Protection of minority shareholder’s interests

scale 1-7, 2007–2017

Info Edit
    2007 Ranking
    1. Sweden 6.37
    2. Germany 6.14
    3. Denmark 6.06
    4. United Kingdom 5.94
    5. Finland 5.88
    6. New Zealand 5.87
    7. Austria 5.86
    8. Australia 5.86
    9. Ireland 5.77
    10. Norway 5.76
    11. Indonesia 5.74
    12. Puerto Rico 5.66
    13. South Africa 5.64
    14. Canada 5.63
    15. Hong Kong 5.61
    16. Belgium 5.61
    17. Netherlands 5.58
    18. Singapore 5.55
    19. Malaysia 5.53
    20. United States 5.50
    21. Iceland 5.45
    22. Bahrain 5.43
    23. Israel 5.40
    24. Switzerland 5.35
    25. Tunisia 5.34
    26. Malta 5.33
    27. India 5.31
    28. Chile 5.27
    29. Qatar 5.26
    30. Portugal 5.18
    31. South Korea 5.12
    32. Greece 5.12
    33. Barbados 5.10
    34. France 5.10
    35. Jordan 5.05
    36. Luxembourg 5.04
    37. Mauritius 5.02
    38. Japan 4.98
    39. Pakistan 4.97
    40. Thailand 4.89
    41. Estonia 4.88
    42. Namibia 4.86
    43. Zambia 4.85
    44. Cyprus 4.83
    45. Burkina Faso 4.80
    46. Brazil 4.80
    47. Gambia 4.79
    48. Hungary 4.73
    49. Syria 4.70
    50. Botswana 4.67
    51. Philippines 4.66
    52. Mali 4.65
    53. United Arab Emirates 4.64
    54. Spain 4.61
    55. Benin 4.60
    56. Turkey 4.58
    57. Zimbabwe 4.57
    58. Algeria 4.56
    59. Sri Lanka 4.53
    60. Tanzania 4.51
    61. Egypt 4.51
    62. Colombia 4.49
    63. Trinidad and Tobago 4.48
    64. Vietnam 4.48
    65. Costa Rica 4.47
    66. Oman 4.44
    67. Kenya 4.44
    68. Mexico 4.44
    69. Kuwait 4.40
    70. Saudi Arabia 4.40
    71. Jamaica 4.39
    72. Morocco 4.34
    73. Nigeria 4.33
    74. Ethiopia 4.26
    75. Uruguay 4.25
    76. Poland 4.25
    77. Peru 4.23
    78. Panama 4.23
    79. Senegal 4.22
    80. Libya 4.20
    81. Honduras 4.16
    82. Mauritania 4.14
    83. Czech Republic 4.13
    84. Lithuania 4.12
    85. Latvia 4.09
    86. Croatia 4.03
    87. Slovakia 4.03
    88. Italy 3.97
    89. Uganda 3.96
    90. Madagascar 3.95
    91. Bangladesh 3.93
    92. Burundi 3.92
    93. El Salvador 3.91
    94. Slovenia 3.91
    95. Mozambique 3.89
    96. Venezuela 3.89
    97. Guyana 3.89
    98. Cameroon 3.88
    99. Lesotho 3.85
    100. Tajikistan 3.84
    101. Guatemala 3.81
    102. Cambodia 3.80
    103. Chad 3.79
    104. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.78
    105. Montenegro 3.78
    106. Romania 3.77
    107. Nepal 3.73
    108. Paraguay 3.73
    109. Albania 3.71
    110. Kazakhstan 3.69
    111. Bolivia 3.62
    112. China 3.61
    113. Ecuador 3.61
    114. Argentina 3.58
    115. Armenia 3.44
    116. Nicaragua 3.33
    117. Azerbaijan 3.32
    118. Dominican Republic 3.32
    119. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.28
    120. Bulgaria 3.26
    121. Georgia 3.21
    122. Kyrgyzstan 3.14
    123. Russia 3.14
    124. Timor Leste 3.10
    125. Ukraine 3.06
    126. Serbia 3.02
    127. Mongolia 2.90
    2017 Ranking
    1. Finland 6.20
    2. Norway 5.86
    3. United Arab Emirates 5.69
    4. Singapore 5.67
    5. Hong Kong 5.62
    6. Qatar 5.60
