ERI in cooperation with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Faculty of International Relations has organized a seminar titled “Financial Crisis, investment and Country Risk Calculations” given by Dr. Shahid Anjum Brunei University
Dr. Shahid Anjum in his seminar titled “Financial Crisis, investment and Country Risk Calculations” mainly touch upon the definition of risk factors and difficulties created by the extremely values in calculating the financial data. In relation with this difficulty risk calculations of the countries has produced exaggerated risk results, which negatively affects the countries abilities to attract foreign direct investment. Dr. Shahid Anjum stated that a number of regression calculations could solve this problem. Furthermore, he also touched upon the issue of how countries could attract more foreign direct investment. On this point he mentioned that number of countries develop their foreign direct investment attraction policies in accordance to investment listing indicators like doing business ratings.
Dr. Shahid Anjum state that during the decision-making process one of the main factor effecting the investors’ decision is the political stability in the country. Furthermore, he express that certain changes in the risk calculations would break the stereotypes in investor community and allow countries to attract more foreign direct investments, which will aid countries economic development process positively.
At the end of the seminar participants discuss the financial crisis and political stability topics.