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Red Tape Risk: Who in the G20 Is Cutting It?

By Eric Roston - 2013-11-15T15:08:34Z

Photograph by Ashok Sinha

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2014 Rank: 21
Change From 2013 Rank: Demoted by 2

Germany has become a global leader in renewable power generation, thanks partly to nimble governance. The nation out-ranks all nations other than Iceland and G20-member Korea for the ease with which businesses can register for and plug into a power source. 

In its weakest category, investor protections, Germany ranks 98th, falling below the OECD rich-world average on scores for disclosure requirements, director liability, and shareholders right to sue directors. Left: the Reichstag building in Berlin.

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