India’s score remained unchanged in Eurasia Group’s latest ranking of 24 nations based on political risks. Its outlook also stayed positive on the back of the government’s plans to spend more on infrastructure and divest stakes in public sector enterprises, said the group, which ranked India 11 with a score of 63. The Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance increased outlays on infrastructure and welfare programmes in its first budget after being re-elected with a comfortable majority.
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Pakistan continued to feature at the bottom of the list with a score of 44 but its outlook was moved up from neutral to positive, although the group said the fact that country’s apex court was considering politically sensitive cases would undermine the government’s policies.
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The index is a composite measure of a country’s government, society, security and economy. While the score indicates stability or instability for the month gone by (July, in this case), the outlook (positive, negative or neutral) indicates which way the scores will move.
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