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Political Risk Analysis - Government To Deal With Military To End Protests - OCT 2014

BMI View: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will withstand calls for his resignation by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. However, the protests have weakened his authority, and an end to the demonstrations is likely to come as part of a deal with the powerful military elite to relinquish Sharif's control of foreign affairs, which will undermine...

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Business Environment Analysis - Positive Steps Despite No Drastic Liberalisation Plans - SEPT 2014

Political and bureaucratic hurdles will remain key obstacles to progress in India's business environment, preventing the newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party-led government from implementing any drastic shifts to liberalise the market in the first few years of its term. That said, we believe the government will continue to take small steps in the right direction, especially in attempt to dampen...

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Risk Summary - India - SEPT 2014

We note that growing tension between minority parties such as the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will likely slow down the...

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Risk Summary - Pakistan - SEPT 2014

Pakistan's oil ministry has proposed fresh talks with Iran in order to secure more time to complete the Pakistani section of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, reports IRNA, citing Iran's deputy oil...

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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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