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Paying Taxes 2014

The World Bank, jointly with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and PwC, has just released the report, “Paying Taxes 2014: The Global Picture.” The period covered by the study (2004 to 2012) has seen the end of a sustained period of economic growth, a severe recession and a slow recovery. Governments continue to be under …
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Paying Taxes 2013

A new report from the World Bank, IFC, and PwC finds that governments continue to reform their tax systems despite global economic uncertainty, with 31 economies having taken steps from June last year through May 2012 to make it easier and cost less for small and medium businesses to pay taxes. The “Paying Taxes 2013” …
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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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Women, Business & the Law 2012

The World Bank, jointly with IFC, has just published the report “Women, Business and the Law 2012: Removing Barriers to Economic Inclusion.” The study finds that women still face legal and regulatory hurdles to fully participate in the economy. The report presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees, …
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Navigating Through Crises

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has just published “Navigating through Crises: A Handbook for Boards”. The aim of the study is help emerging-market companies and their boards improve crisis preparedness, recover from the recent financial turmoil, and emerge as more sustainable and competitive businesses. The content of the handbook is based on empirical academic research …
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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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Doing Business in Indonesia 2010

The IFC and the World Bank have just launched the report “Doing Business in Indonesia 2010.” The study analyzes business regulation in Indonesia by comparing 14 Indonesian cities, focusing on local and national regulations that affect three stages in the life of small to midsize domestic firms: -Starting a business -Dealing with construction permits -Registering …
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Doing Business in Kenya

The World Bank (WB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have published the report, “Doing Business in Kenya 2010,” which compares business regulation across 11 Kenyan localities. Doing business is easiest in Narok, Malaba and Thinka, and most difficult in Isolo, Nairobi and Kilifi. The study covers four “Doing Business” topics: starting a business, dealing …
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