2011 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. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to start and operate a local firm.

This index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 9 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings are from the Doing Business 2011 report, covering the period June 2009 through May 2010.

Malaysia ranked at position 21st, up 2 position from 23rd in 2010. Malaysia showed improvements in its online procedures for starting a business, speedy registration of properties and notable ease in tax procedures especially with the introduction of online tax submissions.

Earlier this year, Malaysia also made a significant leap in its IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, moving up eight places and becoming the 10th most competitive nation in the world.

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

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

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

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