On November 12, The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal released the 2003 Index of Economic Freedom. The Index is an annual survey of the world's economies, including country-by-country analyses and the most up-to-date data available on foreign investment codes, taxes, tariffs, banking regulations, monetary policy, black markets, and more.
For the ninth consecutive year, Hong Kong was named the world's freest economy. In honor of their commitment to growth through a free economy, the release of the Index was held at the Conrad International Hotel in Hong Kong. Below are pictures from Hong Kong event, as well as the launch of the Spanish version of the Index in Chile and Venezuela.
Above: Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner presents the Chief Executive, Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, a copy of The Heritage Foundation's 2003 Index of Economic Freedom.
Above: Feulner and Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, are joined by The Heritage Foundation's Dr. Gerald O'Driscoll and Hugo Restall, editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal.
from The Heritage Foundation, Tomas Flores, from Libertad y
Desarrollo, and Mary O'Grady, from the Wall Street Journal,
releasing the Spanish Edition of the 2003 Index of Economic
Freedom to the Chilean press.
(Ana Eiras, de The Heritage Foundation, Tomas Flores, de Libertad y Desarrollo, y Mary O'Grady, del Wall Street Journal, lanzando la edición en español del Índice de Libertad Económica 2003 en rueda de prensa chilena.)
Brett Schaefer, from The Heritage Foundation, speaking to Mr. Aurelio Concheso, President of CEDICE, Heritage's partner think-tank in Venezuela for the economic freedom project.
(Brett Schaefer, de The Heritage Foundation, conversando con el Sr. Aurelio Concheso, Presidente de CEDICE, fundación socia de Heritage en Venezuela para el proyecto libertad económica.)
|Brett Schaefer, from The Heritage Foundation and Mary O'Grady,
from the Wall Street Journal, in a panel to release the Spanish
Edition of the 2003 Index of Economic Freedom in Venezuela, for an
audience of 800 venezuelans.
(Brett Schaefer, de The Heritage Foundation y Mary O'Grady, de Wall Street Journal, en una conferencia para lanzar el Índice de Libertad Económica 2003 ante un público de 800 venezolanos.)
2003 Index of Economic Freedom release in Lima, Peru.
(Lanzamiento del Indice de Libertad Economica 2003 en Lima, Peru).