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How friendly is Indian government to businesses? Find out...

November 25, 2013 12:44 IST

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There are some governments that construct their policies in such a manner that running a company becomes less of a hassle, while others' policies are not that business friendly.

Let's take a look at how friendly some governments are.

Source: FT/Economist Global Business Barometer

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Canada

Very friendly: 30.1 per cent

Friendly: 46.1 per cent

Neutral: 18.9 per cent

Unfriendly: 3.9 per cent

Very unfriendly: 1.0 per cent

Overall rank: 1

Canada, which has a gross domestic product of $1.51 trillion, is one of the richest economies in the world.

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United States

Very friendly: 29.2 per cent

Friendly: 39.9 per cent

Neutral: 21.1 per cent

Unfriendly: 7.1 per cent

Very unfriendly: 2.8 per cent

Overall rank: 2

United States, which has a gross domestic product of $16.72 trillion, is the biggest economy in the world.

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United Kingdom

Very friendly: 21.3 per cent

Friendly: 43.7 per cent

Neutral: 25.6 per cent

Unfriendly: 7.7 per cent

Very unfriendly: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank: 3

United Kingdom, which has a gross domestic product of $2.37 trillion, is one of the biggest financial centres in the world.

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Germany

Very friendly: 14.0 per cent

Friendly: 42.2 per cent

Neutral: 34.3 per cent

Unfriendly: 8.1 per cent

Very unfriendly: 1.4 per cent

Overall rank: 4

Germany, which has a gross domestic product of $3.22 trillion, is the economic powerhouse of Europe.

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Japan

Very friendly: 8.8 per cent

Friendly: 30.5 per cent

Neutral: 41.8 per cent

Unfriendly: 15.7 per cent

Very unfriendly: 3.2 per cent

Overall rank: 5

Japan, which has a gross domestic product of $4.72 trillion, is one of the biggest economies in the world.

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China

Very friendly: 5.2 per cent

Friendly: 20.1 per cent

Neutral: 37.1 per cent

Unfriendly: 29.8 per cent

Very unfriendly: 7.8 per cent

Overall rank: 6

China, which has a gross domestic product of $13.37 trillion, is the fastest growing economy in the world.

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India

Very friendly: 5.1 per cent

Friendly: 20.9 per cent

Neutral: 37.2 per cent

Unfriendly: 27.2 per cent

Very unfriendly: 9.6 per cent

Overall rank: 7

India, which has a gross domestic product of $4.96 trillion, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Brazil

Very friendly: 4.7 per cent

Friendly: 27.1 per cent

Neutral: 46.3 per cent

Unfriendly: 18.8 per cent

Very unfriendly: 3.1 per cent

Overall rank: 8

Brazil, which has a gross domestic product of $2.42 trillion, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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France

Very friendly: 3.9 per cent

Friendly: 19.2 per cent

Neutral: 40.4 per cent

Unfriendly: 27.8 per cent

Very unfriendly: 8.7 per cent

Overall rank: 9

France, which has a gross domestic product of $2.27 trillion, is one of the richest economies in the world.

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Italy

Very friendly: 2.8 per cent

Friendly: 18.6 per cent

Neutral: 44.0 per cent

Unfriendly: 28.7 per cent

Very unfriendly: 6.0 per cent

Overall rank: 10

Italy, which has a gross domestic product of $1.80 trillion, occupies 10th rank when it comes to business-friendly government.

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Russia

Very friendly: 2.2 per cent

Friendly: 10.7 per cent

Neutral: 32.2 per cent

Unfriendly: 37.0 per cent

Very unfriendly: 17.9 per cent

Overall rank: 11

Russia, which has a gross domestic product of $2.55 trillion, has one of the highest reserves of gas in the world.


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