Australasia & South Pacific

Monthly political risk, economic forecasts and business environment analysis on each country market

Latest Australasia & South Pacific Analysis

Political Risk Analysis - Political Instability Starting To Undermine Investor Interest - MAY 2017

The increase in number of protests, blockades, and inter-clan rivalry in PNG poses downside risks to its economic growth recovery. Although the country boasts lucrative investment opportunities in the LNG sector, we highlight that the heightened political risks are starting to deter investors, possibly leading to more delays and cancellations of planned investment projects.

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Political Risk Analysis - Independence Unlikely Over Foreseeable Future - MAR 2017

French Polynesia will not achieve independence over the foreseeable future. The archipelago continues to confront multiple economic challenges, and will require continued financial support from mainland France. On the flipside, France will not want to relinquish control over French Polynesia as the territory will be increasingly important to its interests in the Pacific region over the coming...

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