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Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong), 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 11 countries was 6.91 points. The highest value was in Brunei: 12 points and the lowest value was in the Philippines: 1 points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Legal rights, 2020 Global rank Available data
Brunei 12 1 2014 - 2020
Cambodia 10 2 2014 - 2020
India 9 3 2014 - 2020
Singapore 8 4 2014 - 2020
Vietnam 8 5 2014 - 2020
Malaysia 7 6 2014 - 2020
Thailand 7 7 2014 - 2020
Indonesia 6 8 2014 - 2020
Laos 6 9 2014 - 2020
Burma 2 10 2014 - 2020
Philippines 1 11 2014 - 2020



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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