Forbes: Denmark best country for business

Denmark once again takes the lead position in the prestigious ranking Best Countries for Business by Forbes.

Denmark takes the first spot in the Best Countries for Business 2015 ranking by Forbes.

Denmark ranks in the top 20 in all but one of the 11 metrics used to measure the Best Countries for Business, scoring top points for personal and monetary freedom and low corruption.

Transparent and efficient

Denmark’s regulatory climate is praised as one of the world’s “most transparent and efficient”, and despite its wide-ranging welfare state, Denmark is very much a market-based economy, according to Forbes.

“Denmark has ranked first in six of the ten annual editions of Forbes’ Best Countries list. The 2015 ranking confirms that Denmark offers one of the world’s most attractive and dynamic business environments. Greater Copenhagen offers very competitive taxes and business costs, a famously flexible labour market, innovative companies and industry clusters, and a highly skilled workforce”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity who assists foreign investors, businesses and talent in setting up and growing their business in Greater Copenhagen.

Innovation, technology and market performance

  • No. 1 for corruption
  • No. 1 for monetary freedom
  • No. 1 for personal freedom
  • No. 9 for technology
  • No. 9 for trade freedom
  • No. 10 for innovation
  • No. 10 for market performance
  • No. 11 for property rights
  • No. 12 for tax burden

About the Best Countries for Business

The Best Countries for Business grades 144 nations on 11 different factors: corruption, freedom, innovation, taxes, property rights, technology, red tape, investor protection and stock market performance. Each category was equally weighted. The data came from published reports from the following organisations: Freedom House, Heritage Foundation, Property Rights Alliance, Transparency International, World Bank Group and World Economic Forum.

See the Best Countries for Business 2015

See Denmark’s full profile in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business 2015

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