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Czech Republic: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Since a snap election in October #### the country has been governed by a three-party coalition led by the centre-left Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD). The other two government parties are...
Denmark: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: For ## months after the general election in June ####, the Liberal Party led by Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the prime minister, succeeded in governing on its own, albeit with the informal support of...
India: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition is well placed to win a second five-year term at the parliamentary elections due in mid-####, providing political stability...
Brazil: Political sceneApr 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: A new constitution was ratified in #### after more than ## years of military rule. The government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso (####-####) ended hyperinflation and advanced reforms to liberalise the economy. Under Luiz...
Brazil: Business environment rankings at a glanceApr 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Business environment improves under government led by Michel Temer. Concessions programme offered in infrastructure with more attractive terms than in the past for investors. Oil sector opened up to greater competition. ####...
Belgium: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The political weight of devolutionist and separatist parties makes Belgium one of the less stable EU states. However, The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the country to remain a single state over the medium...
Brazil: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The Economist Intelligence Unit's forecasts continue to assume that the president, Michel Temer of the centrist Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (PMDB), will see out the remainder of his term...
Colombia: Political sceneApr 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: Since becoming a republic in ####, Colombia has been plagued by political violence. Power-sharing deals between liberals and conservatives reduced violence in the ####s, but excluded other forces and failed to address the...
Colombia: Business environment rankings at a glanceApr 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Pro-business policies compare favourably with those of regional peers, but shortcomings in contract enforcement and intellectual property (IP) protection persist. Progress in efforts to cut red tape related to establishing new...
Egypt: Political sceneApr 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: In #### an army coup brought an end to the monarchy in Egypt. Two years later, Gamal Abdel Nasser (####-##), a former military officer, assumed the presidency and introduced nationalist policies. Under his...
Egypt: Business environment rankings at a glanceApr 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Government ratifies a revised investment law, aimed at streamlining procedures for setting up new businesses. The Central Bank of Egypt increases lending to small and medium-sized enterprises at more favourable commercial...
Israel: Political sceneApr 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: The State of Israel was established in ####. In the June #### war Israeli troops captured and occupied the Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, after which Israel annexed...
Israel: Business environment rankings at a glanceApr 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: The privatisation drive focuses on defence companies. Privately owned port facilities are built. Competition in consumer credit increases. The liberalisation of aviation is completed. Greater focus on environmental regulation of firms. ####...
Nigeria: Political sceneApr 01, 2017
...Download the numbers in Excel Background: Nigeria gained independence in #### and the army soon became the dominant political player. Multiparty democracy was restored in ####. That presidential poll and the next one, in ####, were both won by a...
Nigeria: Business environment rankings at a glanceApr 01, 2017
...Policy towards private enterprise and competition ####-##: Progress on market-oriented reforms is slow, given various vested interests and strong union opposition. ####-##: The administration formed after the #### elections makes more assertive steps towards improving the environment...
Colombia: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Implementation of a peace agreement to end a ##-year armed conflict with the leftist FARC rebels will dominate the rest of the second four-year term of the centre-right president, Juan...
Egypt: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, to remain in power throughout the forecast period. This forecast is based on the assumption that Mr Sisi will run for...
Finland: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Having gained the largest share of the vote in the parliamentary election in April ####, the Centre Party (KESK) leads Finland's governing coalition, which also includes The Finns (PS), a far-right...
Israel: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The prime minister and leader of the right-wing Likud party, Binyamin Netanyahu, is facing increasing strain on his coalition government. Ongoing police investigations into corruption allegations are damaging his popularity while he...
Nigeria: Political and economic outlookApr 01, 2017
...FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Slow progress on tackling the various security and societal challenges at a time of economic difficulties means that The Economist Intelligence Unit expects repeated outbreaks of instability throughout the forecast period. Risks are...