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Risk Summary - Uruguay - FEB 2015

Uruguay boasts well-developed democratic institutions and a history of social stability which we believe will persist over the coming quarters, offsetting potential political uncertainty stemming from the recent election of a new president. Indeed, Uruguay ranks first in Latin America in both the 'social stability' and 'policymaking' components of our Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRI), un...

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Risk Summary - Zambia - JAN 2015

The African Union (AU) has urged Zambia to hold a stable vote, as the country buried late president Michael Sata at Embassy Park on November 11. 'Let us ensure a smooth leadership transition,' said...

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Risk Summary - Sudan - JAN 2015

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti has met with Libya's two rival governments in Tobruk and Tripoli, in a bid to bring the opposing parties together for peace talks, according to Sudanese foreign...

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Risk Summary - Mongolia - JUNE 2014

Recent demonstrations organised by opposition Mongolian People's Party (MPP) hint at the growing difficulties the ruling Mongolian Democratic Party (MDP) is likely to face in the current parliament...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Mozambique - JUNE 2014

We have downgraded our 2014 growth forecast from 8.1% to 6.9% owing to signs that political instability is harming private consumption. The relatively modest downgrade, and the fact that we see...

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Risk Summary - Mozambique - JUNE 2014

The Mozambican government and Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto have begun discussions over a capital gains tax on the company's mining assets in Mozambique. In 2011, Rio Tinto acquired the...

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Risk Summary - Sudan - JUNE 2014

Militants attacked an oil field in the state of South Kordofan on April 19, abducting three workers - two Chinese nationals and an Algerian - and killing two Sudanese security staff. A group called...

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Ratings Update - Bangladesh - JUNE 2014

Even though the political turmoil has eased, the dispute between the ruling Awami League and the nation's largest opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), will likely continue. Acc...

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