Tag Archives: Doing Business

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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Doing Business in the Arab World 2012

The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have just published the report, “Doing Business in the Arab World 2012.” According to the study, 13 of 20 economies in the Arab world adopted a total of 20 business regulatory reforms to create opportunity for domestic entrepreneurs. The majority of the reforms, captured from June 2010 …
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Doing Business in the East African Community 2012

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank (WB) have just published the report “Doing Business in the East African Community 2012.” According to the study, 2010/11 saw improvements to the business environment in all five economies of the East African Community (EAC): Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAC saw its five …
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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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Best Cities in Europe for Doing Business

Madrid (7th) and Barcelona (6th) are still among the most popular European cities among business executives. London is the best city in Europe for doing business, followed by Paris and Frankfurt, according to the latest edition of the European Cities Monitor published by real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield. The study is based on …
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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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The Best Cities in Europe for Doing Business

Barcelona is the 5th best city in Europe for doing business, according to the latest edition of the European Cities Monitor published by real estate consultancy firm Cushman&Wakefield. London and Paris maintained their positions as Europe’s two top cities, followed by Frankfurt and Brussels in third and fourth place, respectively. Madrid, meanwhile, dropped two places …
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Barcelona Takes Advantage of Economic Crisis to Strengthen its Global Positioning

The Catalan capital is the fourth most popular European city for doing business, ahead of capital cities like Madrid, Brussels, Berlín and Ámsterdam. In fact, according to the latest edition of the Observatori report published by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and City Council, London, Paris and Frankfurt are the only European cities to be …
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