Doing business 2014 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)


Document Date:2013/10/29
Document Type:Working Paper
Report Number:83397
Volume No:1 of 1
Country:Taiwan, China ; United States ; Hong Kong SAR, China ; Korea, Republic of ; Australia ; New Zealand ; Malaysia ; Singapore ; Thailand ; 
Disclosure Date:2014/06/04
Doc Name:Doing business 2014 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Keywords:access to services, accounting, accounting methods, accounting software, accounts, accounts receivables, administrative fees, bank account, bank loan, bankruptcy, bankruptcy laws, borrower, Business Development, business environment, Business indicator, Business indicators, business registration, business regulation, business regulations, business relationships, business sectors, businesses, buyer, buyers, cadastre, capital gains, cashflow, certificate, certificates, Civil Code, collateral, collateral for loans, collateral laws, collateral registry, commercial activities, commercial business, commercial laws, company laws, competitiveness, compliance costs, contractors, Credit Histories, credit history, credit information, credit information system, credit information systems, credit Source, creditor, creditors, custom, customs, Customs clearance, customs declarations, data privacy, debt, debtor, deed, deeds, deposit, deposit interest, deposits, depreciation, derivative, developing countries, disclosure requirements, dispute resolution, distribution network, document requirements, domain, e-Customs, e-mail, e-payment, economic activity, Economic Cooperation, electricity, electronic data, electronic filing, electronic payment, electronic payment systems, electronic payments, electronic platform, electronic services, enforceability, expert opinion, exporters, financial history, financial resources, financial statements, financial transactions, foreign enterprises, global markets, immovable property, income tax, information industry, information system, information systems, inspection, inspections, installation, installations, insurance, internal processes, International Bank, international competitiveness, International Finance, international standards, inventory, investor protection, investor protections, judicial system, legal framework, legal rights, lender, lenders, lending decisions, levy, license, license fees, licenses, liens, limited liability, line of credit, local business, macroeconomic conditions, management systems, manufacturing, material, minimum capital requirement, minimum capital requirements, minority investors, minority shareholder, minority shareholder protections, minority shareholders, mortgage, mortgages, movable assets, movable collateral, natural resources, new markets, notaries, notary, one-stop shop, onestop shop, online form, online payment, online registration, online service, online services, overhead, payment history, payment system, payment systems, payroll, pension, personal assets, personal property, pledges, Privacy, Privacy Protection, private credit, private credit bureau, private credit bureaus, private property, private sector, private sector credit, procurement, property rights, Public registry, public sale, purchasing, queries, Real property, registration fee, registration fees, registration process, Registration processes, registries, registry, regulatory environment, regulatory requirements, reporting, reserve, result, results, return, returns, risk management, risk management systems, sales, sales agreement, searches, securities, securities law, securities regulations, security interests, shareholder, shareholders, small business, small businesses, stamp duty, standard operating procedures, stock exchange, tax, tax deductions, tax rate, tax rates, tax regimes, tax rules, tax system, technical standards, Telephone, telephone line, telephone service, time period, trade credit, trade finance, Trading, trading costs, transaction, transactions system, translation, transparency, turnover, uses, verification, warehouse, warehouses, web, withholding tax
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Region:East Asia and Pacific ; Rest Of The World ; 
Rep Title:Doing business 2014 : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Topics:Private Sector Development ; Finance and Financial Sector Development
SubTopics:Business in Development ; Debt Markets ; E-Business ; Business Environment ; Competitiveness and Competition Policy
Unit Owning:Doing Business – IFC (DECDB)
Collection Title:Doing business 2014


This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: East Asia and the Pacific, European Union, Latin America, OECD High Income, and South Asia. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2013, except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January to December 2012. Regional Doing Business reports capture differences in business regulations and their enforcement across countries in a single region. They provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas. The report sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time. The data set covers 47 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 25 in East Asia and the Pacific, 25 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 20 in the Middle East and North Africa and 8 in South Asia, as well as 31 OECD high-income economies. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why.
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