National Doing Business reports shed light on how easy or difficult it is for an entrepreneur to open and run a business when complying with relevant regulations. They measure and track changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business, including: starting a business, registering property, getting credit, paying taxes and trading across borders.
Regional Doing Business reports capture differences in business regulations and their enforcement across countries in a single region.
Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, paying taxes, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
Paying Taxes 2013, the annual Paying Taxes survey from the World Bank Group, is a part of its larger Doing Business report.
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