Ones to Watch: 20 March 2017

Americas: new corruption probes to stoke political instability, governability risks in Brazil Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; strikes and demonstrations; corruption fallout; governability In Brazil, President Michel Temer’s administration will likely face increased political instability and governability risks over the coming weeks and months. On 14 March General Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot requested the Supreme…

Ones to Watch: 13 March 2017

Americas: decisive week for Gas Natural Fenosa – Electricaribe Sectors: all Key Risks: union-led disruptive unrest and strikes The coming week will be crucial for the future of Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa’s (GNF) Colombian subsidiary Electricaribe (ECA), which has been under the control of the Colombian government since mid-November 2016. On 13 March GNF is…

AKE Ones to Watch: 6 March 2017

Americas: Argentina to face increased union-led unrest Sectors: all Key Risks: union-led disruptive unrest and strikes In Argentina, teachers’ unions will hold a 48-hour nationwide strike on 6-7 March, the first days of the school year, to protest against wage disputes which the government has not yet been able to resolve. Demonstrations are expected in…