the US not far behind, all think more of themselves than do others – hence the large numbers on their score cards. Japan is the only place where non-residents think more of the country than its residents – giving a negative score
China Top Exporter in 2009, USA Third, India #25
For many years Germany has been the one country that exports more than any other country in the world. Exports dipped in 2009, but German exports dipped more than Chinese exports did and it is expected that China will edge out Germany as the world's largest exporter when 2009 numbers are in. Both countries exports about $1.4 trillion each. The United States is close behind at about $1.2 trillion. Japan, a number of EU countries, Canada, Korea and others are next. India's exports sit at #25 at this point, but rising faster than most.
International Relocation of Expats: China tops, India and US follow
The latest Global Relocation Report from Brookfield GRS shows that China is the top relocation destination, cited by 19% of respondents. This was followed by United States cited by 17% and India ranked third at 11%.
China was also considered the most challenging relocation destination by 13% of respondent. India followed at 10 percent. Only 1% of respondents cited the United States are the most challenging location.
More tellingly, China also had the highest falure rate for expatriates, an incredible 22%. India ranked second among repatriation failures in 2009 at 10%. And the united States was ranked Number 4, at 7%.
Top 100 Chess Players: USA/India/China tie at Four
India's world champion player, Vishwanathan Anand is ranked today at number 3 on the official FIDE listing. Three others Indians appear on the Top 100 player list. The highest ranking Chinese, Yue Wang, is ranked Number 9. Hikaru Nakamura, at Number 28 is the highest ranking American on the list. Each country has just four players each on the list. Russia, on the other hand has 24 of the world's top 100 chess players in this board game that originated in India. And if you count former Soviet republic countries, the total number of Russian influenced players would exceed 50 of the 100.
World's Top 500 Brands, USA 177, India 1, China 1
For all their recent growth, the economies in India and China have barely started to produce globally respected brands. Brand Finance, a UK company, found that the top six brands in the world are American (Wal-mart, Coca Cola, IBM, Microsoft, Google, General Electric). Thirteen of the top 20 brands are American and 177 of the top 500 most valued brands belong to US companies. The sole China company is the telecom carrier China Mobile. From India, they rank the Tata group (which is actually a 91 separate companies).
While we agree that the West dominates brands, IP and profits, we think Brand Finance is exagerrating the important of western brands. A more balance approach would likely have brough Tata Steel, Tata Motors, and Tata Tea as separate brands. In China, Haier and Huawei are very strong forces and must surely rank in the top 500 worldwide. So would Indian brands such as State Bank, ICICI and Reliance.
Prosperity Index: USA 9th, India 47th, China 75th out of 104 countries
According to the Legatum Prosperity Index, European countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway top in their overall abilities to foster "the nine drivers of prosperity". The United States ranks ninth on the list, its status pulled down by low scores on health and safety. India pulls in at forty-seventh,behind most European countries, North America and Australia/New Zealand; also notably and perhaps suprisingly behind Trinidad and Thailand. The United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Russia trail India.
India scored lowest on Education, Health and Safety. China clocks in at Number 75, pulled down by low scores on democracy, personal freedom and governance. Most countries in the lowest quartile are run by despots and tyrants (Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, etc) or have serious natural resource challenges (Nepal, Bangladesh).
Both the United States and India had 0.8 percent of their population emigrate to other countries as of 2002, tying them at 174th among nations. China was ranked at #191, in the same report. This may reflect, in part, the diffculty of most Chinese in leaving the authoritarian country. (In separate studies, Indian and Chinese students respectively make up the largest number of foreign students at American universities as of 2010).
Immigration: USA #1, India #9, China #57
According to the United Nations Development Program, 42 million immigrants live in the United States today, ranking it as the top destination for people who change countries. Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Canada, France and the UK follow in that order. India is the ninth most popular destination for migrants with 5.4 million people of foreign origin resident within its borders (this probably does not include the full impact of "undocumented" Bangla Deshi immigrants). China has attracted under 0.7 million immigrants, despite what we hear about the returning Chinese and about Taiwanese investors.
