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Riskiest countries for business

<p>10: Nigeria is the tenth most hazardous country in the world to do business in, based on a new ranking from risk advisory firm Maplecroft. The ranking is based on non-financial risks faced by international business. 


REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye </p>

10: Nigeria is the tenth most hazardous country in the world to do business in, based on a new ranking from risk advisory firm Maplecroft. The ranking is based on non-financial risks faced by international business. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye more

10: Nigeria is the tenth most hazardous country in the world to do business in, based on a new ranking from risk advisory firm Maplecroft. The ranking is based on non-financial risks faced by international business. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

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<p>9: Chad. 



REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

9: Chad. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

9: Chad. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>8: Liberia. 



REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  </p>

8: Liberia. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

8: Liberia. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>7: Burundi



REUTERS/Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana</p>

7: Burundi REUTERS/Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana

7: Burundi REUTERS/Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana

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<p>6: Afghanistan



REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

6: Afghanistan REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

6: Afghanistan REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>5: Myanmar.  



REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun</p>

5: Myanmar. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

5: Myanmar. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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<p>4: Sudan. 



REUTERS/Tim McKulka/UNMIS</p>

4: Sudan. REUTERS/Tim McKulka/UNMIS

4: Sudan. REUTERS/Tim McKulka/UNMIS

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<p>3: Zimbabwe



REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo</p>

3: Zimbabwe REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

3: Zimbabwe REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

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<p>2: Democratic Republic of Congo. 



REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

2: Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

2: Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>1: Somalia. 



REUTERS/Feisal Omar </p>

1: Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

1: Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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