Which Countries Have Inflation Under Control?

Which countries have the lowest rate of inflation? Which countries have the highest rate of inflation? Japan Venezuela Latvia Somalia Senegal Iran Switzerland Guinea Brunei Vietnam United States Sierra Leone Bahamas Angola Qatar Yemen Lithuania Belarus Mali Congo, DR Source:  International Country Read Entire Entry

Thailand’s Political Players

Yingluck Shinawatra:  The younger sister of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck guided the PTP to victory in July 2011 and has been sworn in as prime minister.  In response to speculation that his sister is nothing more than a mouthpiece, Thaksin stated that she is rather Read Entire Entry

PRL Volume XXXIII, Number 7 July 2011

BOTSWANA BDP’s Dominance Challenged President Ian Khama won praise from the international financial community for his steadfast defense of austerity in the face of a prolonged strike by public-sector workers for higher pay, but he might pay a political price for his stance.  Although the outcome Read Entire Entry


RISK ASSESSMENTS One Year Ahead Five Years Ahead Risk Category Year Ago Current 07/11 Worst Case Best Case Worst Case Best Case Political Risk 50.0 48.5 44.0 52.0 42.0 58.0 Financial Risk 37.5 35.5 34.5 41.0 28.5 42.0 Economic Risk 30.0 35.5 31.5 38.0 26.0 39.5 Composite Risk 58.8 59.8 55.0 65.5 48. Read Entire Entry

PRL Volume XXXIII, Number 6 June 2011

BOLIVIA Pressure for Populist Policies President Evo Morales has suffered a series of political setbacks in recent months, the most notable being his U-turn on planned fuel-price hikes in the face of widespread protests at the end of 2010, and, in April 2011, an acrimonious and sometimes violent Read Entire Entry