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Basel III implementation remains slow in MexicoOct 19, 2018
...Event The Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV), the banking regulator, has established a minimum leverage ratio for Tier # capital of #%, which should help to reinforce banking sector stability. However, implementation of Basel III reforms remains distant...
Nigeria's senate approves new US$2.8bn EurobondOct 19, 2018
...Event Nigeria's Senate (upper house) has approved the issue of US$#.#bn in Eurobonds, but cautioned against further increases in foreign debt. Analysis The government plans to use the proceeds to help finance the #### budget deficit and...
Turks and Caicos Islands: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area ### sq km Population ##,### (####, official estimate) Climate Sub-tropical Weather in Grand Turk (altitude # metres) Hottest month, August, ##-##°C; coldest months, January-February, ##-##°C (average daily minimum and...
Spo TomT and Prfncipe: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area #,### sq km Population ###,### (UN, ####) Main town São Tomé (capital), population ##,### (World Gazetteer estimate, ####) Climate Tropical Weather in São Tomé (altitude # metres) Hottest month...
Suriname: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area ###,### sq km, with lowlands, savannah and interior highlands Population ###,### (####) Main regions Population in #### (national census) Paramaribo (capital): ###,### Lelydorp: ###,### Sipaliwini: ##,### Nieuw-Nickerie: ##,### Nieuw-Amsterdam: ##...
Puerto Rico: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area #,### sq km Population #.#m (#### estimate) Main towns Population in '###, #### San Juan (capital): ### Bayamón: ### Carolina: ### Ponce: ### Caguas: ### Guaynabo: ## Arecibo: ## Mayagüez: ## Climate...
Gambia: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population #.#m (World Bank, ####) Main towns World Gazetteer estimates, ####: Serrekunda: ###,### Brikama: ##,### Bakau: ##,### Lamin: ##,### Nema Kunku: ##,### Brufut: ##,### Sukuta: ##,###...
Swaziland: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population #.#m (#### IMF) Main towns Population (#### World Gazetteer estimates) Greater Manzini: ##,### Mbabane (capital): ##,### Climate Subtropical; near-temperate on Highveld Weather in Mbabane (altitude #,### metres) Hottest...
Cabo Verde: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area #,### sq km Population ###,### (####, UN) Main towns Population (####, World Gazetteer estimates) Praia (capital): ###,### Mindelo (São Vicente island): ##,### Santa Maria (Sal island): ##,### Assomada (Santiago island): ##...
Timor-Leste: Basic dataOct 19, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population #,###,### (####; UN estimate) Climate Tropical Weather Heavy monsoon rains, followed by a pronounced dry season. The north coast has a brief rainy season from December to February; the south coast...
Jordan: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Jordan: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The Economist Intelligence Unit expects Jordan to remain politically stable and King Abdullah II to remain in power, despite some challenges. He will be helped by the loyal and skilled...
Kenya: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Kenya: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The outlook for political stability is improving following the surprise rapprochement between the president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in March. Reconciliation brings an end to...
Lebanon: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Lebanon: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Political instability will stay high throughout ####-##, even when a government is in place, as the country's weak institutions struggle under the weight of a divided domestic landscape...
Nicaragua: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Nicaragua: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Despite a significant increase in social and economic unrest in Nicaragua, The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FLSN, the Sandinistas) to remain...
Puerto Rico: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Puerto Rico: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Politics will be dominated by the ongoing reconstruction efforts required to address damage from Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in September ####, and by tension between the local...
Portugal: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Portugal: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Since late November #### Portugal has been governed by a minority centre-left Socialist Party (PS) administration headed by António Costa, the prime minister. The cabinet is supported...
Romania: Country outlookOct 19, 2018
...Romania: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Substantial political volatility was a hallmark of #### and the first half of ####. It reflects tensions between political actors such as the president, Klaus Iohannis, who are demanding the...
Turks and Caicos Islands: Economic structureOct 19, 2018
...Economic structure: Annual indicators Download the numbers in Excel Download the numbers in Excel...
Turks and Caicos Islands: Political structureOct 19, 2018
...Official name Turks and Caicos Islands Form of state Representative government; UK Overseas Territory Head of state Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a governor The executive Cabinet consists of the governor, the premier, six ministers appointed by the governor from...
Spo TomT and Prfncipe: 2-year forecast summaryOct 19, 2018
...Outlook for ####-##: Forecast summary Download the numbers in Excel...