Bahrain is the most economically free nation in the Mena region, and the seventh freest economy in the world, according to an annual report on global economic freedom by the Fraser Institute, a leading international think tank.
Bahrain's regulatory environment is the fifth best in the world, according to a survey of 141 global economies.
And it is named as one of the top 20 freest economies in the Economic Freedom of the World 2009 report published by the Fra
The UAE's ranking in a survey of economic freedom slipped in 2005 after its labour market regulations score declined, but it still ranked 15th in the world based on a favourable investment climate.
The 2007 report by Canada's Fraser Instit