A report conducted by California-based Global English Corporation ranks the Philippines as best country and Norway as number two when it comes to the ability to take an active role in English business discussions and performing relatively complex tasks.
76 countries were listed in the report with the Philippines topping the list in front of Norway, Estonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
“This is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country with one-tenth of the population of India, recently overtook India as a hub for call centers. Over 400,000 Filipinos are now employed in call centers, which is roughly 50,000 more that India,” the study said.
It is not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving their economies, based on the latest GDP data from the World Bank. The increased Business English capability for global workers from these two countries is an indicator of continued economic growth and business success.
Based on the study, a country’s business English capacity is an indicator of its economic growth and business access and the lack of business English capacity threatens the productivity of companies, industries and country-specific economies this year.
Original news source: http://www.globalenglish.com/whoweare/newsroom/press_releases/757
Philippines is the World’s Best Country in Business English