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  • Mexico: Implementation of transparency initiatives within Pemex to support improvements to contracting process
  • Brazil: Investigation into governor’s campaign highlights continuous corruption threats
  • Nicaragua: Canal project presages increased expropriation, integrity risks
  • Pakistan: Scenarios: Security focus leads to gradual expansion of military's powers
  • Iraq: Corruption cases likely to signal attempts at increased enforcement amid fiscal difficulties
  • Bulgaria: Government finances stable amid possible Greek exit from eurozone; low risk of temporary capital controls
  • Guinea: Non-payment risk associated with national power utility to persist despite introduction of management reforms
  • Iran: Final agreement, phased sanctions relief remain likely outcome of Vienna talks
  • Hungary: Scenarios: Stable Fidesz government to persist with anti-business policies
  • Worldwide Terrorist Threats: Global terrorism threat elevated during remainder of Ramadan
  • Burkina Faso: Reported gunfire near presidential palace reflects tensions over conduct of transitional period; coup remains unlikely
  • Slovakia: Legislative changes spurred by single investment-prospect highlight regulatory unpredictability
  • Zimbabwe: Speculation over alleged removal of information minister highlights tensions around succession
  • Turkey: Delays in bureaucratic approvals linked to government formation, unlikely to persist in long term
  • Vietnam: U-turn on insurance benefits highlights government’s growing recognition of workers’ demands
  • Sri Lanka: Early elections likely to favour governing party but decision highlights president’s weakness
  • China: Tightening environmental enforcement increases operational risks, compliance costs
  • Greece: Capital controls mark biggest deterioration in prospects since onset of crisis
  • Netherlands: Riots in response to alleged police brutality against Aruban unlikely to spread, escalate
  • Spain: Arrest of former regional leader, bank executive underlines pervasiveness of illicit business-politics links

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