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Political Risk Analysis - Improving Political Outlook After Historic Win - AUG 2014

On the back of the landmark win by India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which gave the party a majority in the lower house, we have upgraded our short and long-term political risk ratings, given the significant improvements that will likely aid the new administration to form and enact growth-friendly policies. That said, we expect major policy reforms to be only implemented beyond its first...

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Ratings Update - Sri Lanka - AUG 2014

According to the Colombo office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), Sri Lanka has seen a growing number of Pakistani asylum seekers over recent months. Concerned about the...

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Ratings Update - Bangladesh - AUG 2014

Bangladesh has recently signed a USD600mn loan agreement with the World Bank to improve electricity supply for about 25mn people who are residing in the rural areas of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet...

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Risk Summary - India - AUG 2014

In addition to inviting leaders of regional South Asian countries to his inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been proactive in strengthening...

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Risk Summary - Pakistan - AUG 2014

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) attacks on Karachi airport, in response to the Pakistan military's operations in North Waziristan in late May, indicate the increasing intensity of the country...

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Risk Summary - India - JULY 2014

Given the resounding majority that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) now holds in India's lower house (Lok Sabha), we believe that the short and longer term political outlook has improved significan...

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