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Taiwan ranks sixth in global investment environment rating

Taiwan ranks sixth in global investment environment rating

Taiwan remains a country with a "low-risk" investment environment in the latest rating conducted by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence - a private source for comprehensive ratings, analyses and forecasts for over 140 countries.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs' Industrial Development and Investment Center yesterday released the U.S.-based group's third Business Environment Ratings Report of 2006, which gave Taiwan 72 points on the profit opportunity recommendation score - BERI's overall indicator of a country's business environment.
Among 50 major countries listed in the report, Taiwan ranks sixth in the world, behind Switzerland, Singapore, the Netherlands, Japan and Norway, while placing third in Asia. The ratings were unchanged compared with the previous ones.
IDIC officials said Taiwan once again received the top 1A rating in terms of investment environment, meaning it is a low-risk country suitable for investment.
The report said the cross-Taiwan Strait situation was the major factor affecting the rating in terms of politics, indicating that conflicts between Taiwan's ruling and opposition parties on cross-strait policy, China's strong opposition to Taiwan's independence movement, as well as anticipation that the Taiwan government will fail to produce "constructive administrative policies" before the presidential election in 2008, raised the risk of investing here.
However, BERI also anticipated that the cross-strait political standoff will ease in the next few years, making possible Taiwan's investment risk rating to improve to second in Asia within five years, the IDIC said.


Updated : 2021-02-26 20:46 GMT+08:00