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  • Bolivia: Regulatory environment to remain unchanged despite rising hydrocarbons investment
  • Kenya: Scenarios: Political infighting undermines policymaking
  • Germany: Draft data retention law likely to face political hurdles, increase operational costs for ICT businesses
  • India: Proposed goods and services tax will simplify tax regime but system likely to be poorly designed
  • Zimbabwe: Dismissals point to continued succession-related infighting in ruling party
  • Iran: US authorities will continue to enforce existing sanctions
  • Kyrgyzstan: Ratification of Eurasian trade bloc law assures membership; delays in rolling out new tariffs likely
  • International Business Issues: OPEC will not cut output at upcoming meeting
  • Asia & the Pacific: Japanese delegation’s visit to China reflects continuing thaw but scope for tensions remains
  • Turkey: Clashes, protests in south-east highlight election-related tensions between rival pro-Kurdish parties
  • Spain: Success of newcomers in local, regional elections confirms continued decline of established parties
  • Philippines: Delays likely to peace agreement with rebels despite committee vote
  • Kenya: Terrorist attack on police patrol underlines Islamist extremist group’s continued focus on Somali border area
  • Nigeria: Periodic operational disruption likely despite fuel deal between outgoing government, fuel marketers
  • Libya: Persistent communal tensions likely to trigger continued violence in desert regions around Ubari
  • Moldova: Banking scandal underscores systemic nature of corruption; further protests likely
  • Iraq: Tribal incidents in Basra province underline potential for business disruption, security risks to foreign personnel
  • Yemen: Delay to UN-brokered talks underlines limited political progress, military stalemate
  • Taiwan: High-level cross-strait meeting reflects Beijing’s efforts to maintain relations before elections
  • Argentina: Lack of opposition unity to favour ruling party candidate in October presidential election

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