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India excelled in Protecting Minority Investors: Report by WB

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As per World Bank report of Doing Business 2016, India ranked at 8th position globally which is ahead of developed nations like US, Germany and Japan in Minority Investors Protection.

  • Among BRICS countries India leads the chart while China ranked at 134th position.

India excelled in Protecting Minority Investors - Report by WBReport measures the strength of minority shareholder protections against misuse of corporate assets by directors for their personal gain as well as shareholder rights, governance safeguards and corporate transparency requirements that reduce the risk of abuse.

Countries topped in protecting minority investors

Rank Country
Singapore 1
New Zealand 1
Hong Kong 1
Malaysia 4
United kingdom 4
Canada 6
Slovenia 7
India 8
India leads BRICS
South Africa 14
Brazil 29
Russia 66
China 134
India scores over developed Nations
United States 35
Japan 36
Germany 49
Australia 66

  • India shared its 8th position with Albania, Ireland, Israel, Mongolia and Korea

India’s scores in different parameter by World Bank

Extent of conflict of interest regulations index 6.7/10
Extent of shareholder governance index 8.0/10
Strength of minority investor protection index 7.3/10

Ranking Parameters
This report is a part of the latest “Doing Business 2016” report of the World Bank that covers 189 economies, where India’s was ranked at 130th position for ease of doing business. The overall ranking is based on ten factors:

  • Starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency.