Croatias ranking in 2013 World Bank Doing Business report worsens.

By bne IntelliNews October 24, 2012
Croatia moved down by four position to rank 84th in terms of ease of doing business among 185 countries included by the World Bank in its 2013 Doing Business report. The report evaluates quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that can be compared across the included in the report economies. Croatias highest rank was achieved in the area of getting credits (40th place) and in the area of paying taxes (42nd place). The lowest rank was received in the area of dealing with construction permits (143rd place), protecting investors (139th place) and trading across borders (105th place). The country made reforms in the field of tax paying via reducing the health insurance contribution rate and making overall process less costly. When compared to other countries in the region, Croatia has a higher position compared to Albania (85nd), Serbia (86th), Kosovo (98th), Bosnia (126th) but ranks below Macedonia (23th), Slovenia (35th), Montenegro (51st place) and Bulgaria (66th place).
Croatia: Ease of doing business
2013 rank 2012 rank
Starting a Business 80 67
Dealing with Construction Permits 143 143
Getting electricity 56 56
Registering Property 104 102
Getting Credit 40 48
Protecting Investors 139 133
Paying Taxes 42 31
Trading Across Borders 105 100
Enforcing Contracts 52 48
Resolving insolvency 97 97
Ease of doing business 84 80
Source: Doing Business 2013

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