South Asia

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Latest South Asia Analysis

Political Risk Analysis - Khaleda Conviction To Escalate Political Tensions - APR 2018

Clashes broke out nationwide in Bangladesh following the conviction of opposition BNP chairperson, Begum Khaleda Zia, for the embezzlement of funds intended for the Zia orphanage. We are downgrading Bangladesh's short-term political risk score to 58.1 (from 60.0 previously) out of 100, as we believe that this verdict is likely to worsen political tensions and result in continued social unrest...

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Political Risk Analysis - Legislative Elections To Dominate Political Landscape In 2018 - MAR 2018

Bhutan's political landscape will likely be dominated by the run up to the 2018 legislative elections and we believe that the elections are likely to be more closely contested than the previous polls. However, pre-election rhetoric is likely to be limited out of respect for the king and various parties are likely to focus on key issues such as development and sovereignty. We have downgraded our...

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