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    Access to credit and international trade pillars of the development in the World

    Free trade and access to credit should be a priority in the development agenda. This research shows the existence of a positive empirical relationship between trade and finance, as well as the two factors with the development. A higher stage of development is associated with greater appeal to commercial banks, reduced reliance on domestic [...]

    Liberdom Index 2010

    Liberdom Index 2010 summarized in a single indicator the institutional framework of 137 economies worldwide. The index includes data relating to the exercise of civil, political and economic liberties and governance from various sources.

    The institutional framework is key to overall business development and attracting foreign investment and is the base that supports [...]