20 Apr 2018
Turquía: Downgrade short-term political risk from 3 to 4
Turkey’s Achilles heel is and remains its high level of short-term debt and its reliance on volatile capital flows to finance its large gross financing requirements.
19 Apr 2018
Pakistán: Widening macroeconomic imbalances threaten the strong growth trajectory
Upbeat momentum on the back of huge infrastructure projects involving the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The CPEC is however ...
06 Apr 2018
Costa Rica: Divided legislature awaits newly elected president, making necessary fiscal policy reforms a possibly daunting task
In the second and final round of the Costa Rican presidential election, former minister of labour Carlos Alvarado Quesada beat the evangelical ...
03 Apr 2018
Egipto: Unsurprisingly Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won Egypt’s presidential elections
Unsurprisingly Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won Egypt’s presidential elections. He is expected to focus on the continuation of the economic reforms he ...
26 Mar 2018
Perú: President resigned under threat of second impeachment vote but country risk classifications remain stable
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, only in office for 20 months, resigned the presidency under the threat of a second impeachment vote. Peru’s ...
23 Mar 2018
India: Punjab National Bank’s fraud and waning investor confidence will weigh on state bank recapitalisation plan and government budget
The Indian banking sector remains shaken by the Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) alleged fraud of about USD 2 bn that was revealed mid-February ...
22 Mar 2018
Ghana: Despite the promising GPD growth rebound, public finances remain challenging
The recurrence of policy slippages in election years constitutes a major institutional weakness
16 Mar 2018
Chile: Conservative Piñera sworn in, recapturing the presidency after 4 years of center-left policies
Conservative Sebastian Piñera was sworn in on 11 March as the president of Chile. The 68-year-old billionaire already governed the country ...