The Netherlands emerges as the best place for business in Europe: Bloomberg ranking The Netherlands is the world’s second best place to do business, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Hong Kong took first place as per the rankings.
Bloomberg Rankings measured 160 markets on a scale of zero to 100 percent based on six factors. These are the costs of setting up business, hiring and moving goods; the degree of economic integration; less tangible costs such as inflation and corruption; and the readiness of the local consumer base, a category that includes the size of the middle class, household consumption and gross domestic product per person.
The Netherlands was ranked second which was due to its economic climate, 5 major ports and its being a gateway to Europe with 14% of road links and 57% of distribution centers in Europe The U.S., the U.K. and Australia occupied the next three leading slots after HK and the Netherlands. India was ranked 49th with Brazil in the 50th position.
Source: Indodutchconnect.com 12-04-2012