BDO IBC - International Business Compass 2017
22 March 2018
Six years in a row BDO and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) publish the "BDO International Business Compass" (BDO IBC) as an index for determining the attractiveness of international countries for companies.
This year’s focus of the BDO International Business Compass is on trade openness. We evaluate the current level of trade barriers using various metrics and carry out an empirical analysis of the effects of protectionism on growth. In addition to our in-depth look at innovation, we present the updated ranking of the IBC overall index as a yardstick of local attractiveness. With this analysis we hope to provide corporate decision-makers with a useful tool for selecting locations for their companies.