Strength of investor protection index (0 to 10)

The strength of investor protection index is an average of 3 indices--the extent of disclosure index, the extent of director liability index, and the ease of shareholder suit index. The index ranges from 0 (little to no investor protection) to 10 (greater investor protection). The data are from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on securities regulations, company laws and court rules of evidence. Source: World Bank, Doing Business Project (