2012 World Bank Top 30 Ease of Doing Business Countries



World Bank recently published a new report regarding the easiest country to do business in the world for 2012.

The countries are ranked on their ease of doing business, from scale 1 – 183. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to start and operate a local firm.

These index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 9 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic.

Malaysia is at position 18th up to 3 positions from 21st in 2011. The top 3 countries namely Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand manage to retain its position as per 2011 rankings.

The table below is the rank of the top 30 countries.

Country Ease of Doing Business Rank
Singapore 1
Hong Kong SAR, China 2
New Zealand 3
United States 4
Denmark 5
Norway 6
United Kingdom 7
Korea, Rep. 8
Iceland 9
Ireland 10
Finland 11
Saudi Arabia 12
Canada 13
Sweden 14
Australia 15
Georgia 16
Thailand 17
Malaysia 18
Germany 19
Japan 20
Latvia 21
Macedonia, FYR 22
Mauritius 23
Estonia 24
Taiwan, China 25
Switzerland 26
Lithuania 27
Belgium 28
France 29
Portugal 30



For more detail information on the ranking kindly proceed to World Bank Ease of Doing Business webpage.


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