In 2013, for Ease of Starting a Business, Malaysia dropped 12 spots from number 42 in 2012 to 54 in 2013. Ease of Starting a Business measures the challenges of launching a business such as the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita. You will see an improvement to Malayisa's ranking in 2014 as the Companies Commission of Malaysia has recently introduced 1-Day Incorporation platform whereby steps to incorporate a company have been simplified and merged into one.
The table below summarizes the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.
Doing Business's Ranking Methodology
The Doing Business Project, launched in 2002, looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle. It provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level.