Britain ranks 108th out of 140 countries in terms of 'macroeconomic environment', worse than Haiti and Zimbabwe.
'Macroeconomic environment' refers to the government deficit, public debt, savings and the strength of the financial system.
Countries ranked even worse than Britain for macroeconomic environment included Spain, Greece, Mozambique and Sri Lanka, with Malawi at the bottom of the list.
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According to the World economic Forum, the USA should "improve the quality of education (18th), in particular at the primary level, and continuing to stabilize its macroeconomic environment (96th), which must include addressing high health and social security costs and ensuring continued strengthening of the financial system."
|Rank||Country||% of GDP|
|1||United States||20 June 2015||106|
|2||United Kingdom||31 March 2014||406|
|3||France||31 March 2014||222|
|4||Germany||31 March 2014||145|
|5||Luxembourg[note 1]||31 March 2014||3,443|
|6||China||31 December 2013||37.5|