Malaysia retains its spot as global leader in the ease of Doing Business but as it moves forward, leveraging untapped potential is key to sustaining growth and competitiveness.

Varun Eknath |

Malaysia is now a top global performer in the Doing Business rankings. But the question that now remains is how the country can sustain its encouraging overall reform momentum. (Photo: bigstock/…

Maksym Iavorskyi |

Global benchmarking reports are great conversation starters. Here in Singapore, a nation defined by its drive for excellence, these benchmarking reports are held as evidence of the country’s…

Paramita Dasgupta |

A Thai business owner in Chiang Mai might open a small resort serving local people as well as tourists. It would probably take him about two months to set up his business after finding the…

Ulrich Zachau |

Have you ever felt like you are in a race and each time you pass another competitor, more keep showing up ahead on the race track in an endless marathon? Well, countries striving to be competitive…

Laura Altinger |

Philippines: World Bank Reaffirms Commitment for Inclusive Growth in Bangsamoro World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg ensures support for overall peace and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Available in: Español | عربي Noranna busy at work: A true-blooded Moro, she is among the many witnesses to the struggle around her. As a child, she saw how conflict affected the lives of the…

Hana Kabagani |

Earlier today, the World Bank released its annual Doing Business report, which tracks business regulation reforms and ranks emerging economies on the “ease of doing business.”

James I Davison |

The investment climate is the fundamental socio-economic framework in which firms operate – the macroeconomic and trade policies they face, the labor and financial markets in which they recruit…

Xubei Luo |

  Restaurants in Mongolia can face fines for not having the right number of forks. Mongolia's done a good job in reforming its business environment since the collapse of communism in the…

David Lawrence |