A year after the publication of our first Rating of Political Risks for Foreign Investors in Central Asia (December 2013), the risks for foreign investors have increased in all of the region’s countries, which is reflected in the final rating figures
Throughout 2014, the Eurasian macroregion was indirectly affected by the sanction war between Russia and the West. The consequences of this conflict were aggravated by economic problems, most notably by the falling commodity prices. The expansion of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) project is a potential risk for the Central Asian region as well. Geopolitical turbulence and unfavourable conditions in the global commodity markets negatively affect the region’s investment attractiveness.
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