    7. Canada 5.51
    8. United States 5.50
    9. New Zealand 5.46
    10. Sweden 5.46
    11. United Kingdom 5.44
    12. Luxembourg 5.42
    13. Switzerland 5.41
    14. Japan 5.33
    15. Netherlands 5.32
    16. Israel 5.29
    17. Germany 5.26
    18. Malaysia 5.20
    19. Belgium 5.15
    20. Australia 5.15
    21. Austria 5.10
    22. Bahrain 5.09
    23. Denmark 5.01
    24. Rwanda 5.00
    25. Oman 4.96
    26. Chile 4.91
    27. Iceland 4.91
    28. Malta 4.91
    29. South Africa 4.87
    30. France 4.86
    31. Mauritius 4.83
    32. Saudi Arabia 4.76
    33. Namibia 4.75
    34. Ireland 4.68
    35. Jamaica 4.63
    36. Thailand 4.53
    37. China 4.51
    38. Bhutan 4.49
    39. Indonesia 4.49
    40. Morocco 4.48
    41. India 4.46
    42. Azerbaijan 4.43
    43. Jordan 4.41
    44. Panama 4.39
    45. Uruguay 4.36
    46. Estonia 4.36
    47. Czech Republic 4.35
    48. Botswana 4.34
    49. Tunisia 4.33
    50. Philippines 4.30
    51. Costa Rica 4.23
    52. Kenya 4.21
    53. Sri Lanka 4.19
    54. Ghana 4.17
    55. Senegal 4.15
    56. Hungary 4.14
    57. Honduras 4.14
    58. Peru 4.13
    59. Tanzania 4.10
    60. Nigeria 4.08
    61. Brazil 4.07
    62. Gambia 4.06
    63. Egypt 4.06
    64. Zimbabwe 4.04
    65. Albania 4.03
    66. Spain 4.03
    67. Cyprus 3.98
    68. Colombia 3.98
    69. Mexico 3.98
    70. Brunei 3.97
    71. Zambia 3.97
    72. Poland 3.96
    73. Seychelles 3.95
    74. Kazakhstan 3.93
    75. Kuwait 3.93
    76. Tajikistan 3.90
    77. Cameroon 3.88
    78. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.88
    79. Turkey 3.88
    80. Slovakia 3.86
    81. Portugal 3.86
    82. Bulgaria 3.86
    83. Greece 3.85
    84. Guatemala 3.84
    85. Algeria 3.84
    86. Laos 3.84
    87. Benin 3.84
    88. Lithuania 3.84
    89. Montenegro 3.83
    90. Malawi 3.79
    91. Armenia 3.79
    92. Romania 3.79
    93. Liberia 3.78
    94. Trinidad and Tobago 3.75
    95. Uganda 3.74
    96. Lebanon 3.73
    97. Vietnam 3.71
    98. South Korea 3.67
    99. Dominican Republic 3.67
    100. Ecuador 3.65
    101. Croatia 3.64
    102. Cape Verde 3.64
    103. Cambodia 3.63
    104. Swaziland 3.63
    105. Nepal 3.62
    106. Slovenia 3.61
    107. Mali 3.59
    108. Pakistan 3.59
    109. Iran 3.58
    110. Russia 3.57
    111. Georgia 3.56
    112. Ethiopia 3.55
    113. Paraguay 3.51
    114. Argentina 3.50
    115. Burundi 3.45
    116. Italy 3.43
    117. Sierra Leone 3.40
    118. Nicaragua 3.38
    119. Bangladesh 3.36
    120. Kyrgyzstan 3.34
    121. Chad 3.21
    122. Venezuela 3.20
    123. El Salvador 3.20
    124. Madagascar 3.16
    125. Lesotho 3.15
    126. Moldova 3.14
    127. Latvia 3.10
    128. Ukraine 3.10
    129. Mozambique 3.07
    130. Mongolia 3.05
    131. Serbia 3.02
    132. Yemen 2.82
    133. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.71
    134. Guinea 2.63
    135. Haiti 2.46
    136. Mauritania 2.00

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent are the interests of minority shareholders protected by the legal system?” (1 = not protected at all, 7 = fully protected).

    Source: World Economic Forum