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Protestors take to the streets as Modi urges Indians to join digital world

Indians protest against ban on large rupee notesWith banks overwhelmed by desperate account holders and crowds of Indians taking to city streets to protest at his decision to give the country four hours’ notice of a ban on 500- and 1000-rupee notes, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi used yesterday’s monthly radio broadcast to defend his actions and to call on the nation’s SMEs and casual work force to use digital payment channels as part of the fight against endemic corruption. (more…)

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Retailers warn of disruption from Russian road levy

Russian truckers protest over federal road levyRussian road levy: Russian retailers have warned that the introduction of a new federal levy on 12-ton trucks could disrupt supplies and lead to goods shortages in stores.
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Azeri satellites exempted from property tax in bid to boost telecoms sector

Azerspace 1Azeri satellites: Draft amendments to the country’s tax code have been put forward to Parliament as part of the government’s attempts to diversify Azerbaijan’s economy away from oil and gas and to turn it into a serious competitor in the global telecommunications market.
Azerbaijan launched its first Azersat-1 satellite from the Guiana Space Center in 2013, and earlier this month announced that it had selected an unnamed partner to build a second one. 

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Finance Ministry explores ways of raising Russian oil tax

falling oil pricesRussian oil tax: The Russian Finance Ministry is rumoured to be considering introducing a new mechanism for calculating tax due on mineral extraction revenues in a move that could raise a further $24bn over the next three years.
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Cost of Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan 2013: JICA

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A guide to opening a business in Kyrgyzstan prepare jointly by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Kyrgyz Republic’s Chamber of Commerce.The guide covers the methods of opening an enterprise; required procedures; and costs, licenses and permits; certificates; taxes and social payments; and logistics and cargo transportation.

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Doing Business in Europe & Central Asia 2015 – World Bank

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A comparison of the business environments in 26 countries in Europe & Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, BosniaHerzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia FYR, Moldova, Montenegro,Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

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Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2015 – World Bank:

Dealing with construction permits In Uzbekistan requires 23 procedures, takes 160 days and costs 1.7% of the warehouse value. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

  • Introduction
  • The business environment
  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permit
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting minority investors
  • Taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving insolvency
  • Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking
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Doing Business in Tajikistan 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Tajikistan 2015 – World Bank:

Starting a business in Tajikistan requires 4 procedures, takes 39 days, and costs 23.3% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Russia 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Russia 2015 – World Bank
Starting a business in Russia requires 4.4 procedures, takes 11.2 days and costs 1.2% of income per capita ( Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan 2015 – World Bank


Starting a business in Kyrgyzstan requires 2 procedures, takes days and costs 2.4% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities. See the chapter on distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking at the end of this profile for more details.)

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Belarus 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Belarus 2015 – World Bank
Starting a business In Belarus requires 5 procedures, takes 9 days, and costs 0.8% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.)

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2015 – World Bank:

Starting a business in Kazakhstan requires 6 procedures, takes 10 days, and costs 0.5% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2015 – World Bank


Starting a business in Uzbekistan there requires 7 procedures, takes 7.5 days and costs 3.3% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business Guide Turkmenistan 2012/13 – PwC

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Doing Business Guide Turkmenistan 2012/13 – PwC
According to the CIA World Factbook 2008 figures, Turkmenistan ranks 7th in the world in terms of its GDP growth rate. Although it is wealthy in natural resources in certain areas, most of the country (over 80%) is covered by the Karakum (Black Sands) Desert. At 188,457 mi² (488,100 km²), Turkmenistan is the world’s 52nd-largest country. It is slightly smaller than Spain, and slightly larger than the US state of California. 

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Doing Business Guide Tajikistan 2012/13 – PwC

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Doing Business Guide Tajikistan 2012/13 – PwC

Shortly after its declaration of independence in 1991, the Tajikistan currency market faced a unique situation when cash payments were made with Russian rubles and non-cash payments were settled with hyperinflated Soviet rubles. The difference between their values resulted in drastic damage to the Tajikistan economy. In mid-1995, the Tajikistan government introduced a Tajik ruble, underwent a conversion and denomination process, and established the Tajik Interbank Currency Exchange. This contributed to the reduction of inflation rates from 2100% in 1995 to 40% in 1996. The inflation rate was approximately 6.4% in 2010.

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Doing Business Guide Kyrgyzstan 2012/13 – PwC

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Doing Business Guide Kyrgyzstan 2012/13 – PwC
Kyrgyzstan’s GDP for the first two quarters in 2011 was approximately US$2.3bn, a 5.5% increase on the same period in 2010. This growth was mainly connected with the increase in gold production and construction activities. However, Kyrgyzstan is witnessing an increase in inflation, which was at 7.2% compared to the December of the previous year. Agriculture constitutes around one-third of the GDP and more than one-third of employment.
The mountainous terrain accommodates raising livestock – the largest agricultural activity. The primary crops include cotton, wheat, vegetables, fruit, and berries. While petroleum and gas reserves are negligible, Kyrgyzstan is rich in mineral resources such as gold and other precious metals. 

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Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2014 – PwC

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Doing Business in Kazakhstan 2014 – PwC
General Overview Kazakhstan, the second largest of the former Soviet republics in land mass, has huge fossil fuel reserves as well as other minerals and metals. It also has considerable agricultural potential with its vast steppe accommodating both livestock and grain production. The industrial sector relies on the extraction and processing of these natural resources and also on a relatively large machinery building sector specializing in construction equipment, tractors, agricultural machinery and some defense items.

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Doing Business in Azerbaijan 2015 – World Bank

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Starting a business in Azerbaijan requires 3 procedures, takes 5 days, and costs 3.1% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.)

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Iran 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Iran 2015 – World Bank

Starting a business in Iran requires 6 procedures, takes 12 days, costs 3.1% of income per capita and requires paid-in minimum capital of 0.0% of income per capita. (Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.) 

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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Doing Business in Turkey 2015 – World Bank

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Doing Business in Turkey 2015 – World Bank: Opening a business in Turkey requires procedures, takes 6.5 days, costs 16.4% of income per capita and requires paid-in minimum capital of 12.1% of income per capita.( Most indicator sets refer to a case scenario in the largest business city of an economy, except for 11 economies for which the data are a population-weighted average of the 2 largest business cities.)

Introduction
The business environment
Starting a business
Dealing with construction permit
Getting electricity
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting minority investors
Taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts 
Resolving insolvency
Distance to frontier and ease of doing business ranking

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