Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Doing Business measures the strength of minority shareholder protections against directors’ misuse of corporate assets for personal gain. The indicators distinguish 3 dimensions of investor protection: transparency of transactions (extent of disclosure index), liability for self-dealing (extent of director liability index) and shareholders’ ability to sue officers and directors for misconduct (ease of shareholder suits index). The data come from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on company laws, codes of civil procedure and securities regulations. To make the data comparable across countries, several assumptions about the business and the transaction are used. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.


1 Venezuela 142 2005
2 Costa Rica 134 2005
3 Philippines 132 2005
4 Honduras 129 2005
5 Mexico 125 2005
6 Guatemala 122 2005
7 Ecuador 113 2005
8 Dominican Republic 112 2005
9 Bolivia 98 2005
10 Panama 92 2005
11 El Salvador 81 2005
12 Uruguay 76 2005
13 Nicaragua 72 2005
14 Argentina 51 2005
15 Paraguay 43 2005
16 Colombia 37 2005
17 Chile 36 2005
18 Peru 21 2005


Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking


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