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BDO IBC - International Business Compass 2017

12 May 2017

Original content provided by BDO Georgia

Orginal content provided by BDO Germany

Six years in a row BDO and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) publish the "BDO International Business Compass" (BDO IBC) as an index for determining the attractiveness of international countries for companies.

This year’s focus of the BDO International Business Compass is on trade openness. We evaluate the current level of trade barriers using various metrics and carry out an empirical analysis of the effects of protectionism on growth. In addition to our in-depth look at innovation, we present the updated ranking of the IBC overall index as a yardstick of local attractiveness. With this analysis we hope to provide corporate decision-makers with a useful tool for selecting locations for their companies.