Ones to Watch: 10 July 2017

Americas: Senate to vote on controversial labour reform; Congress to vote on Temer’s trial Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; strikes; corruption fallout In Brazil, the Senate is expected to vote on the controversial government-backed labour reform bill on 11 July. A motion to fast-track the bill, which is part of President Michel…

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Credit Risk Modelling for Insurers and Investors

AKE Credit Risk Model – Probable Maximum Loss We’ve launched a Credit Risk Model to help clients assess the effect of political and economic shocks on the risk of corporate defaults and the dollar impact on an insurance or investment company’s assets. The Credit Probable Maximum Loss (PML) model helps leading credit risk underwriters to…

Saudi Arabia: A king in waiting

Royal reshuffle to have profound consequences Date first published: 27/06/2017 Key sectors: banking; finance; consumer retail; industry; energy Key risks: frustration of process; contract frustration; delayed payments Saudi royals apparently keep very late hours: the most important royal decrees always come in the middle of the night. The announcement on 21 June by the state…

Ones to Watch: 3 July 2017

Americas: Potential trial for Venezuela’s dissident Attorney General to continue to fuel unrest Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes; political instability; looting In Venezuela, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz is expected to face a hearing on 4 July that could lead to her being put on trial over ‘grave faults’ and ‘treason’. The…

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Sign Up for Freelance Journalist Safety Consultations

Freelance journalist safety and security consultations AKE International is delighted to have teamed up with Rory Peck Trust and Frontline Freelance Register to provide free, one-to-one journalist safety consultations for freelance journalists, photographers and filmmakers.  Security advisors from a range of organisations will be available on THURSDAY 13 JULY 2017, at London’s Frontline Club in central London, to…