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Investing Across Borders is a World Bank Group initiative comparing regulation of foreign direct investment around the world. It presents quantitative indicators on economies' laws, regulations, and practices affecting how foreign companies invest across sectors, start businesses, access industrial land, and arbitrate commercial disputes.
Boosting FDI competitiveness through better regulation

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Investing Across Borders Investing Across Borders 2010 provides selected indicators of foreign direct investment regulation in 87 economies.

Full Report (PDF, 2.1MB)
Overview (PDF, 202KB)
Note on Report Revisions (PDF, 640KB)

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Many large economies restrict foreign ownership of transportation and electricity companies. More...
  • It can take anywhere from a week to half a year to establish a subsidiary of a foreign company. More...
  • The process of leasing industrial land can take up to a year in some economies. More...
  • Nearly 10% of the surveyed economies do not have a specific arbitration law. More...

WHAT'S NEW

The Contributors section has been updated to include information on contributors to our 2011/2012 data collection.