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Financial freedom: The average for 2017 was 48.6 points. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 90 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0 points. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Financial freedom.
Financial freedom index (0-100), 2017
(points, Source: The Heritage Foundation)
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.