The best (and worst) countries for business

Looking for a land of opportunity? The Old World beckons

Published: Jan 28, 2016 06:56:43 AM IST
Updated: Jan 27, 2016 06:33:30 PM IST
The best (and worst) countries for business
97 is India’s rank in Forbes Best Countries for Business list, out of 144 countries, behind nations like Guatemala (rank 89) and Rwanda (72). India was ranked 94 in the Forbes 2014 list

Europe dominates Forbes’ annual ranking of the finest countries for capitalism — with Denmark ranked first. The Danes pay lots in taxes, but corporate rates are surprisingly low, and the country gets high marks for innovation and monetary freedom. (Notice a prominent nation missing from the top 15?  The US hasn’t been in that group in two years, pushed down by places with less red tape and more trade freedom. The US is No. 22 this year.)

At the bottom of the list are several emerging markets constrained by high levels of corruption. In all, we rank 144 countries in up to 11 categories, including taxes, property rights, investor protection and monetary policies.  

The best (and worst) countries for business

(This story appears in the 05 February, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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