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Sri Lanka / Economy

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has defended the Sri Lankan government following the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the country. The comments came during the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. Despite bringing peace to the island following a quarter-century of civil war, Sri Lanka's government continues to receive international criticism for alleged... 2013-11-25


India / Economy

In line with our expectations, the Indian rupee has seen renewed pressure in Q413, as emerging market currencies have given back gains to the US dollar. Our end-2013 target of INR60.00/US$... 2013-11-25


India / Economy

According to a mid-October poll by Times Now, popular support for prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is rising. The survey predicted... 2013-11-25


Country Risk Rating

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has defended the Sri Lankan government following the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the country. The comments came... 2013-11-25


India

According to a mid-October poll by Times Now, popular support for prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is rising. The survey predicted... 2013-11-25


Lebanon

SWOT Analysis

2013-11-19

Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has started the feasibility and environmental as well as safety studies for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, which would be the country's first nuclear... 2013-10-24

Economy

India

In line with our expectations, the Indian rupee has seen renewed pressure in Q413, as emerging market currencies have given back gains to the US dollar. Our end-2013 target of INR60.00/US$... 2013-11-25


Sri Lanka

BMI View: Sri Lankan consumer price inflation continues to trend higher. According to latest data, the country's consumer price index (CPI) rose by 6.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in October,... 2013-11-25


Bangladesh

BMI View: Consumer price inflation came in at 7.0% y-o-y in October, continuing to ease slightly, and supporting our view of further monetary easing by Bangladesh Bank (BB). Despite... 2013-11-20


Bangladesh

BMI View: Bangladesh's economic resilience looks set to come under pressure as date for the remaining months of the calendar year are released, as protest activity is likely to have... 2013-11-19

Political Risk

Afghanistan

The year 2014 will be pivotal for Afghanistan, because of the country's presidential election in April, and because of the withdrawal of most NATO troops by December. These twin processes... 2013-11-22


China

The decision by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka is most likely motivated by domestic politicking. However, the snub once again highlights... 2013-11-11


Afghanistan

The leaders of India and Pakistan met face-to-face on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 29, demonstrating that relations between the two nuclear-armed powers remain... 2013-10-01


Afghanistan

The leaders of India and Pakistan met face-to-face on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 29, demonstrating that relations between the two nuclear-armed powers remain... 2013-10-01

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