April 2013 Regional Political Risk Index

Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table ranked from low to high risk within each region listed. The PRI is the overall measure of risk for a given country, calculated by using all 17 risk components from the PRS Methodology including turmoil, financial transfer, direct Read Entire Entry

Japan Country Forecast

MOST LIKELY REGIMES AND THEIR PROBABILITIES 18-Month: LDP Coalition 75% Five-Year: LDP Coalition 40% FORECASTS OF RISK TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Turmoil Financial Transfer Direct Investment Export Market 18-Month: Low A- A A+ Five-Year: Low A A- A ( ) Indicates change in rating.  *  Indicates Read Entire Entry

Players to Watch in China

Xi Jinping: The former party secretary for Shanghai succeeded Hu Jintao as leader of the CCP in November 2012, and as president of China in March 2013. The son of a former vice prime minister, Xi has experienced both the affluence of the politically connected and, owing to his father’s fall from Read Entire Entry