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Welcome to Z/Yen

Z/Yen helps organisations make better choices - our clients consider us a commercial think-tank that spots, solves and acts. Our name combines Zen and Yen - “a philosophical desire to succeed” - in a ratio, recognising that all decisions are trade-offs. Z/Yen’s mission is to be the foremost risk/reward management firm.

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Featured Research

Instrumental Factors - Business Environment

Instrumental Factor Source Website
Business Environment EIU www.economist.com/markets/rankings
Ease of Doing Business Index The World Bank www.doingbusiness.org/economyrankings
Operational Risk Rating EIU
Global Services Location Index
AT Kearney www.atkearney.com
Opacity Index Milken Institute www.milkeninstitute.org/publications
Corruption Perceptions Index Transparency International www.transparency.org/publications
Wage Comparison Index UBS www.ubs.com
Corporate Tax Rates Price Waterhouse Cooper
Employee Effective Tax Rates Price Waterhouse Cooper
Personal Tax Rates OECD www.oecd.org
Total Tax Receipts (as % of GDP) OECD http://oberon.sourceoecd.org
Bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreements OECD www.oecd.org
Index of Economic Freedom Heritage Foundation www.heritage.org/index/countries.cfm
Economic Freedom of the World Fraser Institute www.freetheworld.com/release.html
Banking Industry Country Risk Assessments Standard & Poor www2.standardandpoors.com
Political Risk Index Exclusive Analysis Ltd www.exclusive-analysis.com/