Tallest 100 Buildings in the World: USA 29, China 22, India 0
While the United States is no longer home to the any of the top 5 tallest buildings in the world, there are plenty of middling skyscrapers built across the USA that give this country the overall lead among the tallest buildings in the world. Dubai, Taipei, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur have tried to outdo each other in recent years but China has thrown the most hats in the ring for recent tallest buildings; as a result 4 of the 10 tallest buildings in the world in December 2009 are located in mainland China. The tallest building in India, rank a mere #152 on the list. For another point of view on this controversial subject, look at http://www.ctbuh.org/Portals/0/Tallest/CTBUH_Tallest100.pdf
Banana Production: India #1, China #4
The global production of banana is estimated at 48.9 million tonnes out of which 10.4 million tonnes, is contributed by India. India is followed by Brazil (5.5 million tonnes), Indonesia (2.3 million tonnes), Philippines (3.8 million tonnes), China (1.9 million tonnes) and Australia (1.8 million tonnes). The United States in not a significant producers of the fruit and neither is Russia.
Automotive Exports: India passes China
Between January and July 2009, China exported 165,000 automobiles, down dramatically from the same period last year. But Indian exports (include foreign companies such as Hyundai which use India as a hub), actually increased by 18 percent to 230,000 units in the same period. This means that for now at least India is a larger exporter of cars than China. Note the domestic market in China continues to be the world's largest, and about three times the size of India's current market.
Doing Business: USA 4th, China 89th, India 133rd
Again, Singapore ranks as the easiest country in which to do business, according the the 2010 annual rankings published by the World Bank last week. The United States is at fourth place, far ahead of the two large economies we track on this page; China is ranked #89 and India trails at 133rd on the list of 189 countries.
Parsing out the details, the United States was ranked #1 when it comes to hiring workers; its worst showing was in the ease of paying taxes. For China, its best ranking was #32 in registering property and its worst was #180 in obtaining consruction permits. If you want to get business credit, India does well at #32;but in enforcing a contract, India ranks at a dismal #182, its worst showing.
Nobel Prize Winners: USA 270, India 4, China 0
While Chinese-Americans and other Chinese emigres have been awarded Nobel prizes, it seems that no mainland Chinese citizen has received a Nobel while being a resident of China. Four Indian have received or shared the prize, CV Raman (Physics), Rabindranath Tagore (Literature), Mother Teresa (Peace) and RK Pachauri (Peace, with Al Gore). In addition astrophycisict Chandrashekhar was an Indian citizen when he did his ground breaking work that led to a Nobel Prize which was not awarded until many decades later when he was a US Citizen. The United States dominates this category with 270 awardees followed by the UK with 101.
Miltary budgets as a percentage of GDP
The United States spend over half of all worldwide miltary budgets, amounting to about 4.1 percent of its Gross Domestic Product. China has recently increased its defense spending significantly to about 4.3 percent of its gross domestic product ( but many military expenses may not be shown under the appropriate heading). In 2008 and 2009, India too has increased its military outlay, to about 2.6 percent of its GDP
Most Googled Countries, India #3, China #15, USA #23
As of August 2009, Aneki.com reported that the country of Luxemborg has search volume index of 88, making it the mostly google country name in the world. With an index of 85, India was the third most googled country in the world. China's search volume index was 71, ranking it as the fifteenth most google name. The United States had an index of 63 tying with the Bahamas and ranking #23. Note that people within the United States, with a large number of interent users are probably likely to google their own country, so this may account for a lower ranking for the USA.
Global CIOs among Top 50: USA 14, India 12, China 5
Information Week published a listing of the top 50 Chief Information Officers as viewed by their own peers. Amritt analysis shows that 14 of those work for American companies, a dozen for Indian companies and about 5 for Chinese companies. Note that we did not consider the nationality or ethnicity of the person but rather the location of the company. So Manjit Singh of Chiquita is not considered to be Indian since the company is not Indian. Even Arcelor Mittal is not counted as "Indian" even though its head is an Indian citizen, but the company is essentially European.
IPOs in 2008: China 127, India 40, USA 31
In 2008 the largest Initial Public Offering of stock occured in the United States, the $19 billion Visa IPO. The USA also raised the larges amount of capital, $25.8 billion in 31 IPOs. China's 127 IPOs raised $17.9 bllion in 2008 including the largest by China Railway at $5.7 billion. Reliance Power (now renamed Reliance Infrastructure) raised $3 billion as India's largest IPO. 40 India deals raised $4.8 billion.
According to the authors of the study, 75% of the biggest 20 deals of 2008 took place in emerging markets, including the BRIC countries but also notably Saudi Arabia. Also note that 100% of the biggest 20 deals happened in the first half of the year, prior to the meltdown in financial markets worldwide.
