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Construction workers work on a building on the edge of Glastonbury on September 3, 2012 in Somerset, England. Critics of the government's plans to relax planning laws to help kick start the economy are claiming it could lead to more development in sensitive rural and protected greenbelt areas. The chancellor, George Osborne, has called for deregulation of planning laws, raising the prospect of allowing more development of green belt land, which has angered many who have campaigned for protected green belts around urban areas to remain free of development. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

World's 15 most competitive nations

The 2013 Global Competitiveness Report, produced by the World Economic Forum, profiles and analyzes 144 economies. It is the most comprehensive assessment of its kind. [Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013]