Ones to Watch, 4 June 2018

Americas: Barbados to default on commercial external debt Sectors: all Key Risks: default In Barbados, newly elected Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced the suspension of payments on debt owed to external commercial creditors and plans to restructure debt. The Finance Ministry claimed that it discovered substantial arrears that went unaccounted for and that Barbados’ total…

AKE Special Report – North Africa: Risks and Opportunities

North Africa: Risks and Opportunities North Africa is a highly volatile region with significant risk to investors, but also a number of potential growth opportunities. In the latest of AKE’s series of Special Reports our political risk specialists provide an overview of the threats facing foreign investors, as well as areas of opportunity over the…

AKE Special Report: Russian Sanctions

6 April’s sanctions on Russia AKE writes regular updates on the impact of sanctions on Russian companies and their affiliates for clients in insurance. click the link below to see our latest report. The latest sanctions on Russia have added Rusal, EN+, and Renova to the Specifically Designated Nationals (SDN) list that prohibits all US persons or…

AKE Special Report: Damming the Nile

Date published: 20/10/2017 Analysis of the potential impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project The River Nile is under the ever-growing pressures of population growth and climate change. For Ethiopia, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam represents a milestone in its development that could enhance growth and propel a shift to manufacturing. For Egypt, where…

AKE Special Report: Political Risks in Azerbaijan

Follow @akegroup Tweet AKE travelled to Azerbaijan in June 2017 to examine key facets of Azerbaijan’s political risk environment and to meet valuable local sources. The aim of the trip was to develop a holistic picture of the security, business, economic and political environment in Azerbaijan and offer insight into the main political and business…