Iran – a steep increase in interest rates and a Rial devaluation, with more to come;

Japan – the CB is massively stocking up its kitty for FX market intervention;

Thailand – an interest rate cut and a government revamp that smells of “Thaksinization.”

Other countries mentioned in this report are:  Colombia, Croatia, France, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Syria

To read the full story click on the attachment: Weekly Focus 1-26-12 (3)

This page is provided by S.J. Rundt & Associates, Inc., specialists in country risk assessment, consultants to multinational companies & banks, and publishers of Rundt’s World Business Intelligence and The Financial Executive’s Country Risk Alert. To order a subscription or individual issues of these reports, in print or by e-mail, contact S.J. Rundt & Associates, P.O. Box 1572, Montclair, NJ 07042; Telephone: (973) 731-7502, Fax: (973) 731-7503; E-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rundtsintelligence.com.