27 October 2012

The World Bank’s annual report on the Ease of Doing Business has again ranked New Zealand in third place, for the fifth consecutive year.    Singapore has kept the top place, followed by Hong Kong.  Some improvement in paying taxes and resolving insolvencies in New Zealand were offset by minor changes in trading across borders and enforcing contracts.

Australia has moved up one place this year and now ranks as the 10th easiest economy in which to do business.

    Starting a Business Dealing with Construction Permits Getting Electricity Registering Property Getting Credit Protecting Investors Paying Taxes Trading Across Borders Enforcing Contracts Resolving Insolvency
Singapore 1 4 2 5 36 12 2 5 1 12 2
Hong Kong SAR, China 2 6 1 4 60 4 3 4 2 10 17
New Zealand 3 1 6 32 2 4 1 21 25 17 13
United States 4 13 17 19 25 4 6 69 22 6 16
Denmark 5 33 8 14 6 23 32 13 4 34 10
Norway 6 43 23 14 7 70 25 19 21 4 3
United Kingdom 7 19 20 62 73 1 10 16 14 21 8
Korea, Rep. 8 24 26 3 75 12 49 30 3 2 14
Georgia 9 7 3 50 1 4 19 33 38 30 81
Australia 10 2 11 36 37 4 70 48 44 15 18

 

www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/new-zealand/

https://integritytalkingpoints.com/?s=Doing+business

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