• Costa Rica – new tax rules for foreign portfolio investors;
  • India – a step to spur capital inflows;
  • Iran –yet another exchange-market plunge by the rial;
  • Russia – the President’s continuing retreat from democracy;
  • Vietnam – a new, more business-friendly constitution in the making.
  • Germany: The Bundesbank is repatriating much of the gold it has stored abroad

Other countries listed in the report:  BRAZIL, CYPRUS, GEORGIA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, JAPAN, MALAWI and ZIMBABWE

To read the full report click on this link:  Weekly Focus 1-24-13

This report was 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: info@rundtsintelligence.com ; Web site: www.rundtsintelligence.com .