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Ease of Doing Business in Asia 2009-2010

Source: The World Bank Group's report on Doing Business 2010  (Link: http://www.doingbusiness.org/)
Asia Comparison Table: by www.Business-in-Asia.com


Asia's Protecting Investors - Comparison

Protecting Investors

According to the report, the presence of legal and regulatory protections for investors explains up to 73% of the decision to invest.  Vietnam and Philippines need to improve on transparency of transactions, while most of the countries in SE Asia were ranking well in transparency.  Vietnam needs to improve in all investor protections.

  • Strength of investor protection index (0-10)
This table compares the extent of disclosure, extent of director liability and ease of shareholder suits (the average of the next 3 indices)

Asian Countries
Protection index (0-10)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
9.3
Hong Kong
9.0
Malaysia
8.7
Japan
7.0
Thailand
7.7
Indonesia
6.0
India
6.0
Korea
5.3
Cambodia
5.3
China
5.0
Philippines
4.0
Vietnam
2.7
Laos
1.7



Liability for self-dealing

Asian Countries
Extent of Director Liability Index 1-10
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
9
Malaysia
9
Cambodia
9
Hong Kong
8
China
1
Thailand
7
Japan
6
Indonesia
5
India
4
Laos
3
Korea
2
Philippines
2
Vietnam
0


  • Transparency of transactions

Asian Countries
Extent of Disclosure Index 1-10
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
10
Hong Kong
10
Malaysia
10
Thailand
10
China
10
Indonesia
10
Japan
7
India
7
Korea
7
Vietnam
6
Cambodia
5
Philippines
2
Laos
0
        


Shareholders’ ability to sue officers and directors for misconduct

Asian Countries
Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
9
Hong Kong
9
Japan
8
Philippines
8
India
7
Korea
7
Malaysia
7
Thailand
6
China
4
Indonesia
3
Vietnam
2
Cambodia
2
Laos
2
 




More comparisons of Asian Countries' Rankings:


  • Taxes (for the Paying Taxes indicator that refers to the period January to December of 2008)


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