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Doing Business 2020: 5 African countries in shortlist [Business Africa]

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Five African countries are among the best economies in the world in terms of improving the business climate, according to the 2020 Doing Business Ranking.

These are the 20 economies that have improved their business environment the most over the past 12 months.

The countries, like 15 others, were judged on the basis of several reforms, including competitiveness and the strategy put in place to achieve it.

It should be noted that this list is preliminary and will be reduced to 10 when Doing Business 2020 is launched on 24 October.

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