Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Through Improved Regulations

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Sweden's Business Climate

Sweden’s overall regulatory business environment is among the most business friendly as measured by World Bank Group’s Doing Business, Foreign Direct Investment Regulations, and Women, Business and the Law
However, there are still significant potential efficiency gains from improving regulations on starting a business, paying taxes, labor markets and getting credit (PDF, 1.4MB)
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Doing Business 2014

Upcoming changes to the Doing Business Report

Additional cities included for large economies
Expanded coverage for most topics, including new data on quality of regulations
Calculation of rankings based on new scoring method
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