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New Zealand Ranked Highest For Ease Of Doing Business

In the latest rankings from The World Bank, New Zealand has placed first as the easiest country to conduct domestic and international business with.

Auckland is a thriving location for businesses in New Zealand  (photo:

   Written by James Skinner

Out of 190 countries researched, report concluded that New Zealand was the easiest country to conduct business with, with the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada all making the top 11%.

According to The World Bank, a high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm, and measures key business factors such as dealing with construction permits, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom continue to be attractive locations for business innovation and investment, and will continue to improve their global rankings as CANZUK International campaigns for migration agreements and trade deals between the four countries.

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