1 Hong Kong 84,39
2 Singapore 84,10
3 Netherlands* 81,18
4 Switzerland* 80,69
5 Norway* 78,80
6 Denmark* 77,92
7 Ireland* 76,84
8 Great Britain* 76,13
9 Canada* 75,81
10 Australia* 75,68
11 New Zealand* 74,99
12 Germany* 74,89
13 Belgium* 74,15
14 Sweden* 74,11
15 USA* 73,77
16 Austria* 73,39
17 Finland* 72,75
18 Iceland* 72,25
19 Qatar 71,38
20 Japan* 68,95
21 Taiwan 68,61
22 United Arab Emirates 68,25
23 Brunei Darussalam 67,57
24 Malta 67,43
25 France* 67,30
26 Czech Republic* 66,85
27 South Korea* 66,84
28 Estonia* 66,49
29 Israel* 65,94
30 Chile* 65,30
31 Oman 64,83
32 Slovenia* 64,33
33 Cyprus 63,36
34 Poland* 62,80
35 Italy* 62,63
36 Bahrain 61,93
37 Malaysia 61,73
38 Lithuania 61,67
39 Latvia 61,59
40 Slovakia* 61,54
41 Hungary* 61,26
42 Spain* 60,99
43 Portugal* 60,71
44 Kuwait 60,46
45 Uruguay 58,88
46 Mauritius 58,70
47 Romania 58,69
48 Samoa 58,63
49 Saudi Arabia 58,61
50 Georgia 58,35
51 Barbados 57,59
52 Bulgaria 56,96
53 Bahamas 56,76
54 Costa Rica 56,48
55 Saint Lucia 56,36
56 Montenegro 56,35
57 Croatia 56,29
58 Panama 56,16
59 Kosovo 56,06
60 Turkey* 55,15
61 Trinidad and Tobago 54,81
62 Jordan 54,79
63 Mexico* 54,18
64 Kazakhstan 53,88
65 Peru 53,83
66 Botswana 53,72
67 Rwanda 53,50
68 Greece* 53,40
69 Thailand 53,13
70 Mongolia 52,90
71 Jamaica 52,85
72 Vanuatu 52,70
73 Albania 52,64
74 Armenia 52,60
75 Colombia 52,52
76 Macedonia 52,41
77 Serbia 52,24
78 Fiji 52,14
79 Azerbaijan 51,87
80 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51,14
81 El Salvador 50,91
82 Namibia 50,90
83 Dominican Republic 50,47
84 Moldova 50,31
85 Maldives 50,03
86 Belize 49,91
87 China 49,83
88 Philippines 49,68
89 Belarus 49,63
90 Cape Verde 49,58
91 Vietnam 49,47
92 Brazil 49,46
93 Sri Lanka 49,41
94 Suriname 49,03
95 Guatemala 48,92
96 Nicaragua 48,86
97 Kyrgyz Republic 48,78
98 Lebanon 48,76
99 Paraguay 48,55
100 Russia 48,48
101 Ghana 48,37
102 Solomon Islands 48,36
103 Bhutan 48,31
104 Morocco 48,25
105 Tunisia 48,20
106 Timor-Leste 47,87
107 Indonesia 47,85
108 South Africa 47,80
109 Cambodia 47,02
110 Papua New Guinea 47,00
111 Ecuador 46,60
112 Uganda 46,43
113 Benin 46,33
114 Zambia 46,28
115 Argentina 46,12
116 Guyana 46,09
117 Tanzania 45,63
118 Senegal 45,61
119 India 45,08
120 Honduras 45,06
121 Gabon 45,00
122 Malawi 44,93
123 Lao 44,67
124 Egypt 44,62
125 Burkina Faso 44,61
126 Sao Tome and Principe 44,49
127 Bangladesh 44,45
128 Madagascar 44,40
129 Algeria 44,23
130 Ukraine 43,15
131 Iraq 43,04
132 Tajikistan 42,97
133 Kenya 42,89
134 Djibouti 42,73
135 Liberia 42,53
136 Burundi 42,39
137 Swaziland 42,27
138 Togo 42,19
139 Ivory Coast 42,17
140 Nepal 42,05
141 Haiti 41,85
142 Pakistan 41,61
143 Bolivia 41,38
144 Usbekistan 41,18
145 Ethiopia 40,96
146 Niger 40,91
147 Mali 40,81
148 Myanmar 39,74
149 Comoros 39,71
150 Sierra Leone 39,58
151 Nigeria 39,56
152 Guinea 39,22
153 Angola 39,11
154 Gambia 39,08
155 Iran 39,01
156 Cameroon 38,87
157 Congo 38,64
158 Lesotho 38,56
159 Equatorial Guinea 38,13
160 Yemen 37,59
161 Afghanistan 37,20
162 Turkmenistan 37,05
163 Mozambique 36,55
164 Guinea-Bissau 36,23
165 Mauritania 35,69
166 Chad 35,21
167 Libya 33,69
168 Zimbabwe 32,76
169 Venezuela 32,25
170 Eritrea 31,25
171 Democratic Republic of the Congo 30,54
172 Central African Republic 29,25
173 Sudan 28,94
174 Nordkorea 28,31

Source: HWWI, BDO IBC 2016; database 2014; 1) Source: UNCTAD 2) Source: IWF

BDO international Business Compass

The BDO International Business Compass measure the attractiveness of a country as a multi-dimensional concept in three dimensions: the economic, politico-legal and socio-cultural conditions. The appeal of a country is associated with its level of development. It is understood as a combination of economic, politico-legal and social factors. On the one hand, the attractiveness of a particular country with regard to potential investment decisions is at the forefront, which clearly expresses an economical perspective. On the other hand, economic factors alone can only reflect the situation of a country in a limited fashion, because political, legal, social and cultural aspects also play a part and ultimately have an influence on how appealing a country is as an investment location. The three dimensions correlate with each other and are therefore statistically not entirely independent. However, this is neither required for their aggregation within the index, nor is it realistically achievable. From a statistical point of view, the attractiveness of a country is a level variable as a result of the interaction of a number of factors. The selected indicators may have both a positive and a negative effect on the overall structure, i.e. increase or decrease the attractiveness. The selection of indicators is based on whether they have a logically explicable and, if possible, already proven influence on the attractiveness construct. The second step aggregates specific factors in two sub-indices. The aim is to bundle information through indicators that have an influence on the appeal of a particular country as a potential market or production site.

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

BDO IBC – INTERACTIVE MANAGEMENT SUMMARY