Doing business 2014 : East Asia and the Pacific (EAP)


Document Date:2013/10/29
Document Type:Working Paper
Report Number:83403
Volume No:1 of 1
Country:Taiwan, China ; Hong Kong SAR, China ; Brunei Darussalam ; Samoa ; Fiji ; Tonga ; Malaysia ; Singapore ; Thailand ; 
Disclosure Date:2014/06/04
Doc Name:Doing business 2014 : East Asia and the Pacific (EAP)
Keywords:access to services, accounting, accounting methods, accounts, accounts receivables, administrative fees, audits, bank loan, bankruptcy, bankruptcy laws, bankruptcy procedures, borrower, Business Development, business environment, Business indicator, Business indicators, business process, business registration, business regulation, business regulations, business relationships, business sectors, buyer, buyers, cadastre, capital gains, certificate, certificates, Civil Code, collateral, collateral for loans, collateral laws, collateral registry, commercial activities, commercial business, commercial laws, company laws, competitiveness, compliance costs, contract enforcement, contractors, credit history, credit information, credit information system, credit information systems, credit Source, creditor, creditors, custom, Customs, Customs clearance, customs declarations, data privacy, debenture, debt, debtor, debts, deed, deeds, defaults, deposit, derivative, developing countries, disclosure requirements, dispute resolution, distribution network, dividends, document requirements, domain, e-Customs, e-mail, e-payment, economic activity, electricity, electronic data, electronic filing, electronic payments, electronic services, environmental, expert opinion, exporters, financial history, financial resources, Financial Services, financial statements, financial transactions, foreign enterprises, global markets, goodwill, immovable property, income tax, information industry, inspection, inspections, installation, installations, insurance, Intellectual Property, internal processes, International Bank, international competitiveness, International Finance, international standards, inventory, investor protection, investor protections, judicial system, land use, legal framework, legal rights, lender, lenders, lending decisions, levy, license, license fees, licenses, liens, limited liability, line of credit, local business, macroeconomic conditions, manufacturing, material, minimum capital requirement, minimum capital requirements, minority investors, minority shareholder, minority shareholder protections, minority shareholders, mortgage, mortgages, movable assets, movable collateral, movable property registries, natural resources, new markets, new technology, notary, one-stop shop, onestop shop, online form, online registration, online service, online services, original asset, overhead, payment of taxes, payment system, pension, personal assets, personal data, Personal Property, pledges, policy makers, 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, refrigeration, registration fee, registration fees, registration process, registration processes, regulatory environment, regulatory requirements, reserve, result, results, return, risk management, risk management systems, sales, sales agreement, search, searches, Securities, securities regulations, security agreement, security interest, shareholder, shareholders, small businesses, stamp duty, standard operating procedures, stock exchange, superannuation, tax, tax concessions, tax deductions, tax identification number, tax incentives, tax rate, tax rates, tax reduction, tax reforms, tax regimes, tax revenue, tax rules, tax system, technical standards, Telephone, telephone line, telephone service, time period, trade credit, trade finance, Trading, trading costs, transaction, transactions law, transactions system, translation, transparency, turnover, unsecured creditors, user, verification, warehouse, warehouses
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Region:East Asia and Pacific ; 
Rep Title:Doing business 2014 : East Asia and the Pacific (EAP)
Topics:Environment ; Private Sector Development ; Finance and Financial Sector Development
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies ; Business in Development ; Debt Markets ; E-Business ; 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 East Asia and the Pacific (EAP). It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: Europe and Central Asia, European Union, Latin America, South Asia, and OECD High Income. 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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