lakeelmoleader.com
lakeelmoleader.com November 22, 2017


Singapore now offers the world's most powerful passport

28 October 2017, 01:12 | Kara Nash

Singapore ranks first at Global Passport Power Rank 2017

Singapore ranks first at Global Passport Power Rank 2017

Published by Arton Capital, a Canadian global consultancy firm, the Global Passport Index ranks nations in real time based on their visa-free score, which is curated by their freedom of visa-free and visa-upon-arrival privileges when traveling of their home country.

Other Asian countries included in the top 10 were South Korea at the 3rd spot, followed by Japan, and Malaysia at 6th place.

The passport index ranks passports based on their "total visa-free score" and each country receives a point for the number of countries that people with their passport can travel to without a visa.

Meanwhile, the United States passport has fallen in favor since President Donald Trump took office, the Passport Index statement said, noting that Turkey and the Central African Republic were the most recent countries to revoke visa-free status to USA passport holders.

Germany and Sweden ranked second and third, with a score of 158 and 157, respectively in the index. "It is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy", said Philippe May, managing director of Arton Capital's Singapore office.

Microsoft up after Q1 beats, achieves $20B Cloud goal
Gaming revenue, however, only increased 1 percent, even as Xbox software and services revenue was up 21 percent. Revenue from Windows, gaming, and other PC businesses was flat overall this quarter, at $9.4 billion.

Arton uses the U.N.'s Development Programme Human Development Index, which rates countries on their perception overseas, to break ties, Forbes reports.

According to CNN, the top ranking for Singapore is thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state.

At the bottom of the list stands Afghanistan, with a score of 22.

And Singapore has been named as the country with the most powerful passport in the world in a new report. A whopping 61 in fact, according to Arton Capital's 2017 Passport Index.

The Nomad Passport Index, meanwhile, ranks 199 citizenships on five factors: visa-free travel, worldwide taxation, perception, dual citizenship and personal freedom. China is ranked 67 with a visa-free score of 60. Although in the "individual classification", the Belarussian passport is listed as coming in at 109th place, and Oman 111th place.



Other News

Trending Now

Kenya's Supreme Court to hear petition seeking to delay election rerun
Many Kenyans on social media saw the shooting as intimidation of the Supreme Court before it hears the crucial case on Wednesday. But last week electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said "it's hard to guarantee a free, fair and credible election".

Tourist 'Facing Jail For Touching Another Man's Hip' In Dubai
The 27-year-old from Stirling was arrested for alleged public indecency and drinking alcohol at the Rock Bottom Bar on July 15. Britain's Foreign Office has put out notices warning travelers to be mindful of local rules while in Dubai.

What do economists make of the GDP figures?
The rise is above expectations of 0.3%, as economists predicted growth in line with the first and second quarters of 2017. Inflation in the United Kingdom has jumped to a five-and-a-half year high at 3%, while wage growth remains subdued.

Director James Toback at center of his own sexual harassment scandal
Starr Rinaldi said she was an aspiring actress when Toback approached her in New York City's Central Park about 15 years ago. Toback, who isn't as well known as Harvey Weinstein , approached women on the streets.

Joe Girardi not returning as Yankees manager
Girardi is from East Peoria and was a former play for both the Chicago Cubs and the St. Girardi , 53, just completed his tenth season as Yankees manager.

Samsung launches Galaxy Tab A (2017) in United States for $230
While the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta sits in limbo, Samsung is clearly working on its Android 8.0 Oreo update behind the scenes. As the information isn't coming directly from Samsung, it's not certain just yet, so don't get your hopes too high just yet.

Original XBOX Games now backwards compatible on XBOX One
You can book a reservation now on a first-come, first-served basis through this Eventbrite page . You will check in with your Xbox Gamertag, or make one when you get there.

ESPN Barstool Sports Show Canceled
Barstool Van Talk starred two hosts cracking jokes in the back of a van and chatting about sports throughout their antics. But after just one episode, the network is pulling the plug.

Another Big State Just Banned Vaping in Public
Kiklas is the co-owner of an e-cigarette brand and the co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. New York State has outlawed e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces, joining a growing number of states across the country.

House Republicans announce new Russian Federation investigation - into an Obama-era uranium deal
Ms Clinton said she believed Mr Comey eve of election intervention had been a key factor in her surprise defeat to Donald Trump. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced the investigation into the deal at a news conference Tuesday.