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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


Ease of Employing Workers in Asia

Doing Business Report measures flexibility in the regulation of hiring, working hours and dismissal in a manner consistent with the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

  • Rigidity of employment index (0-100) Difficulty of hiring
This table compares the rigidity for an entrepreneur to employ workers. (A simple average of the below three indices)

Asian Countries
Rigidity of employment index (0-100)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
0
Hong Kong
0
Malaysia
10
Thailand
11
Japan
16
Laos
20
Vietnam
21
Philippines
29
India
30
China
31
Cambodia
36
Korea
38
Indonesia
40


  • Difficulty of hiring index (0-100)
This table compares applicability and maximum duration of fixed-term contracts and minimum wage for trainee or first-time employee.

Asian Countries
Difficulty of Hiring
(1-100)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
0
Hong Kong
0
India
0
Malaysia
0
China
11
Japan
11
Laos
11
Vietnam
11
Thailand
33
Korea
44
Cambodia
44
Philippines
56
Indonesia
61


  • Firing cost  - Redundancy costs
Notice requirements, severance payments and penalties due when terminating a redundant worker, expressed in weeks of salary.

Asian Countries
Redundancy costs (weeks of salary)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
4
Japan
4
Hong Kong
10
Cambodia
39
Thailand
54
India
56
Malaysia
75
Vietnam
87
China
91
Korea
91
Philippines
91
Indonesia
108
Laos
162









  • Rigidity of hours index (0-100)
This table compares Scheduling of nonstandard work hours and annual paid leave.

Asian Countries
Rigidity of hours index (0-100)
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
4
Hong Kong
4
Indonesia
10
Laos
39
Malaysia
54
Philippines
56
Thailand
75
Japan
87
Vietnam
91
India
91
Cambodia
91
China
108
Korea
162


  • Difficulty of firing index - Difficulty of Redundancy Index
Notification and approval requirements for termination of a redundant worker or a group of redundant workers, obligation to reassign or retrain and priority rules for redundancy and reemployment.

Asian Countries
Difficulty of Redundancy Index 1-100
 (Yr. 2010)

Singapore
0
Hong Kong
0
Thailand
0
Japan
30
Korea
30
Malaysia
30
Philippines
30
Cambodia
40
Vietnam
50
China
50
Laos
50
Indonesia
60
India
70


  • Labor tax and Contribution (%)
Amount of taxes and mandatory contributions on labor paid by the business as a percentage of commercial profits. This amount include mandatory social security contributions paid by the employer both to public and private entities, as well as other taxes or contributions related to employing workers.

Asian Countries
Labor tax and Contribution (%)
 (Yr. 2010)

Cambodia
0.1
Hong Kong
5.3
Laos
5.6
Thailand
5.7
Philippines
10.3
Indonesia
10.6
Korea
12.7
Singapore
14.9
Malaysia
15.6
Japan
16.5
India
18.2
Vietnam
19.2
China
68.0




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