Financial Development Index

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The World Economic Forum publishes a Financial Development Index annually, which measures and analyses the factors enabling the development of financial systems among different economies. It provides a comprehensive means for economies to benchmark various aspects of their financial systems.

First published in 2008,[1] the Financial Development Index was developed by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the academics, international organizations and business leaders.

Financial Development Index 2010[edit]

The following is a ranking of the top ten:[2]

  1.  Hong Kong
  2.  United States
  3.  United Kingdom
  4.  Singapore
  5.  Australia
  6.  Canada
  7.  Japan
  8.   Switzerland
  9.  South Korea
  10.  Netherlands


  1. ^ "Financial development index". The Economist. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ "The Financial Development Report 2012" (PDF). 29 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2017. Retrieved 2014-06-05.