It’s easier to do business in Saudi Arabia than in South Africa

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008 in Business, South Africa

The World Bank has very interesting indicators regarding doing business in different countries. Use this interactive Google Map to slice and dice indicators like Starting a Business, Taxes, Dealing with licenses and much more.The top ten countries according to the World Bank regarding “Ease of Doing Business Rank” are:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zealand
  3. US
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Denmark
  6. UK
  7. Canada
  8. Ireland
  9. Australia
  10. Iceland

…and South Africa is ranked 35 behind Saudi Arabia at number 23.Update 2/20/2008: I also found the World Economic Forum‘s Global Competiveness Report for 2007-2008. On this list South Africa is #44 and Saudi Arabia is number 35.What’s your view on this?

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