Violence[ edit ] There have been concerns from aid agencies that the upcoming election could see a growing number of refugees fleeing to Thailand and China, due to alleged government repression, poverty and low-level ethnic conflict. A bomb attack on Myanma New Year killed at least nine people in Yangon and injured many others, including the regional commander of the Myanma Army  while a series of explosions were reported at a hydroelectric project being jointly built by a Chinese company in the north of the country, the latter thought to be the work of anti-government groups.
Political Risk Map Update: Since then, some of these have unfolded as many predicted they would, others took a different tack, and new issues came to the fore.
At the same time, risks in other regions have come into starker focus. Tensions have flared between North Korea and the US, while unrest in several Latin American countries has continued to make international headlines. To help multinational organizations be aware of political and economic risks worldwide, Marsh annually shares the independent analysis of BMI Research, a leader in providing multinationals, governments, and financial institutions with impartial forecasts, data, and analysis to guide critical strategic, tactical, and investment decisions.
Considering both short- and long-term risks to stability — economic and political — as well as operational risks to the business environment, the index provides cross-country comparisons on a global basis.
The following is a summary of countries that have experienced notable changes since February in their short-term political risk scores STPRIthe element of the overall CRI that shows recent changes in the level of political risk. We have focused on STPRI as it was the factor that, since the last update, was likely to be the biggest contributor to overall CRI movement in countries that experienced significant change.
Ongoing tensions with the European Commission due to legislative differences have led to decreased stability in Poland, for which the STPRI fell from Meanwhile, in the UK, uncertainty surrounding Brexit deepened following a snap general election in June that led to the formation of a minority government, resulting in a fall in its STPRI from The diplomatic crisis between the country and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt shows little sign of abating and remains a key political risk in the region.
While Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared that one half of the so-called caliphate has fallen, there is still foundation for continued concerns ASIA Tensions between North Korea, its neighbors, and the US may be the most pressing risk in the region.
However, ongoing disputes between China and several East Asian nations over territories in the South China Sea persist. Pakistan is in the midst of political turmoil following the removal of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.
New US sanctions against Russia continue to impact political risk in the region. This follows the smooth transition to new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev following the death of former president Islam Karimov in late It shares data and insight from BMI Research — a leading source of independent political, macroeconomic, financial, and industry risk analysis.
This interactive map rates countries on the basis of political and economic stability, giving insight into where risks are most likely to emerge and key concerns for organizations in the countries in which they do business. BMI Research provides short- and long-term political and economic scores up to a maximum ofwith higher scores denoting greater stability.
For more information about BMI Research, visit their website.Democratic political institutions limit the power of the state by constraining executive authority and fos- tering political competition, which better protects investor and . Jan 07, · With government often more the problem than the solution, communities are taking matters into their own hands.
But gains against crime can carry a cost. More information about Burma is available on the Burma Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet..
U.S.-BURMA RELATIONS. The United States supports a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma that . Expropriation of foreign direct investment (FDI) is political and directly related to the nature of political institutions, yet the effect of political institutions on expropriation acts against multinational corporations (MNC) has received little systematic theoretical and empirical.
Foreign Direct Investment” by Busse and Hefeker (), perhaps one of the most comprehensive studies on the correlation between political risk factors, institutions and FDI flows, it was found that although some factors of risk, such as government stability.
The Organization of American States is an important forum for regional diplomacy, but it has been hesitant to censure member states for violating democratic principles.