March 2014 Analysis

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Risk Summary - Puerto Rico - MAR 2014

Puerto Rico's energy regulator, Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) has renegotiated cheaper power purchase agreements (PPAs) with six firms constructing large-scale photovoltaic...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Iraq - MAR 2014

Consumer price index inflation (CPI) in Iraq reached by 3.1% y-o-y in December 2013, with core inflation - which excludes volatile products such as fruit and vegetables and fuel products...

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Risk Summary - Iraq - MAR 2014

Iraqi Kurdistan ministers walked out of a cabinet session in protest at the country's 2014 draft budget in the middle of January, further increasing tensions over the autonomous region's plans to...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Zimbabwe - MAR 2014

The performance of the Zimbabwean economy will remain inextricably linked to the policy and political climate over the coming years. Although the trajectory of this is difficult to predict, at this...

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Risk Summary - Zimbabwe - MAR 2014

South Africa-based mining companies, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Impala Platinum (Implats), have submitted plans to build a major metal refinery in Zimbabwe by end 2016 according to state...

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Risk Summary - Sudan - MAR 2014

Sudan will not take part in a joint effort to protect oil fields in South Sudan as fighting continues in the country. The neighbours were considering the possibility of jointly deploying forces in South Sudan's oilfields to repel any advances from rebel groups loyal to former vice president Riek Machar. Sudanese army spokesperson Colonel Khaled Sawarmi said that past differences...

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Macedonia - MAR 2014

Our calculations show that Macedonia's nominal budget deficit continued to shrink the first quarter of 2013, narrowing from an estimated 5.1% of GDP in March to 4.4% by November. This is based on...

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Risk Summary - Macedonia - MAR 2014

Recent findings of a report by the European Commission on Macedonia's EU accession progress suggest that the issues stalling the Balkan nation's full membership go beyond its ongoing name dispute...

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