Ones to Watch: 27 March 2017

Americas: Ecuador to face historic presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; social unrest     In Ecuador, a historic presidential runoff is scheduled to take place on 2 April between ruling party Alianza Pais (AP) candidate Lenin Moreno and opposition centre-right Creando Oportunidades (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso. Even though Lasso appeared to…

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…