Global Business Complexity Index 2021

Bringing clarity to the complexities of doing business across borders
28 June 2021

Get insight on the global and local trends impacting the ease of doing business around the world.

Managing cross-border operations, or expanding into new jurisdictions, can pose many challenges for businesses. Our report brings clarity to the complexities of corporate compliance, wherever you operate.

The Global Business Complexity Index provides an authoritative overview of the complexity of establishing and operating businesses around the world.

Our report analyses the key trends affecting three business areas - accounting and tax, global entity management and HR and payroll.

Download the report to discover:

  • Which jurisdictions rank as the most complex – or simple – based on their business environments.
  • Where and how businesses are being pushed toward responsible governance and increased transparency.
  • How digitalisation has advanced to remove traditional processes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Why the drive toward international alignment can clash with local complexities.

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