United Arab Emirates: Business freedom

(measure: points; source: The Heritage Foundation)

United Arab Emirates: Business freedom index (0-100)

: For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the United Arab Emirates from 1996 to 2018. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 73 points with a minumum of 48 points in 2008 and a maximum of 85 points in 1996. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Business Freedom index for the UA Emirates from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of the UA Emirates in the regulatory process.

Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).
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