Summary of Doing Business 2016

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Which countries’ regulatory regimes are the most – and least – conducive to business growth? The 13th edition of the World Bank’s sovereign review provides the answers in a highly detailed qualitative analysis of 189 nations’ regulatory infrastructures. Useful for the sole entrepreneur and the multinational corporation alike, this report delivers a numerical ranking of each nation’s efficiency and quality of regulation compared to its international peer group. The analysis clearly indicates that countries with the most transparent and effective regulations – not those with the least amount of rules – have the most thriving commercial environments. getAbstract recommends that any business owner or executive looking to expand operations should delve into this thorough examination of business regulations around the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What factors make national commercial regulations effective,
  • How leading economies design their supervisory infrastructures and
  • What businesses need to know to navigate the regulatory environment in different nations worldwide.

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The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries.



Broad Findings on Doing Business Worldwide
Across the globe, national governments’ business development regulations differ in their philosophy, design, type and implementation, particularly as they affect small and medium-sized companies. A country’s regulatory apparatus provides a fundamental...

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