Chinese Internet: the global battle has begun (1/2)

In a previous series, Alban Fournier, our globetrotter who fell in love with Asia warned us that China was the next worldwide International giant in the making. In this piece, he is expatiating on this previous report and delving into the details of what makes Chinese Internet players stand out from the crowd.

[this report is published in instalments, type http://bit.ly/albanchina2 to put all the pieces back together]

Red tape is good for business!

Today’s selection is…

An article published in the “briefing” section of Time magazine dated November 14, 2011 (“The Deregulation Myth: Ignore the rhetoric, nations with more rules grow faster).

Time Regulation diagram
In this article, Time magazine have produced their own info-graphic from data taken from the World Bank, OECD and the IMF.

Their diagram (thumbnail picture on the lefthand side, buy a reprint for details) shows that it’s easier to do business in many countries in which it is customary to say that it’s not easy to do business.

Beyond the obvious first two contenders (US and UK) we find countries not always hailed for their lack of regulations like Saudi Arabia, Australia, Germany, Japan… And France!