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

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

Photograph by Rob Payne

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2014 Rank: 126
Change From 2013 Rank: Demoted by 5

The Doing Business report gives Argentina a few pats on the back, for reducing paperwork for importers, lowering security deposits for new electricity service, and making out-of-court insolvency negotiations easier to work out. Contract enforcement is the nation's strongest category; average costs fall below the OCED average, but it still lags in the number of required steps to open a firm and the time it takes to do so. 

The cost of incorporating a new business rose by half, to almost 20 percent of the average per capita income. Starting a business can take 14 steps and 25 days. 

The Doing Business study looks at the largest city in each country. Left: Buenos Aires.

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