Doing business in Greece gets ever harder, data shows

Greece has slipped further in the international competitiveness chart in terms of starting an enterprise, dropping five more places this year in the list of countries surveyed for the World Bank's annual Doing Business report.

This country's scores have headed south in all but one field examined, to end up 72nd in the world.

It seems that doing business in Greece is becoming more difficult with every year that passes. The country's score slipped 0.12 percentage points, allowing five other states to overtake it.

Greece is now below countries including Rwanda, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan and Albania, just as Cyprus has reached 57th place and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia now ranks 10th. New Zealand stayed on top.

Although Greece has made progress as far as issuing building permits is concerned, it has upped - at the expense of citizens and...

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