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Paris - Doing Business 2012 Presentation

On November 16th World Bank Chief Strategy Officer Neil Gregory was invited by PSLO for France Philippe Gautier based at MEDEF International to present the main findings of the DB 2012 report. Around 80 representatives from the business community and government institutions attended the event, which was chaired and moderated by Thierry Courtaigne, Vice President of MEDEF International. Neil Gregory discussed with the audience about key reforms governments could undertake to improve business climate with a focus on SME's. Among the 11 indicators used, this 9th annual Doing Business report, covering 183 countries, includes the new indicator "getting electricity". The audience made proposals for aspects that they considered useful to take into consideration in future reports, among them, access to credit, reliable infrastructure and utilities as well as implementation of anti-corruption measures.




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