Finland tops economic league

FINLAND - Little Finland has knocked the United States off its perch as the world's most competitive economy, according to an annual ranking from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The ranking bundles together economic data from 75 countries with surveys of 4,600 business people around the world.

The resulting measure of competitiveness is an accurate prediction of future economic growth potential, the WEF argues.

Finland, which jumped from last year's fifth position in the league table, is one o