Papua New Guinea: Legal rights

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 Papua New Guinea

Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong)

 Latest value 9
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 2014 - 2020
 Average 6.43
 Min - Max 3 - 9
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 2014 to 2020. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 6.43 points with a minimum of 3 points in 2014 and a maximum of 9 points in 2017. The latest value from 2020 is 9 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 186 countries is 5.69 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The index of legal right for creditors and borrowers in Papua New Guinea ranges from 0 (no rights) to 12 (strong rights). Stronger legal rights such as efficient bankruptcy procedures, rules for financial disclosure, clear property rights, etc. facilitate lending.
Definition: The strength of legal rights index measures whether certain features that facilitate lending exist within the appli­cable collateral and bankruptcy laws. The index ranges from 0 to 12 based on the methodology in the Doing Business 15-20 studies.


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 Lending-deposit interest rate spread 7.77 2019 interest rate points
 Bank cost to income ratio 37.59 2012 percent
 Non-performing loans 4.78 2022 percent
 Bank overhead cost 3.92 2012 percent
 Net interest margin 6.28 2012 percent
 Bank credit to deposits 57.69 2020 percent
 Return on assets 6.00 2012 percent
 Return on equity 42.97 2012 percent
 Banking system z-scores 13.47 2012 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 29.78 2012 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 50.06 2012 percent
 Lending interest rate 7.99 2022 percent
 Real interest rate -6.46 2022 percent
 Legal rights 9.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 5.00 2019 points
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