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Investment freedom - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 was 59 points.The highest value was in Luxembourg: 95 points and the lowest value was in Iran: 5 points. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Investment freedom.

Investment freedom index (0-100), 2019
(points, Source: The Heritage Foundation);



Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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