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Doing Business 2014 Economy Profile : Small Island States

ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACCESS TO SERVICES ACCOUNT ACCOUNTING BANK LOAN BANKING SECTOR BANKRUPTCY BANKRUPTCY LAW BANKRUPTCY LAWS BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURES BORROWER BROKERS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS INDICATOR BUSINESS INDICATORS BUSINESS PROCESS BUSINESS PROFIT BUSINESS REGISTRATION BUSINESS REGULATION BUSINESS REGULATIONS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BUSINESSES BUYER BUYERS CADASTRE CAPITAL GAINS CERTIFICATE CERTIFICATES CHECKS COLLATERAL COLLATERAL FOR LOANS COLLATERAL LAWS COLLATERAL REGISTRY COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMERCIAL BUSINESS COMMERCIAL LAWS COMMERCIAL REGISTRY COMPANY LAW COMPANY LAWS COMPETITIVENESS COMPLIANCE COSTS CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT CORPORATE LAW CORPORATE TAX RATE CREDIT HISTORY CREDIT INFORMATION CREDIT INFORMATION BUREAUS CREDIT INFORMATION SYSTEM CREDIT INFORMATION SYSTEMS CREDIT SOURCE CREDITOR CREDITORS CUSTOM CUSTOMS CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CUSTOMS DECLARATION DEBENTURE DEBT DEBTOR DEBTORS DEBTS DEED DEPOSIT DEPRECIATION DERIVATIVE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS DISPUTE RESOLUTION DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS DOMAIN E-MAIL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ELECTRICITY ELECTRONIC DATA ELECTRONIC FILING ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT OPINION EXPORTERS FINANCIAL HISTORY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FINANCIAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FINANCIAL SYSTEM FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS FORECLOSURE GLOBAL MARKETS GOODWILL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY INCOME TAX INSPECTION INSPECTIONS INSTALLATION INSTALLATIONS INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INVESTOR PROTECTION INVESTOR PROTECTIONS ISSUANCE JUDICIAL SYSTEM LEGAL RIGHTS LENDER LENDERS LENDING DECISIONS LEVY LICENSE LICENSES LIENS LIMITED LIABILITY LIQUIDATION LOCAL BUSINESS MACROECONOMIC CONDITIONS MANUFACTURING MATERIAL MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENT MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS MINORITY INVESTORS MINORITY SHAREHOLDER MINORITY SHAREHOLDER PROTECTIONS MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS MORTGAGE MORTGAGES MOVABLE ASSETS MOVABLE COLLATERAL MOVABLE PROPERTY REGISTRIES NATURAL RESOURCES NEW MARKETS NEW TECHNOLOGY NOTARIES NOTARY OBLIGATIONS OF CREDITORS ONE-STOP SHOP ONLINE FORM ONLINE REGISTRATION ORIGINAL ASSET OVERHEAD PAYMENT INFORMATION PAYMENT OF TAXES PENSION PERSONAL ASSETS PERSONAL PROPERTY POLICY MAKERS PRESENT VALUE PRIVATE CREDIT PRIVATE CREDIT BUREAU PRIVATE CREDIT BUREAUS PRIVATE PROPERTY PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR CREDIT PROCUREMENT PROPERTY RIGHTS PUBLIC REGISTRY PUBLIC SALE PURCHASING QUERIES REFRIGERATION REGISTRATION FEE REGISTRATION FEES REGISTRATION PROCESS REGISTRATION SYSTEM REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS RESULT RESULTS RETURN RETURNS RISK MANAGEMENT RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SALES SALES AGREEMENT SEARCH SECURITIES SECURITIES REGULATIONS SECURITY AGREEMENT SECURITY INTEREST SHAREHOLDER SHAREHOLDERS STAMP DUTIES STAMP DUTY STOCK EXCHANGE SUPERANNUATION TAX TAX COLLECTION TAX CONCESSIONS TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER TAX INCENTIVES TAX RATE TAX RATES TAX REFORMS TAX REVENUE TAX RULES TAX SYSTEM TECHNICAL STANDARDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE TELEPHONE LINE TIME FRAME TRADING TRADING COSTS TRANSACTION TRANSACTIONS LAW TRANSACTIONS SYSTEM TRANSLATION TRANSPARENCY TURNOVER UNSECURED CREDITORS USER USERS VERIFICATION WAREHOUSE WAREHOUSES
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | East Asia and Pacific | Latin America & Caribbean | Caribbean | Oceania
2014-07-22T19:29:24Z | 2014-07-22T19:29:24Z | 2013-10-29

This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in Small Island States. It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: Caribbean States, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and Southern African Development Community. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2013, except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January to December 2012. Regional Doing Business reports capture differences in business regulations and their enforcement across countries in a single region. They provide data on the ease of doing business, rank each location, and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas. The report sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time. The data set covers 47 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 25 in East Asia and the Pacific, 25 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 20 in the Middle East and North Africa and 8 in South Asia, as well as 31 OECD high-income economies. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why.

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