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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Doing Business measures the strength of minority shareholder protections against directors’ misuse of corporate assets for personal gain. The indicators distinguish 3 dimensions of investor protection: transparency of transactions (extent of disclosure index), liability for self-dealing (extent of director liability index) and shareholders’ ability to sue officers and directors for misconduct (ease of shareholder suits index). The data come from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on company laws, codes of civil procedure and securities regulations. To make the data comparable across countries, several assumptions about the business and the transaction are used. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iran 138 2005
2 Tunisia 133 2005
3 Jordan 124 2005
4 Morocco 117 2005
5 Egypt 114 2005
6 Yemen 108 2005
7 Syria 105 2005
8 Lebanon 102 2005
9 Algeria 97 2005
10 United Arab Emirates 96 2005
11 Iraq 85 2005
12 Saudi Arabia 74 2005
13 Kuwait 71 2005
14 Oman 50 2005
15 Israel 6 2005

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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

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Interesting observations about Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

  • Afghanistan ranked first for entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking globally in 2005.
  • 3 of the top 28 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Eurozone.
  • 23 of the top 135 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Heavily indebted.
  • 21 of the top 121 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Sparsely populated.
  • 2 of the top 89 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are G7.
  • 2 of the top 27 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Western European.
  • 4 of the top 114 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Southern European.
  • 22 of the top 127 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are NATO.
  • 25 of the top 136 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are European Union.
  • 2 of the top 15 countries by entrepreneurship > protecting investors > index ranking are Densely populated.
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