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Where To Do Business In 2017!

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Gathering information from the World Bank, Forbes, Telegraph and the World Economic Forum, we’ve shortlisted 5 countries you must pay attention to in 2017.

Expert economists ranked these countries as the most “business friendly” so far, based on factors such as tax regulations, corruption levels, investor protection, infrastructure, property rights, entrepreneurial opportunities, credit, solvency and trade.

So, without further due: 2017’s countries to watch…

  1. New Zealand

New Zealand has been chosen #1 by many economic entities due to its economic and political stability, lack of red tape, low corruption levels and close proximity to the Asian economies.

According to the New Zealand Government, incorporating a business in NZ takes only a day and registering property takes no more than two.

New Zealand ranked #1 for protecting minority investors in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” in and is acclaimed for having an investor-friendly tax system that values capital development, international investment and research.

  1. Denmark

 Low corruption levels and high transparency rates make Denmark a very attractive country to invest in.

The World Bank considers Denmark one of the most business-friendly countries for its incredibly qualified work force, the ease to set up businesses and get work permits and it’s increased interest in clean technology.

Denmark is also offers great access to the European market, a great environment to develop as people, top-notch infrastructure and low corporate taxes compared to other nations in Europe.

  1. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is an incredible hub for investors from all over the world. With a fast growing GDP, the World Bank considers the UK #7 in the Ease of Doing Business.

According to the report, the UK offers smooth service when dealing with construction permits, it offers great infrastructure for business, high protection to minority investors and a business-friendly tax system.

Recently, through the “UK Trade & Investment” report, the UK Government committed to creating the most competitive tax regime in the G20.

The UK also has a leading position when it comes to FDI and assisting new investors with market research, stakeholder management, industry alliances and building market share.

  1. Sweden


Sweden is a great place to do business not only because it offers a great atmosphere to develop professionally and personally but also because it empowers entrepreneurs to innovate, research and develop.

Sweden offers low corporate taxes (22% on net profits), great infrastructure for business, ease to register property and it ranks #15 globally for starting a business.

Sweden is also the largest market in North Europe and, like Denmark; it is filled with a highly qualified workforce.

  1. Canada


 Canada offers it all: place where true life-work balance is possible, great opportunities to start your own business, financial and political stability and friendly tax systems.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ranked Canada’s workforces as the most highly educated amongst members of the OECD. And this, in turn, has attracted business from all over the world. Now Canada is working towards agreements that will give those who invest there, great access to both American and European markets.

Offering steady growth and few obstacles for investment, Canada has become one of the friendliest countries when it comes to business.



  1. https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/new-zealands-investment-advantage/
  2. http://www.investindk.com/Why-Denmark/10-good-reasons
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/253662/Why_Invest_in_the_UK.pdf
  4. http://www.business-sweden.se/en/about-us/news-room/Press-Releases/Top-reasons-to-invest-in-Sweden/
  5. http://www.international.gc.ca/investo
  6. http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/
  7. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-world-s-best-country-clue-it-s-not-a-nordic-nation
  8. http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings
  9. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/globalbusiness/12051361/Revealed-The-20-best-countries-in-the-world-to-do-business.html?frame=2266604