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Doing business 2009 : country profile for Australia - comparing regulation in 181 economies (English)

Doing Business 2009 is the sixth in a series of annual reports investigating regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 181 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time. This paper presents the summary Doing Business indicators for Australia. The paper includes the following headings: introduction, starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and closing a business.


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    Doing business 2009 : country profile for Australia - comparing regulation in 181 economies

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Doing business 2009 : country profile for Australia - comparing regulation in 181 economies (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.