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Latest news, political risk analysis and expert insight:

Ukraine: The ramifications of November’s Luhansk ‘coup’

Date first published: 05/12/2017 Key risks: internal conflict; political violence; political instability Key sectors: energy; mining; transportation On 21 November armed men took

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Zimbabwe: The fall of Mugabe

Date first published: 28/11/2017 Key sectors: agriculture; finance; trade Key risks: coup; political stability The peculiar ‘non-coup’ of 15 November brought Robert Mugabe’s 37-year

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Venezuela: Default, now what?

Date first published: 23/11/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: sovereign/sub-sovereign default; sanctions; political instability Venezuela and state-owned oil company PDVSA have officially defaulted

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AKE Ones to Watch, 27 November 2017

Americas: Uncertainty to persist amid controversial presidential election in Honduras Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; governability; political stability; social

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Saudi Arabia: Crown prince’s power push raises political risks

Date first published: 14/11/2017 Key sectors:SOEs; energy; utilities; industrial; defence Key risks:contract frustration; political instability The arrests began late on 4

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Ones to Watch, 20 November 2017

Americas: Chile headed to presidential runoff Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; governability In Chile, centre-right former president Sebastian Pinera

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AKE’s Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst on Zimbabwe and Mugabe

AKE’s analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alisha Patel, is featured in CNBC’s coverage of the crisis in Zimbabwe and Mugabe’s prospects

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Colombia: ELN peace process moves forward

Date first published: 07/11/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas; electricity; transportation Key risks: insurgency; terrorism; targeted violence; disruptive unrest On 1 October

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AKE Ones to Watch, 13 November 2017

Americas: Venezuelan government to meet with creditors to discuss debt restructuring Sectors: all Key Risks: sovereign default; payment delays; political

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New-look Standing Committee to give all that Xi wants

Date first published: 31/10/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; economic policy changes On 24 October, the last day of the Communist

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Ones to Watch, 6 November 2017

Americas: Extractive industries to continue to face risk of disruptive unrest across Peru Sectors: extractive industries Key Risks: disruptive blockades;

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Who is Ksenia Sobchak, presidential candidate?

Date first published: 24/10/2017 Key sectors: none Key risks: none Ksenia Sobchak is a distraction. Her presidential candidacy poses no risks to the

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