I am well informed. I know all sorts of useless data. Country capitals, economy size, economy drivers, political dispensations, strategic issues… ask me about them and I can rattle them off for most countries. So when I saw an article with the heading “GDP growth top 10” I decided to test my knowledge.
I wrote down my list of top 10 for 2012 and then checked out the article. Guess what, I got one out of 10 right, so much for being well-informed. Before I reveal the 10 fastest growing economies in 2012, why don’t you give it a shot and see how you fare? Source of data is EIU.
- Macau (15%)
- Mongolia (14.8%)
- Libya (13.6%)
- Iraq (10.9%)
- Angola (9.9%)
- Niger (8.5%)
- China (8.2%)
- Ethiopia and Rwanda (8%)
And number 10 is Laos, with expected GDP growth of 7.9% in 2012.
I got number 7 right. Just goes to show, opportunity thrives in unlikely places. Step out of your comfort zone and explore.