New MIGA Report Confirms Political Risk is a Top Concern when Investing in Emerging Markets 

World Investment and Political Risk 2009, a new report released by MIGA, offers a snapshot of political risk perceptions of the largest multinational enterprises and perspectives of the PRI industry. The report predicts that a return to increased levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) following the economic crisis and the growing interest in the developing world as an investment destination will support a continued expansion of the political risk insurance (PRI) industry. And, although risk tolerance seemed to be on the rise prior to the financial crisis, political risk remains one of the main obstacles to foreign investment in emerging markets.
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Experts Debate Trends in World Investment and Political Risk 

Experts from the political risk insurance (PRI) industry gathered recently to debate trends in global political risk and foreign direct investment (FDI), especially in the wake of the economic and financial crisis. A symposium in London sponsored by MIGA and the Financial Times considered the landscape for investing in emerging markets, managing global political risk in uncertain times, and whether investors in general are moving into a riskier world.
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MIGA Reaches out with Social Networking Tools 

MIGA has introduced a new set of social networking tools that will provide up-to-date commentary and news on the agency’s work as well as the fast-changing world of foreign direct investment and political risk insurance. To help engage the investment community and others in a broader discussion on the role of PRI in supporting cross-border investment, MIGA is using social networking tools such as YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and blogs. MIGA’s blog is a forum for the agency’s experts to discuss MIGA’s products and services, the agency’s work in specific countries or sectors, topics specific to the PRI industry, FDI trends, or other issues of the day.
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UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Croatia, 278.6M

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In accordance with the agency's new disclosure policy, which took effect Oct. 1, 2007, MIGA now discloses summaries of all proposed guarantees.

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