- Doing Business introduces 3 new measures of minority investor protections this year—indices on shareholders’ rights and role in major corporate decisions, on governance structure and on corporate transparency.
- Economies with the most developed securities markets tend to have the highest average scores on the 3 new indices.
- On average, OECD high-income economies offer the strongest protections as measured by the new indices and continue to provide the strongest protections as measured by the existing ones.
- Among 189 economies worldwide, India follows the largest share of the good practices measured by the new indices.
- On average, shareholders of listed companies are more protected than those of nonlisted companies.
- Overall, minority investors are more protected in economies that distinguish between shareholders of listed companies and shareholders of nonlisted ones.