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Economy > Legal rights of borrowers and lenders index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Legal rights index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect the rights of borrowers and lenders and thus facilitate lending. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating that these laws are better designed to expand access to credit.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Hong Kong 10 2006
=1 United Kingdom 10 2006
=3 Slovakia 9 2006
=3 Australia 9 2006
=3 New Zealand 9 2006
=3 Albania 9 2006
=3 Singapore 9 2006
=8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 2006
=8 Malawi 8 2006
=8 Malaysia 8 2006
=8 Ireland 8 2006
=8 Denmark 8 2006
=8 Israel 8 2006
=8 Kenya 8 2006
=8 Ukraine 8 2006
=8 Latvia 8 2006
=8 Germany 8 2006
=18 Canada 7 2006
=18 Netherlands 7 2006
=18 Bangladesh 7 2006
=18 Nigeria 7 2006
=18 Belize 7 2006
=18 Fiji 7 2006
=18 Botswana 7 2006
=18 Samoa 7 2006
=18 Azerbaijan 7 2006
=18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7 2006
=18 United States 7 2006
=18 Grenada 7 2006
=18 Iceland 7 2006
=18 Zambia 7 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6.57 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.23 2006
=32 Swaziland 6 2006
=32 Dominica 6 2006
=32 South Korea 6 2006
=32 Norway 6 2006
=32 Finland 6 2006
=32 Mauritius 6 2006
=32 Panama 6 2006
=32 Georgia 6 2006
=32 Moldova 6 2006
=32 Papua New Guinea 6 2006
=32 Zimbabwe 6 2006
=32 Trinidad and Tobago 6 2006
=32 Hungary 6 2006
=32 Slovenia 6 2006
=32 Jamaica 6 2006
=32 Czech Republic 6 2006
=32 Saint Lucia 6 2006
=32 Federated States of Micronesia 6 2006
=32 Sweden 6 2006
=32 Bulgaria 6 2006
=32 Japan 6 2006
=32 Puerto Rico 6 2006
=32 Kiribati 6 2006
=32 Switzerland 6 2006
=32 Antigua and Barbuda 6 2006
=32 Honduras 6 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.92 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.88 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 5.85 2006
European Union average (profile) 5.8 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 5.73 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.65 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.62 2006
=58 Ethiopia 5 2006
=58 Tanzania 5 2006
=58 France 5 2006
=58 Vanuatu 5 2006
=58 Indonesia 5 2006
=58 Palau 5 2006
=58 Thailand 5 2006
=58 Sierra Leone 5 2006
=58 Suriname 5 2006
=58 Jordan 5 2006
=58 Mauritania 5 2006
=58 Syria 5 2006
=58 Sao Tome and Principe 5 2006
=58 Ghana 5 2006
=58 Cape Verde 5 2006
=58 Spain 5 2006
=58 India 5 2006
=58 Lesotho 5 2006
=58 Mongolia 5 2006
=58 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 2006
=58 Armenia 5 2006
=58 Tonga 5 2006
=58 South Africa 5 2006
=58 Austria 5 2006
=58 Iran 5 2006
=58 Marshall Islands 5 2006
=58 Belgium 5 2006
=58 Croatia 5 2006
=58 Kazakhstan 5 2006
=58 Kyrgyzstan 5 2006
=58 Namibia 5 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5 2006
South Asia average (profile) 4.75 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 4.7 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.36 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.27 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 4.26 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.22 2006
=89 Burkina Faso 4 2006
=89 Tajikistan 4 2006
=89 Dominican Republic 4 2006
=89 Portugal 4 2006
=89 Guinea 4 2006
=89 Costa Rica 4 2006
=89 El Salvador 4 2006
=89 Estonia 4 2006
=89 Lebanon 4 2006
=89 Sudan 4 2006
=89 Nepal 4 2006
=89 Maldives 4 2006
=89 Venezuela 4 2006
=89 Lithuania 4 2006
=89 The Gambia 4 2006
=89 Guatemala 4 2006
=89 Pakistan 4 2006
=89 Gabon 4 2006
=89 Solomon Islands 4 2006
=89 Peru 4 2006
=89 Benin 4 2006
=89 Vietnam 4 2006
=89 Romania 4 2006
=89 Chad 4 2006
=89 Mozambique 4 2006
=89 Chile 4 2006
=89 Iraq 4 2006
=89 Uruguay 4 2006
=89 Djibouti 4 2006
=89 Nicaragua 4 2006
=89 Kuwait 4 2006
=89 Poland 4 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 4 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 3.97 2006
failed states average (profile) 3.92 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.8 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.68 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.46 2006
=121 East Timor 3 2006
=121 Cameroon 3 2006
=121 Congo, Republic of the 3 2006
=121 Turkey 3 2006
=121 Central African Republic 3 2006
=121 Ecuador 3 2006
=121 Philippines 3 2006
=121 Morocco 3 2006
=121 Uzbekistan 3 2006
=121 Colombia 3 2006
=121 Italy 3 2006
=121 Senegal 3 2006
=121 Greece 3 2006
=121 Paraguay 3 2006
=121 Argentina 3 2006
=121 Bolivia 3 2006
=121 Saudi Arabia 3 2006
=121 Oman 3 2006
=121 Yemen 3 2006
=121 United Arab Emirates 3 2006
=121 Eritrea 3 2006
=121 Cote d'Ivoire 3 2006
=121 Togo 3 2006
=121 Mali 3 2006
=121 Russia 3 2006
=121 Angola 3 2006
=121 Uganda 3 2006
=121 Niger 3 2006
=121 Algeria 3 2006
=121 Haiti 3 2006
=121 Guinea-Bissau 3 2006
=121 Seychelles 3 2006
=121 Bhutan 3 2006
=121 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 2006
=121 Guyana 3 2006
=121 Tunisia 3 2006
=121 Sri Lanka 3 2006
=121 Comoros 3 2006
=159 Madagascar 2 2006
=159 Mexico 2 2006
=159 Equatorial Guinea 2 2006
=159 Laos 2 2006
=159 China 2 2006
=159 Brazil 2 2006
=159 Belarus 2 2006
=159 Burundi 2 2006
=167 Rwanda 1 2006
=167 Egypt 1 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Legal rights of borrowers and lenders index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Legal-rights-of-borrowers-and-lenders-index

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