Tag Archives: Business Regulations

Doing Business 2015

The World Bank has just published the report “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency”. The study measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it in 189 economies. Ten areas of the life of a business are included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business: starting a business, dealing …
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Doing Business in a More Transparent World 2012

The World Bank and the IFC has just published Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World. The study finds that economies continued to implement reforms that enhance local firms’ ability to do business, with transparency and access to information playing a key role in the reforms. It also assesses regulations affecting domestic …
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Doing Business in South East Europe 2011

IFC-World Bank has just launched the report “Doing Business in South East Europe 2011.” It is the second in a series that analyses the ease of doing business in 22 cities inAlbania,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia,Moldova,Montenegro, andSerbia. The report focuses on national and local regulations that affect four stages in the life of a …
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Doing Business in the Philippines

The World Bank Group has just published “Doing Business in the Philippines 2011”. This year, the report expands the group’s analysis to 25 cities across the nation, including 15 cities from Metro Manila (Luzon). The selection of the cities was mainly based on the level of urbanization, population size, economic activity, and political and geographical …
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Doing Business 2011

The IFC and the World Bank have just published “Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs”. Through indicators benchmarking 183 economies, the report sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small or medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. Globally, doing business remains …
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Investing Across Borders 2010

The World Bank Group has just published the report, “Investing Across Borders 2010: Indicators of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation in 87 Economies”. This is the first report to offer objective data on laws and regulations affecting foreign direct investment that can be compared across 87 countries. The research finds that countries that do well on …
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Doing Business in Pakistan

The World Bank has just published the report, “Doing Business in Pakistan 2010”, which compares the regulatory environment for business in 13 Pakistani cities. The report focuses on six stages in the life of a small to mid-seized domestic enterprise: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, paying taxes, enforcing contracts and trading …
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Doing Business in Nigeria 2010

The World Bank has just launched its “Doing Business in Nigeria 2010” report, which compares business regulations across all 36 states and the capital. The study focuses on state and national regulations that affect four stages in the life of a small to medium-size domestic firm: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property …
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Doing Business in the East African Community 2010

The World Bank has just launched the “Doing Business in the East African Community 2010” report. The study takes a close look at business regulations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, all members of the East African Community, an intergovernmental organization aimed at creating a common market for the region. The report shows areas …
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Doing Business in Colombia 2010

The World Bank compares business regulations across 21 Colombian cities in Doing Business in Colombia 2010. The report focuses in particular on local and national regulations that affect six stages in the life of a small to medium sized domestic firms. Manizales, Inagué and Pererira are identified as the easiest cities for doing business in …
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