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Ease of doing business - Poland ranks 72nd in the world


db1874 7 | 227  
9 Sep 2009 /  #1
some interesting statistics from the World Bank, Poland ranks as 72nd place in the world for the ease of doing business, 15th in the world for the ease of getting credit.

full stats here: doingbusiness.org/economyrankings/
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
9 Sep 2009 /  #2
Looking at this list and seeing the US on 4th, UK on 5th and Ireland on 7th place, and other English speaking countries or countries where English is not a big problem, I can't help thinking that language is crucial, not economical strength.

M-G (NL = 30th)
mvefa 5 | 591  
9 Sep 2009 /  #3
also burocracy has a huge influence, tax laws and infrastructure, key factors for investors
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
9 Sep 2009 /  #4
True.

M-G (has his album finally done)
Teemu 6 | 21  
9 Sep 2009 /  #5
Well guys, I'm from Russia and we're on 120th place, and this is a real true. As for Poland, what are problems there? You don't need to have paper contracts, you don't have to have acts of an acceptance signed by buyer and seller, you don't have problems with receiving money from abroad, you don't even have too much businesses which require to obtain license in order to run in law. In Russia, for example, you need to get a license from FSB (former KGB) if you're setting up an internet cafe or decided to set up a hosting company...I'm even not talking about building and construction...so I must say, you're happy people here without such obstacles as we have, so what are your main problems with business?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
10 Sep 2009 /  #6
you don't even have too much businesses which require to obtain license in order to run in law.

We have many of them, idiotic tax system (high and very complicated taxes), huge burocracy, complicted law which often can be interprated in many different ways, serious problem with corruption (maybe not as big as in Russia but one of the worst in EU) and total morons in the government no matter who wins elections. Sometimes I wonder why this country hasn't fallen down yet.
Juche 9 | 292  
10 Sep 2009 /  #7
so what are your main problems with business?

lets add rampant nepotism to this list.
Teemu 6 | 21  
10 Sep 2009 /  #8
Hmm, but what do you mean under bureaucracy? For me Russian bureaucracy is the model one. I don't think that the worst exists. As for high taxes, polish taxes are way too lower than in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands...so they must feel even worse. Even we at Russia have 20% on profit and 35% Russian ZUS and 13% personal income. A bit lower than yours on personal income, but still, very high. I'm not even talking about German taxes for exmple.

Juche Haha, these are fairytales compairing what we have in Russia)

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