Tag Archives: Business regulation

Doing Business 2019

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform”. “Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform” is the 16th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can …
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Doing Business 2018

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs”. The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 …
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Doing Business 2017

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2016: Equal Opportunity for All.” The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Doing Business …
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Doing Business 2016

The World Bank has just published the report “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”. The report measures regulations affecting 10 areas of the life of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. Here’s a summary …
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Doing Business in Spain 2015

The World Bank Group has just published “Doing Business in Spain 2015.” The report measures business regulations and their enforcement in 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities –Andalusia (Seville), Aragon (Zaragoza), Asturias (Gijón), Balearic Islands (Palma), Basque Country (Bilbao), Community of Madrid (Madrid), Canary Islands (Las Palmas), Cantabria (Santander), Castile and León (Valladolid), Castilla-La …
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Doing Business 2014

The World Bank has just published Doing Business 2014: “Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises.” The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from …
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Economic Freedom in the Arab World

Bahrain has been ranked number one in the Fraser Institute’s annual report on Economic Freedom of the Arab World. The gulf state improved its overall score to 8.1 out of 10 from 8.0. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) followed up with a score of 7.9., tying it for third place with Jordan, which improved its score from …
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Doing Business 2013

The World Bank has just published Doing Business 2013: “Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises.” The report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from …
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Economic Freedom in the Arab World

The Fraser Institute, in partnership with the International Research Foundation of Oman and the Cairo office of the Friederick Naumann Foundation for Liberty, has published the Economic Freedom in the Arab World: 2011 Annual Report. The study examines how free enterprises throughout the Arab world are lifting individuals and families out of poverty. Bahrain continues …
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Better Business Regulation in Denmark

A review of Denmark’s Program for Better Business Regulation has been carried out in response to a request by the government of Denmark to the World Bank. The report features a brief review of the Danish government’s 2001-2010 burden reduction program, which aimed to reduce administrative burdens on business by up to 25 percent. Denmark …
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