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Is India the most globalised economy in the world? Find out...

November 25, 2013 14:03 IST

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There are some countries that have extensive trade relations with other nations and experience huge influx of international tourists and overseas capital, while some nations lag when it comes to global connections.

Let's take a look at some of the most globalised economies in the world.

Source: Depth Index of Globalization 2013

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Image: Virgin Atlantic chairman Richard Branson holds Indian national flag on the wing of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft at Bombay international airport.
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India

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 10

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 10

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 123

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 123

India, which has a gross domestic product of $4.96 trillion, is ranked 123 out of 139 in global connections.

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China

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 11

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 10

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 122

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 122

China, which has a gross domestic product of $13.37 trillion, is ranked 122 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Women walk past a Burberry shop in Beijing, China.
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Pakistan

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 5

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 5

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 133

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 136

Pakistan, which has a gross domestic product of $574.06 billion, is ranked 136 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Hong Kong

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 50

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 50

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 1

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 1

Hong Kong, which has a gross domestic product of $381.66 billion, is ranked 1 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Lam Sai-wing, Chairman, Hang Fung Gold Technology Group, at an exhibition hall decorated with two tonnes of gold next to his jewellery shop in Hong Kong.
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Singapore

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 47

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 47

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 2

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 2

Singapore, which has a gross domestic product of $327.55 billion, is ranked 2 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Shoppers walk past a Louis Vuitton store during Christmas Eve at the Ion Orchard mall in central Singapore.
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Luxembourg

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 46

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 46

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 3

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 3

Luxembourg, which has a gross domestic product of $42.22 billion, is ranked 3 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
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Ireland

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 43

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 43

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 4

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 4

Ireland, which has a gross domestic product of $192.22 billion, is ranked 4 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A woman has her make up applied in the Brown Thomas department store on Grafton Street in central Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Belgium

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 41

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 43

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 6

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 5

Belgium, which has a gross domestic product of $420.30 billion, is ranked 5 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: People rest in the Parc du Cinquantenaire of Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

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The Netherlands

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 43

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 42

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 5

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 6

The Netherlands, which has a gross domestic product of $696.30 billion, is ranked 6 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Employees of ING group during their lunch break in front of their office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Malta

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 40

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 38

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 7

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 7

Malta, which has a gross domestic product of $11.26 billion, is ranked 7 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Tourists wait for a bus in Valletta, Malta.
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Malaysia

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 37

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 10

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 8

Malaysia, which has a gross domestic product of $521.96 billion, is ranked 8 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of Kuala Lumpur's city centre under a light haze, Malaysia.
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Bahrain

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 34

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 37

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 18

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 9

Bahrain, which has a gross domestic product of $31.10 billion, is ranked 9 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of Manama, capital of Bahrain.
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Estonia

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 38

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 37

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 8

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 10

Estonia, which has a gross domestic product of $29.94 billion, is ranked 10 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: View of Estonia's capital Tallinn.
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United Arab Emirates

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 37

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 11

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 11

United Arab Emirates, which has a gross domestic product of $269.81 billion, is ranked 11 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Switzerland

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 37

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 9

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 12

Switzerland, which has a gross domestic product of $370.27 billion, is ranked 12 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of road and transport hall of the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne.
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Hungary

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 15

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 12

Hungary, which has a gross domestic product of $195.63 billion, is ranked 12 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: People fight during the International Pillow Fighting Day in Budapest, Hungary.
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Austria

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 13

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 14

Austria, which has a gross domestic product of $359.02 billion, is ranked 14 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: People stand inside a room of a house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens.
Photographs: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

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Panama

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 36

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 12

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 15

Panama, which has a gross domestic product of $57.07 billion, is ranked 15 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A girl flies her kite in Panama City, Panama.
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Sweden

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 14

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 16

Sweden, which has a gross domestic product of $393.77 billion, is ranked 16 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: People walk past a branch store of H&M in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Denmark

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 34

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 19

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 17

Denmark, which has a gross domestic product of $210.14 billion, is ranked 17 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A view of finance institute Sydbank in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Lebanon

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 34

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 21

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 18

Lebanon, which has a gross domestic product of $39.03 billion, is ranked 18 out of 139 in global connections.

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The Czech Republic

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 31

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 31

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 19

The Czech Republic, which has a gross domestic product of $286.95 billion, is ranked 19 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: People paddle on their boards on the Vltava river in central Prague, Czech Republic.
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Slovenia

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 20

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 20

Slovenia, which has a gross domestic product of $57.95 billion, is ranked 20 out of 139 in global connections.

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Iceland

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 24

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 21

Iceland, which has a gross domestic product of $12.83 billion, is ranked 21 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Lithuania

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 31

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 27

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 22

Lithuania, which has a gross domestic product of $67.43 billion, is ranked 22 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A woman lifts a child to look at a painted model of a cow in front of SEB bank branch in Europa business centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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Guyana

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 33

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 25

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 23

Guyana, which has a gross domestic product of $6.15 billion, is ranked 23 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: A woman enters St George's Anglican Cathedral in Georgetown, Guyana.
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Mauritius

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 23

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 24

Mauritius, which has a gross domestic product of $20.20 billion, is ranked 24 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Tourists survey the unusual natural phenomena of the seven-coloured earth at Chamarel in west Mauritius.
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Taiwan

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 35

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 16

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 25

Taiwan, which has a gross domestic product of $926.44 billion, is ranked 25 out of 139 in global connections.

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Image: Contestants race with trays containing beer bottles and glasses during the Wowprime tray carrying competition in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Latvia

Global connections score in 2011 (0-50 range): 30

Global connections score in 2012 (0-50 range): 32

Global connections rank in 2011 (out of 139 countries): 37

Global connections rank in 2012 (out of 139 countries): 26

Latvia, which has a gross domestic product of $42.47 billion, is ranked 26 out of 139 in global connections.


Image: A woman holds a shopping bag as she walks past shops in Riga, Latvia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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