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Posted on 07/16/2012 10:12:11 AM PDT by MrPiper
Rising debt and regulatory constraints continue to damage the reputations of the U.S. and Europe as business-friendly locales, but America's northern neighbor is doing the right things to encourage entrepreneurship with robust tax reform, strong investor protections and a lack of red tape.
1 Canada 3.1 39,400 -3.1 34.0 2 New Zealand 1.5 27,700 -2.3 4.3 3 Hong Kong 6.8 45,900 6.6 7.1 4 Ireland -1.0 37,300 -0.7 4.7 5 Denmark 2.1 36,600 5.5 5.5 6 Singapore 14.5 62,100 20.8 4.7 7 Sweden 5.5 39,100 6.3 9.1 8 Norway 0.4 54,600 12.9 4.7
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Please post links to popular democrat websites so I can post this there.
Why isn’t singapore number one?
Being a Canadian I take issue with our top ranking. In many provinces, community and native groups can block or delay major mining expansions like the Northern Gateway Pipeline. I would not say Canada is a friendly place to do business.
My take is that the report is probably showing how bad the world has gotten for being unfriendly towards business rather than glowing compliment for Canada’s business climate.
As in it is all relative? That makes sense. Where is an investor to put their money?