South East Asia Vol 1

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

Latest South East Asia Vol 1 Analysis

Political Risk Analysis - Corruption Scandal Poses A Risk To Military's Popularity As Elections Approach - MAR 2018

The corruption scandal involving the Thai deputy prime minister poses a threat to the military government's popularity as elections, now scheduled for early 2019, approach. A potential divide between the military and the yellow shirts could provide an opportunity for Thaksinite forces to step up, and we have revised down out short-term political risk index score to reflect this. Nonetheless, we...

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Political Risk Analysis - Continued Repression A Snag To EU Trade Negotiations - FEB 2018

Although Vietnam scores highly in our short-term political risk index (82.5 out of 100) due to the communist party's monopoly on power, we see the lack of democratic principles as unsustainable over the long-term. As a result, Vietnam scores poorly in our long-term political risk index (59.7 out of 100). Hanoi's poor human rights track record is also a stumbling block towards Vietnam-EU trade...

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