Moldova is ranked 83rd out of 185 economies in Doing Business 2013. Its overall score increased by 3 points compared to last year, reflecting a 32 point jump in the Protecting Investors indicator.
According to the latest Enterprise Surveys (2009), the top 3 obstacles to running a business include Access to Finance, Inadequately Educated Workforce, and Access to Land. 39.6% of firms have a line of credit or loan from a financial institution, compared to 43.7% for the region.
Most of the industry sectors covered by the Investing Across Sectors indicators are fully open to foreign equity ownership in Moldova.
Moldova’s economic freedom score is 54.4, making its economy the 124th freest in the 2012 Index. Its score has decreased by 1.3 points since last year, reflecting lower scores in four of the 10 economic freedoms including freedom from corruption and government spending. Moldova ranks 40th among 43 countries in the Europe region, and its overall score is below the regional and world averages.