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Based on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 Report, ROI Research on Investment summarized the most important highlights for economic developers. Discover the easiest places for business and the top improvers of the year.

Top 10 Easiest Places for Business

1) Singapore : 87.34* 2) New Zealand : 86.79 3) Denmark : 84.4 4) Republic of Korea : 83.88 5) Hong Kong SAR, China : 83.67 6) United Kingdom : 82.46 7) United States : 82.15 8) Sweden : 81.72 9) Norway : 81.61 10) Finland : 81.05 These countries earned the highest DTF (Distance to Frontier), a score that’s based on the ease of doing the following:

Criteria For The Ranking

1) Starting a Business 2) Dealing with Construction Permits 3) Getting Electricity 4) Registering Property 5) Paying Taxes 6) Trading Across Borders 7) Getting Credit 8) Enforcing Contracts 9) Protecting Investors 10) Resolving Insolvency It’s also important to look at the positive evolution of numerous economies:

10 Economies that Improved the Most in 2015

1) Costa Rica 2) Kenya 3) Uzbekistan 4) Uganda 5) Cyprus 6) Kazakhstan 7) Mauritania 8) Jamaica 9) Benin 10) Senegal These economies improved the most in 2014/2015, together implementing 39 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business.


Steven JastSteven Jast led the growth of ROI Research On Investment from a staff of 2 to an international company with offices in 4 countries and a staff of over 60. To date, ROI Research On Investment has worked with over 300 clients from around the world. As president of ROI Research On Investment, Steven was a Finalist in the Ernst & Young International Entrepreneur of the Year Competition in 2008 and led ROI Research On Investment to its status as a Profit Hot 50 company. Steven has been published in numerous business publications, serves on several Boards and has been key note speaker at a variety of business and investment gatherings.

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