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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. We've laid out which countries are in the very upper end of the ranks. That tracks how far each country is from the best ever score for a number of different measures.
Those measures include things like how long it takes to get necessary permits, how long it takes to establish a business, and how burdensome the regulatory and tax environments are. It's one of the most well-respected indexes on economic performance in the world, and there's fierce competition for a place in the upper ranks.
Here's how those best countries look this year.
Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. Doing business (English) Abstract. Doing Business in Kenya is the second subnational report of the Doing Business series in Kenya. In , Doing Business in Kenya analyzed quantitative indicators on business regulations for 11 cities: Eldoret, Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Kisumu. World Bank (WB) Ease of Doing Business report issued in.
Malaysia unchanged — this global hub for Islamic finance holds its place, and is one of the most business-friendly countries in the developing world, beating many more advanced economies. Ireland from 13th — not only has Ireland slipped this year, it's dropped quite a way in the last five years.
Init was ranked 9th in the world. A view of the quays on the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. Estonia unchanged — the highest-ranked Baltic state keeps its crown, fighting off competition from Lithuania.
It's one of 9 European countries that make it into the list. Germany from 14th — Europe's biggest economy has generally made progress sincewhen it came in 22nd place.
It's the second best-ranked country in the eurozone. Canada from 16th — The United States' northern neighbour registers an improvement this year, but has some ground to make up if it wants to go back to where it was 5 years ago, when it came in 7th. Australia from 10th — despite a modest decline this year, Australia remains the second highest-ranked country in the whole of the southern hemisphere.
Macedonia from 30th — as well as being one of the poorest countries at the upper end of the list, Macedonia surged up the ranks, rising from 38th 5 years ago. Protesters wave Macedonian flags during an anti-government demonstration in Skopje, Macedonia, May 17, Taiwan from 19th — the island state off the coast of China is another impressive climber.
Not only did it rise 8 places this year, but it's risen from 33rd place since World Bank (WB) Ease of Doing Business report issued in.
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