Ease of Doing Business in
This page summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for the Marshall Islands. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.
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The time and cost required to resolve bankruptcies is shown below. The data identifies weaknesses in existing bankruptcy law and the main procedural and administrative bottlenecks in the bankruptcy process. The recovery rate, expressed in terms of how many cents on the dollar claimants recover from the insolvent firm, is also shown.
The average duration of bankruptcy proceedings. The time of the proceedings is recorded in calendar years and includes all appeals and delays.
The average cost of bankruptcy proceedings. The cost of the proceedings is recorded as a percentage of the estate’s value.
The recovery rate calculates how many cents on the dollar secured creditors recover from an insolvent firm at the end of insolvency proceedings.
The index measures what type of proceedings (liquidation, reorganization or both) debtors and creditors can initiate and what standard is used to declare a debtor insolvent.
The index tests provisions on continuation and rejection of contracts during insolvency, avoidance of preferential and undervalued transactions and post-commencement credit.
The index measures whether and how creditors vote on a reorganization plan and what protections are available to dissenting creditors.
The index tests creditors’ participation in and rights during liquidation and reorganization proceedings.
The index is the sum of four component indices: commencement of proceedings index, management of debtor’s assets index, reorganization proceedings index and creditor participation index.
**The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...
***Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.
Note: Even if the economy’s legal framework includes provisions related to insolvency proceedings (liquidation or reorganization), the economy receives 0 points for the strength of insolvency framework index, if time, cost and outcome indicators are recorded as “no practice”.
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