The Best Countries for Starting a Business Now

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9. Belarus

Rank last year: 7
Days to start a business: 5
Access to credit ranking: 98
Over-all ease-of-doing-business rank: 69

In its overall ranking, the country, which is largely categorized as upper-middle income, made a whopping 22-position jump—going from 91 last year to 69 this year.