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Economic Freedom Rating in Asia

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Hong Kong 90.10
Singapore 89.40
Taiwan 73.90
Georgia 72.60
Japan 72.40
Macau 71.30
South Korea 71.20
Malaysia 69.60
Armenia 68.90
Kazakhstan 63.70
Thailand 63.30
Azerbaijan 61.30
Kyrgyztan 61.11
Philippines 60.10
Sri Lanka 60.00
Mongolia 58.90
Indonesia 58.50
Cambodia 57.40
Bhutan 56.70
India 55.70
Pakistan 55.20
Bangladesh 54.10
China 52.50
Tajikistan 52.00
Laos 51.25
Maldives 51.00
Vietnam 50.80
Nepal 50.14
Uzbekistan 46.50
Myanmar 46.50
Timor-Leste 43.20
Turkmenistan 42.20
North Korea 1.00

Asia: Economic freedom rating

Scores are from 0 to 100, higher scores are more desirable i.e. more conducive to economic growth. The lower the score, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom a country enjoys.

  • Free 80 - 100;
  • Mostly Free 70 - 79.9;
  • Moderately Free 60 - 69.9;
  • Mostly Unfree 50 to 59.9; and
  • Repressed 0 - 49.9.

Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal

Statistics in Asia. Asia has surprisingly good house price statistics, though the quality varies greatly. The ex-British colonies tend to have good house price statistics Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia all have excellent houses price time series, the best being Hong Kong, where the data is arguably richer than in the UK, since there are official rents statistics. However in the Indian sub-continent, only India has house price statistics, and this only in a new series, not yet available on the web.

Japan publishes no house price statistics. Its ex-colonies do better: Korea has a good house price time-series, and Taiwan also has one.

Indonesia has house price statistics, and so does China (both of questionable quality). In Thailand, the Bank of Thailand publishes a time-series. In the Philippines, Colliers produces residential property data.

No house-price time-series are produced in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos.


Title: Residential property markets and investments in Asia

Description: Opportunities in residential property investment in Asia. A comparison of Asian countries on the basis of rental yields, taxes and investment prospects.

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