Economies and Consumers

 
Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Tanzania

Jan 2022

Tanzania’s ranking in the Index of Economic Freedom was mediocre in 2021, dragged down by difficult trading across borders procedures and difficulties in starting and operating a business. Low ICT adoption and the absence of funds for innovation…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Nigeria

Jan 2022

High inflation continues to be a major burden for businesses in Nigeria, hampering the country’s stance in the Economic Freedom ranking. The investment environment in Nigeria remains complicated, yet the country is among the global leaders in terms…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Algeria

Jan 2022

Algeria ranked among the bottom third global countries in the Economic Freedom Ranking in 2021, on account of restrictive investment and trade regulations. High tariffs on goods hinder the competitiveness of import-reliant companies, while cumbersome…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: China

Jan 2022

Due to a robust reform agenda, China has improved the business climate by simplifying the process of starting and operating a business in recent years. The country has a well-developed infrastructure network and high innovation potential. Despite the…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Finland

Jan 2022

Thanks to the high level of transparency, exceptional ease of starting a business and relatively low total and profit tax rates by Scandinavian standards, Finland remains among the global leaders in terms of economic freedom. The country benefits…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Mexico

Jan 2022

While microeconomic vulnerability hampers Mexico’s competitiveness on the Index of Economic Freedom ranking in 2021, the country benefits from trade liberalisation, especially the USMCA deal with the US and Canada. Nevertheless, an underfunded…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Canada

Jan 2022

A stable macroeconomic environment, low corruption, sound banking system and a skilled, digitally-adept labour force and proximity to the US market are among the key advantages of Canada’s business environment. Canada also has solid road, cargo and…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: The Netherlands

Jan 2022

Given the economic, political and financial stability, technological advancement and one of the best logistics infrastructures globally, the Netherlands maintains a solid and competitive business environment. The country boasts a sound pool of…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: South Africa

Jan 2022

South Africa’s performance in the Economic Freedom ranking remains mediocre in a global context, with high tax burden hampering the country’s competitiveness. Yet the country benefits from a stable and sound financial system, high market…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Bulgaria

Jan 2022

Bulgaria ranked among the top third countries in the Index of Economic Freedom in 2021, given its favourable investment climate, flexible labour market regulations and increasing investment in its transport infrastructure. While higher education…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Chile

Jan 2022

Chile remains the regional leader and a strong player globally in the Index of Economic Freedom ranking, thanks to a stable macroeconomic environment, solid financial sector, low interest rates, high higher education attainment rates and…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: The Czech Republic

Jan 2022

Given its favourable investment environment, high innovation capabilities and well-developed infrastructure, the Czech Republic was positioned among the top 30 global countries in the Index of Economic Freedom Ranking in 2021. The country also boasts…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: New Zealand

Jan 2022

New Zealand remained among the global leaders in the Index of Economic Freedom ranking 2021, thanks to its solid regulatory framework, low corruption levels, sound financing system and advanced labour market. Furthermore, developed infrastructure…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Italy

Jan 2022

Heavy tax burden, persisting bureaucracy hurdles and struggles with government finances place Italy among the worst performers in Western Europe in the Economic Freedom ranking. The business environment is also clouded by cumbersome regulatory…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Ireland

Jan 2022

The business environment in Ireland remained relatively competitive in 2021, thanks to its openness to foreign investment, economic stability, favourable tax environment, transparent judicial and regulatory systems, and well-defined property rights.…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Ghana

Jan 2022

Ghana continues to rank in the bottom half globally in the Index of Economic Freedom, dragged down by a lack of microeconomic stability and deteriorating fiscal health. Skill shortages continue to hinder development of high- value-added sectors,…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: France

Jan 2022

France ranked among the top 35 countries in the Ease of Doing Business Index 2020, with quality infrastructure, strong innovation capabilities and trading conditions. Nevertheless, the country struggles with a heavy tax burden and rigid labour…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Colombia

Jan 2022

Colombia has recorded a worsening business freedom ranking, owing to a heavy tax burden and prevailing corruption. Dealing with legal issues is becoming more straightforward for businesses; however, judicial independence and quality remains…

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Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: Brazil

Jan 2022

Brazil is struggling with fiscal health, elevated microeconomic vulnerability, heavy tax burden, widespread corruption and high labour market informality, limiting the country’s competitiveness. International trade in Brazil remains complicated, with…

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Consumer Lifestyle

Consumer Lifestyles in Australia

Jan 2022

Consumer Lifestyles offers valuable insights into key consumer attitudes and current thinking, and their impact on purchasing and consumption habits; quantifying behaviours, preferences and motivations and aligning them with broader trends in…

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