The 9 best countries in the world to start a business

Countries in central and northern Europe dominate a global ranking of the best places to start a business — although a central American state tops the list. The index, compiled by Wharton University and market research firm Y&R, evaluates a total of 80 countries which collectively account for 95% of global gross domestic product. The overall ranking considers a wide range of factors to create an overall “best countries” index, including entrepreneurship, heritage, quality of life, and openness for business. Business Insider took a look at the “openness for business” subindex, which considers a range of factors including the price of manufacturing costs, levels of bureaucracy, tax environment, transparency of… Read More

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The pound is drifting lower ahead of Article 50 being triggered

LONDON — The pound is falling against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday morning, ahead of the beginning of the official Brexit progress later in the day. The UK government is set to deliver a letter triggering Article 50 to the European Commission around lunchtime on Wednesday, officially beginning the two-year period for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May was pictured signing the letter on Tuesday evening. While Brexit is no surprise, the official trigger is likely to bring fears about trade deals and Britain’s position in the world post-Brexit to the front of traders’ minds. As a result, sterling is suffering. The pound… Read More

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Bailout to UP farmers could haunt Modi as other states demand a similar package

An election promise to farmers in the politically sensitive state of Uttar Pradesh is coming back to haunt Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as other states demand the federal government offer an agriculture bailout package across the country. The post Bailout to UP farmers could haunt Modi as other states demand a similar package appeared first on The Financial Express. …read more Source:: The Financial Express – Economy

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