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Forbes: best countries for business 2017 including CEE region

Forbes has published its annual list of best 139 countries for business, edition 2017.

Sweden topped the list this year, with New Zealand, Hong Kong and Ireland close behind.The Netherlands is number seven. In the first 50 countries 14 countries from the CEE region are mentioned, with the first five: Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia and Poland.

Check the first 14 CEE countries below.

Estonia: 13

Lithuania: 15

Slovenia: 20

Latvia: 25

Poland: 31

Czech Republic: 34

Macedonia: 35

Bulgaria: 38

Slovakia: 40

Hungary: 41

Georgia: 43

Romania: 45

Croatia: 46

Montenegro: 50

Forbes evaluated 11 business environment factors when compiling the list such as  property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), bureaucracy, investor protection and stock market performance.

The complete list is available here: http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/list/3/#tab:overall


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