Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies

December 20, 2019 | News

Taco and Reint covered the Dutch aspects regarding real estate transactions and property registrations.

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies— from  Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

Our partner Taco de Lange and Candidate civil law notary Reint Bolhuis have been invited to cover the Dutch aspects regarding real estate transactions and property registrations.

The Doing Business 2020 study shows that developing economies are catching up with developed economies in ease of doing business. Still, the gap remains wide. An entrepreneur in a low-income economy typically spends around 50 percent of the country’s per-capita income to launch a company, compared with just 4.2 percent for an entrepreneur in a high-income economy. It takes nearly six times as long on average to start a business in the economies ranked in the bottom 50 as in the top 20. There’s ample room for developing economies to catch up with developed countries on most of the Doing Business indicators. Performance in the area of legal rights, for example, remains weakest among low- and middle-income economies.

Data in Doing Business 2020 are current as of May 1, 2019. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify  what reforms of business regulation have worked, where and why.

Click here to read Doing Business 2020.

Should you have any questions regarding the real estate transactions and property registrations aspects of the research, do not hesitate to contacting Taco or Reint.

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