Ukraine – Another Political Crisis Is Brewing

As Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman approaches the end of his first year in office, the situation in Kiev is a mess, and the policymaking process has ground to a halt at a time when there is urgent need for action. That has not only impeded efforts to secure additional loans under a $17.5 billion Read Entire Entry

Sri Lanka – Disappointment with Sirisena Growing

The government of President Maithripala Sirisena is struggling to reconcile the conflicting demands of its electoral promises and the terms of the lending agreement reached with the IMF last June, as a mushrooming fiscal deficit and soaring national debt raised the specter of a credit crisis. Read Entire Entry

Hong Kong – New Leader Favored by Beijing

Hong Kong elected a new chief executive of the SAR on March 26, with former Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam defeating former Finance Secretary John Tsang by a two-to-one margin in voting among the nearly 1,200 members of the Election Committee, a body who membership is tilted in favor Read Entire Entry