6 October 2011
New Zealand has the top ranking for protecting investors as a result of the ‘Doing Business Project’ by the World Bank in June 2010. ‘This topic measures the strength of minority shareholder protections against misuse of corporate assets by directors for their personal gain’. From 183 countries in the study Singapore was ranked 2nd, and other major economies such as The United States was ranked 5th and our neighboring country Australia was ranked 59th.
This is just another reason why to choose New Zealand when thinking about your next investment opportunity.