Also worth noting is the fact that the Philippines was the only country that ranked at the intermediate bracket, which required a score above 7.0; Norway, the country with the second-highest score, achieved 6.54. “It’s not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving economies, based on the latest GDP data from World Bank,” the report said.

Also worth noting is the fact that the Philippines was the only country that ranked at the intermediate bracket, which required a score above 7.0; Norway, the country with the second-highest score, achieved 6.54. “It’s not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving economies, based on the latest GDP data from World Bank,” the report said.

After recently overtaking India as the hub for call centers, the Philippines takes another top spot— the 2012 Business English Index (BEI) conducted by GlobalEnglish Corporation.

According to the results of the study released on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Philippines ranked 1st in the annual global index measuring business English proficiency in the workplace, beating even English-speaking countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. Out of 76 countries tested worldwide, the Philippines scored 7.11, a Business English Index level “within range of a high proficiency that indicates an ability to take an active role in business discussions and perform relatively complex tasks.”

“This is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country with one-tenth of the population of India, recently overtook India as a hub for call centers. Over 400,000 Filipinos are now employed in call centers, which is roughly 50,000 more than India,” the study noted.

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Also worth noting is the fact that the Philippines was the only country that ranked at the intermediate bracket, which required a score above 7.0; Norway, the country with the second-highest score, achieved 6.54. “It’s not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving economies, based on the latest GDP data from World Bank,” the report said.

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Fluency in business English is a factor that can affect the economic growth of a country and should be seen as a strategic imperative for multinational companies. This apparent increase in the Philippine workers’ proficiency in Business English is an indicator for continued economic growth and international business success.

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