Top 100 Universities in Asia: China 11, India 7
Peking University and Tsinghua University are the top schools in China according to the QS report of 2009 along with nine others. In India, the survey rated seven universities among the Top 100, including the Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and IIT Kanpur.
WTO Anti-dumping complainants: India 42, China 11, USA 3
In the same news item as below, the WTO reported that India was by far the most vigorous complainant relating ot anti-dumping cases in the period July to December 2008. Brazil was the next most frequent complainer with 16 cases.
WTO Anti-dumping targets: China 34, USA 6, India 4
According the the World Trade Organization there has been a 17% increase in anti-dumping cases filed before the global group in July to December 2008 compared to the same period a year ago. China topped the list of targets of investigation, yet again, although the number of complaints against China actually dropped this year. Other major targets were the EU countries.
The Most Innovative Companies: USA 25 companies, India 3, China 1
According to Business Week's April 2009 report on the 50 most innovative companies on the planet, Apple, GoogleToyota lead in innovation. The United States dominates the list with half of the 50 companies. India is represented by three companies: the Tata Group at #13, Reliance Industries Ltd. at #15 and Infosys at #26. (Note that the Tata Group consists of 91 separate companies in businesses as diverse as tea, cars, steel, and IT service). The sole chinece company on the list is Lenovo, the computer maker and the current owner of the Thinkpad brand, first developed by IBM. and
The Best Countries for Business: USA #2, China #63, India #75
Forbes magazine released in 2009 rankings of the best countries for business and ranked Denmark at the top. In their ranking the United States is right up there at #2. China and India are much further behind, with China at #63 and India 12 ranks behind its neighbor.
Ten Most Expensive for Expats: USA 1, India 2, China 1
Mercer released the list of most expensive rental properties for expatriates living all over the world. Asian citiies dominated the list.
From India, Mumbai was at Number 4 and Delhi at #8. China was represented by Beijing at #6. The only American city in the ten most expensive was New York at #5. (Hong Kong ranked at #3, but like many lists we are not including Hong Kong in the China count).
Unsolved Journalist Murders
The Committee to Protect Journalists reviews unsolved murders of journalists in 15 countries and its latest report was released on March 23, 2009. China is not included in the study, perhaps because data is not available. Russia ranks #9 on the list. Brazil is at #13 and India ranks #14 on the list, with 0.0006 unsolved journalist murders per million of population. (The list is topped by Iraq, with 2.98 unsolved journalist murders per million of population).
International Patent Filings: USA 53,521, China 6,089, India 766
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the U.S. continues to lead international patent filings by a large margin. However patents arising from developing countries have risen rapidly particularly from China. Notably, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, a major international telecommunications company based in Shenzhen, China, filed 1,737 PCT applications in 2008, the highest number of any one company in the world.
Keep in mind that the WIPO's method does not take the effects of offshoring and outsourcing. An American company may use its Asian facility or an Asian vendor to develop the intellectual property, but then choose to file the international patent from the United States. This means that buried in the 53,521 American patents may be thousands where the bulk or all of the work was performed in Bangalore or Beijing. It also does not reflect the fact that much of the original work done in developing countries such as China or India, does not results in patents being filed and certainly not in international patents being filed.
Forbes Asia Fab 50: China 13, India 10
In September 2008, Forbes Asia ranked the Best performing Asian companies with market capitalizations or reveneue exceeding $5 billon. This year China came ahead of last year's leader India.
China's 13 companies are China Construction Bank, China Mobile, China Shenhua Energy, China Canke, Citic Securities, Gome Electricial Appliances, Gree Electrical Appliances, Lenovo Group, Sinopec - China Petroleum and Chemicals, Sunging Appliance, Tingyi Holding and STE.
India's companies listed are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank, Infosys Technologies, ITC Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries Limited, Tata Steel, and Wipro.
Since the list is from Forbes Asia, American companies are not included. Incidentally just three Japanese companies made the Forbest list: Nintendo, Chiyoda and Yahoo! Japan.
Top 100 Brands: US 48, China 3, India 0
According to the Millward Brown 2008 Brandz study of global brands, Google is the most valued brand in the world, worth $86 billion. General Electric is next and is worth $71 billion followed closely by Microsoft and then Coca Cola worth $58 billion. 48 of 100 top brands are of American origin (although some like Anheuser Busch will not be American by next year).
Four companies from China figured on the list, with China Mobile leading at $57 billion followed by ICBC, worth $28 billion. Both China Construction Bank and Bank of China were worth about $19 billion. No Indian company was listed in this year's rankings by the Optimor unit of WPP's Millward entity but they expect that ICICI Bank may make next year's ranking.
