Petr Necas

Czech Republic: Prime Minister since June 2010 Despite leading his party to a second-place finish at the May 2010 election, the leader of the ODS (Civic Democrats) was sworn in as prime minister in June 2010 after reaching a coalition agreement with the conservative TOP 09 (Tradition Responsibility Read Entire Entry

Azerbaijan Country Forecast Highlights

Simmering Territorial Dispute Parliamentary elections scheduled for November will proceed as planned, despite a lawmaker’s concern that tensions with Armenia should justify their indefinite postponement, based on a new constitutional amendment defining the process to cancel elections in case of a Read Entire Entry


RISK ASSESSMENTS One Year Ahead Five Years Ahead Risk Category Year Ago Current 07/10 Worst Case Best Case Worst Case Best Case Political Risk 75.5 72.5 68.0 79.0 74.0 84.5 Financial Risk 35.0 33.5 30.0 35.5 28.5 38.5 Economic Risk 34.0 31.5 26.5 32.0 22.5 33.5 Composite Risk 72.3 68.8 62.3 73.3 62. Read Entire Entry

International Business Risk

Which countries are the least risky for international business?  Which countries are the most risky for international business?  Norway Somalia Switzerland Zimbabwe Brunei Congo, DR Luxembourg Haiti Taiwan Myanmar Canada Niger Finland Sudan Kuwait Liberia Singapore Guinea Sweden Korea, DPR Norway Read Entire Entry

Pakistan Country Update

MOST LIKELY REGIMES AND THEIR PROBABILITIES 18-Month: PPP-led Coalition 45% (40%) Five-Year: PML-N Coalition 45% (40%) (more…) Read Entire Entry

PRL Volume XXXII, Number 7 July 2010

BELGIUM Election Yields Doubts The PS is likely to emerge from the next election, required by 2014, in a weakened position, the government formed after that will most likely be a center-right coalition including Flemish and Walloon liberal and Christian democratic parties. The N-VA won enough Read Entire Entry