Lebanon: All that glitters is not gold

Date first published: 14/2/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: default; political stability; frustration of process; confiscation risk Behind Beirut’s gleaming facade lies a mess of decrepit infrastructure, a fitting metaphor for the country’s political and economic woes. On 31 January after nine months of gridlock the ‘Unity’ government was confirmed, much to the relief of...

Ones to Watch, 18 February 2019

Americas: IMF confirms formal talks with Ecuador, anti-government protests erupt Sectors: all Key Risks: default; civil unrest In Ecuador, negotiations with the IMF are set to continue amid pressing financing needs and anti-government protests. On 12 February the IMF confirmed formal talks had been launched with President Lenin Moreno’s government over a potential financial...

Venezuela: Maduro vs. Guaido

Date first published: 7/2/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; arbitrary arrests; civil unrest; military intervention; sanctions The world has decided to get involved in Venezuela’s long-standing crisis. Developments over the past month have forced a considerable number of countries to declare themselves for or against a transition of power to put an end...

Ones to Watch, 11 February 2019

Americas: Fresh wave of violent protests amid state of economic emergency hits Haiti Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability; business disruption In Haiti, waves of violent anti-government protests are expected to continue. At least four people have been killed since 7 February, when protests demanding President Jovenel Moise step down reignited and...

Managing Your Security Risks

Does your company expect its employees to work in challenging or hostile environments? If so, are you responsible for that risk and have you considered that you may have to justify how you are managing it? One approach is the 4-2-1 model. AKE International’s General Manager Martin Taylor explains....