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Former British colonies Compared by Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations per million

DEFINITION: Ease of doing business index (1=most business-friendly regulations). Ease of doing business ranks economies from 1 to 189, with first place being the best. A high ranking (a low numerical rank) means that the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation. The index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics covered in the World Bank's Doing Business. The ranking on each topic is the simple average of the percentile rankings on its component indicators. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,810.24 2012
2 Grenada 966.98 2012
3 Dominica 962.56 2012
4 Antigua and Barbuda 741 2012
5 Saint Lucia 326.2 2012
6 Belize 320.93 2012
7 Barbados 296.59 2012
8 Maldives 239.33 2012
9 The Bahamas 204.32 2012
10 Bhutan 196.81 2012
11 Brunei 191.64 2012
12 Guyana 142.07 2012
13 Swaziland 97.48 2012
14 The Gambia 82.63 2012
15 Lesotho 67.75 2012
16 Fiji 66.31 2012
17 Trinidad and Tobago 47.1 2012
18 Namibia 41.6 2012
19 Bahrain 35.66 2012
20 Jamaica 33.55 2012
21 Botswana 32.44 2012
22 Kuwait 31.07 2012
23 Sierra Leone 22.91 2012
24 Qatar 21.95 2012
25 Jordan 18.84 2012
26 Zimbabwe 12.24 2012
27 Malawi 10.12 2012
28 Zambia 6.39 2012
29 Yemen 5.41 2012
30 Israel 4.17 2012
31 Sri Lanka 4.08 2012
32 Sudan 3.84 2012
33 Uganda 3.47 2012
34 Burma 3.45 2012
35 Tanzania 2.85 2012
36 Kenya 2.83 2012
37 United Arab Emirates 2.82 2012
38 Ghana 2.44 2012
39 Egypt 1.57 2012
40 Bangladesh 0.853 2012
41 Nigeria 0.817 2012
42 New Zealand 0.677 2012
43 Pakistan 0.592 2012
44 Canada 0.487 2012
45 Australia 0.441 2012
46 Malaysia 0.274 2012
47 Singapore 0.188 2012
48 India 0.106 2012
49 United States 0.0127 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Former-British-colonies/Economy/Companies/Ease-of-doing-business-index/1=most-business--friendly-regulations-per-million

Former British colonies Compared by Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations per million

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