BDO GERMANY - BDO launches the 2017 edition of the International Business Compass
27 September 2017
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For the sixth year in a row, BDO and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) publish the "BDO International Business Compass" (BDO IBC) as an index for the business climate attractiveness of countries worldwide. The index compares countries in terms of their attractiveness as production and marketing locations.
The 2017 edition of the BDO International Business Compass focuses on trade openness. The report evaluates current trade barriers using various metrics and carries out an empirical analysis of the effects of protectionism on growth.
In addition, this edition looks at innovation and presents the updated ranking of the IBC overall index as a yardstick of local attractiveness. With this analysis BDO hops to provide corporate decision-makers with a useful tool for selecting locations for their companies.