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10 countries that are favourite of high-tech companies

October 04, 2013 09:55 IST

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There are some countries that technology companies love due to their excellent infrastructure, pool of experts and strong government backing.

Let's take a look at some nations that are favourite of high-tech firms.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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Image: Booth of German company SAP at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover, Germany.
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The United States

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 23 per cent

Overall rank: 1

The United States is the favourite of high-tech firms as it's the birth place of most major companies.

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Image: Employees sit in the 'Boardwalk' workspace at the Google campus near Venice Beach, in Los Angeles, California.
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The Netherlands

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 19 per cent

Overall rank: 2

The Netherlands is famous for its open culture, world-class education system and high standard of living.

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Image: A view of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Sweden

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 18 per cent

Overall rank: 3

Sweden has one of the highest per capita incomes and is one of the least unequal societies in the globe.

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Germany

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 17 per cent

Overall rank: 4

Germany attracts many companies as it's the biggest economic powerhouse in Europe.

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Image: A hat designer and her assistants work in Berlin, Germany.
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South Korea

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 16 per cent

Overall rank: 5

South Korea is one of the biggest exporters of electronics in the world.

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Image: Gangnam subway station in Seoul, South Korea.
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Israel

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 15 per cent

Overall rank: 6

Israel attracts many high-tech companies due to strong government support.

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France

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 11 per cent

Overall rank: 7

France, which is one of the biggest economies in the world, is a magnet for high-tech companies primarily due to its central location.

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Image: An aerial view shows the Sacre Coeur Basilica and rooftops of residential buildings on Montmartre in Paris, France.
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Denmark

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 11 per cent

Overall rank: 8

Denmark attracts many high-tech companies as it's one of the richest countries in the wealth.

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Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Finland

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 10 per cent

Overall rank: 9

Finland is a magnet for high-tech companies due to its excellent infrastructure and strong government support.

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali, Finland.
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Switzerland

Percentage of publicly listed companies in high-tech industries: 9 per cent

Overall rank: 10

Switzerland has many high-tech companies as it's one of the wealthiest nations in the world.


Image: A view of Zurich and the Limmat River in Switzerland.
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