Most Expensive Retail Locations: US $1500, India $280, China $268
According to Cushman & Wakefield, Fifth Avenue in New York is the world's most expensive retail shopping location averaging $1500 per square foot per year in 2008. In India the most expensive location is Khan Market in New Delhi at $280 per square foot per year and is ranked #16 worldwide. The most expensive location in China is Wanfujing in Beijing at $268 per square foot annually and ranked #19 worlwide. Each country had just one location among the top 50 most expensive locations.
Prices rose most rapidly on Oak Street, Chicago and Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills in the US. In India rapid price rises hit four locations most steeply. In Delhi prices went up by 87.5 percent in Ansal Plaza (India's first indoor shopping mall) and Connaught Place; in Greater Kailash 1 they went up 57 percent. Also in Mumbai's Kemp's Corner prices rose 55 percent. China was not hit by steep retail rent rises.
Reputation Institute 2008: US 51/India 11/China 6
Google is the most reputed American company, according to the Reputation Institute. The Tata Group ranks highest among Indian companies and Haier is the most reputed China entity.
Six companies from China were listed as part of the annual compilation of 200 global entitities which included: China Faw Group, Lenovo, Midea Group, China Construction Bank and DongFeng Motor. From India there were 11 companies on the list, besides Tata, there are Infosys, Maruti Udyog, State Bank of India, Hindustan Unilever, Life Insurance Corporation, Bajaj Auto, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Indian Oil Corporation.
More than one fourth of the companies on the list were American: 50 companies in addition to Google were ranked. Here are the next 10, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, the Walt Disney Company, United Parcel Service, 3M Corporation, Xerox, Colgate Palmolive, Texas Instruments, Eastman Kodak and General Electric.
World Competitiveness Index: US 1st, China 17th, India 29th
IMD, a leading business school located in Lausanne, Switzerland publishes the World Competitiveness Yearbook ranking 55 economies. The 2008 report ranks the United States at the top with a score of 100. China is ranked at Number 17 with a relative score of 73.8. India is Number 29 with a score of 60.6. At the very bottom of the list were Venezuela at 31.1
Corruption Perceptions Index, US 20th, India ties China at 72nd
Transparency International, the global coalition againsit corruption assigns a Corruption perceptions Index to each country; this is the degreee of public sector corruption as seen by businesspeople and analysts. 10 clean and 0 is totally corrupt.
In the 2007 survey, the United States scored at 7.2, the 20th cleanest country in the world. India and China were tied at 3.5 and ranked number 72. The least corrupt countries were New Zealand, Denmark and Finland, each ranked at 9.4. At the most corrupt were Myanmnar (Burma) and Somalia at 1.4
Fortune 500: US 153/ China 29/ India 7
153 American companies are on this year's Fortune 500, down from 162 in 2007.
China is represented by 29 companies. China's three leading oil companies - CNPC, Sinopec and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) - as well as the country's two power grid companies - State Grid and China Southern Power Grid - found place on the list. Four leading China banks - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China are also featured in the list.
Seven companies from India are listed, mostly in the oil business. The exceptions are Tata Steel, a new entrant by virtue of its purchase of Corus early in the year and State Bank of India. Oil companies listed include Reliance Industries Limited, led by the most affluent Indian resident, Mukesh Ambani. Others are public sector companies: Indian Oil, BPL, HPCL, and ONGC.
Mastercard: Top 75: US 11/ China 5/ India 3
In its second annual survery of the top centers of commerce, Mastercard ranked eleven American cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Washington, DC in that order. New York was #2 and Washington ranked #36.
For 2008, Mastercard ranked five cities in China: Shanghai (at number 24), Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Chongqing (at #73). From India, Mumbai was ranked highest at Number 48, with New Delhi and Bangalore (#61) rounding out the list.
World Bank GDP Comparisons 2008, based on 2005 numbers
According to the World Bank, The United States GDP in 2005 was $12.4 trillion dollars. China's GDP added up to $2.2 trillion and India was $0.78 trillion.
Since goods are often less expensive in developing countries, the World Bank also recalculated the numbers for countries outside the US based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). This increases China's GDP to $5.3 trillion and India to $2.3 trillion. The US remains unchanged since it is the nominal basis.
Adjusting for PPP the following countries ranked highest in portion of hte world's GDP.