Lost in stagnation

Both economic and financial fundamentals have been gradually deteriorating following years of stagnation and protracted uncertainties.

Major fiscal reform improves the outlook for business and public finances

Event The long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform has decisively moved forward after the bill successfully passed the Parliament’s […]

Agreement on IMF loan is likely to lead to short-term pain but long-term gains

Event This month, Egypt struck a preliminary deal for a USD 12 billion IMF loan programme, which will be disbursed […]

Historic peace agreement with the FARC, but security challenges prevail

Event On 23 August, after nearly four years of negotiating, the Colombian government and the leftist insurgents of the FARC […]

Referendum approval on new Constitution strengthens the military

Event Around 60% of Thai voters have approved the military’s draft Constitution and the Senate appointing the PM after a […]

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated

Event Tensions between Russia and Ukraine flared again. Indeed, Russia accused Ukraine of using terrorist tactics to try to provoke […]

President in intensive care

Event President Islam Karimov, 78 years old, is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage. President Islam Karimov – […]

Disputed election exacerbates uncertain outlook

Event Incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) won the closely fought 11 August presidential elections securing […]

Hydropower, China and political stability contribute to economic resilience

Over the past decade, Laos has enjoyed among the most robust economic growth in Asia with an average 7.8%. This […]

Country risk modifications: MLT political risk

In a region dominated by autocrats, Kyrgyzstan is relatively democratic – which results in regular political instability fuelled by a […]