Country Risk Climates:  Trends to Keep an Eye On

  • Czech Republic – another close call for the government;
  • Ethiopia – dealing a rebuff to Egypt;
  • Italy – local elections give PM Letta a boost;
  • Luxembourg – twin votes of no confidence in parliament;
  • Sudan – still arguing with the South;
  • Switzerland – an arrow into the heart of bank secrecy.

BRAZIL: The government may have won the currency war …
ETHIOPIA: The nation’s finances are not keeping up with the government’s development plans ….
HUNGARY: It appears, at least for the time being, that the Orban government’s unorthodox approach to economic policy is proving to be more successful than we had anticipated ….
LIBYA: The short-term outlook for the economy is favorable ….
MEXICO:  Tensions between the government of Pres. Pena Nieto and the dinosaurs in the ruling PRI have erupted into the open ….
PAKISTAN:  Easing the country’s energy crisis and ending the US drone strikes seem to be top-ranked goals on Prime Minister Sharif’s to-do list ….
QATAR:  There are strong indications that the ruling family is preparing for a leadership transition to a younger generation that would be quite unusual in the Gulf Arab world ….
VIETNAM:  Though allowed to remain in his job, the Prime Minister was dealt a rare rebuke by parliament in a demonstration of discontent over endemic corruption ….

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