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Kitty's Encomiums and Execrations


Methodology: each week three countries are given encomiums and three are given execrations. Each encomium counts as 1 for that country, and each execration counts as -1, these are then added to that country's existing score. Over time, therefore, a ranking will build up for each country, and further countries will join the listing.

The rankings are intended to be a proxy for business friendliness; evidently they are highly partisan, but hopefully one day they will become useful for decision-making, even if for the moment it is all just an amusing game.

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Country Rankings Table

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Country   Score
  Hong Kong   25
  Ireland   23
  China   22
  United States   16
  Singapore   13
  Dubai   11
  Guernsey   11
  Korea, South   9
  Canada   9
  New Zealand   7
  Japan   7
  Switzerland   6
  Jersey   6
  British Virgin Islands   6
  Philippines   6
  Malta   5
  Luxembourg   5
  Cayman Islands   3
  Taiwan   3
  Andorra   3
  Mexico   3
  Antigua and Barbuda   3
  Gibraltar   3
  Mauritius   2
  Denmark   2
  Norway   2
  Panama   1
  Kazakhstan   1
  Turkey   1
  Iceland   1
  Liechtenstein   1
  Ukraine   1
  Thailand   1
  Bahamas   1
  Qatar   1
  Bahrain   1
  Oman   1
  Estonia   1
  Romania   1
  Vietnam   1
  Saint Kitts and Nevis   1
  Sri Lanka   1
  Botswana   1
  Serbia   1
  Azerbaijan   1
  Antigua and Barbuda   1
  Barbados   1
  Cote d'Ivoire   1
  Labuan   1
  Saudi Arabia   1
  Kuwait   1
  Grenada   1
  Caribbean Community (CARICOM)   1
  San Marino   1
  Peru   1
  Colombia   1
  Monaco   1
  Seychelles   1
  Uzbekistan   1
  Netherlands   0
  United Arab Emirates   0
  Chile   0
  Russia   0
  Bulgaria   0
  Slovakia   -1
  Slovenia   -1
  Latvia   -1
  Isle of Man   -1
  Sweden   -1
  East African Community (EAC)   -1
  African Union   -1
  Myanmar   -1
  OECD   -1
  Tanzania   -1
  Israel   -1
  Greenland   -1
  Malaysia   -1
  Morocco   -1
  Nigeria   -2
  Indonesia   -2
  Cyprus   -2
  Turks and Caicos Islands   -2
  Pakistan   -2
  Poland   -2
  Portugal   -2
  Lithuania   -2
  Austria   -2
  Czech Republic   -2
  Bermuda   -3
  The Netherlands   -3
  Egypt   -3
  Brazil   -4
  Costa Rica   -4
  Germany   -5
  Finland   -5
  Belgium   -6
  Argentina   -7
  Spain   -7
  Hungary   -10
  India   -11
  Greece   -11
  South Africa   -12
  Italy   -13
  Australia   -15
  United Kingdom   -17
  European Union   -21
  France   -29