Doing Business 2009: Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies
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Comparing business regulation in 181 economies. Doing Business 2009 is the sixth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 181 economies. Doing Business 2009 measures regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business: Starting a businesssteps, time, cost, and minimum capital to register a new businessEnforcing contracts steps, time, and cost to enforce a commercial contractEmploying workers indices of employment law rigidities cost of economic redundanciesGetting credit extent of credit information sharing and creditor rightsClosing a business steps, time, and cost to close down a business recovery rate for creditorRegistering property steps, time, and cost to transfer ownership of commercial real estateProtecting investors indices on disclosure, investor suits, and standing in courtDealing with construction permits steps, time, and cost of business inspections and licensingPaying taxes statutory rates, number of taxes paid, and number of hours spent on preparing tax returnsTrading across borders steps, time, and number of documents necessary to export and import Doing Business 2009 updates all sets of indicators, ranks economies on their overall ease of doing business, and analyzes reforms to business regulationOCoidentifying identifying which countries are improving the most. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why. Doing Business 2009 focuses on how complex business regulations can impact business growth and job creation."
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