News and updates

  • Isolation; a blog – #5 a code
    A Code. The final lockdown blog. I think you should be able to sum up what you live by in paragraph. Otherwise, you could look like one of those peopl...
    22 May 2020
  • Yemen: Southern separatists secede as COVID-19 catastrophe escalates
    Date first published: 19/05/2020 Key sectors: all; shipping; construction Key risks: political instability; war on land On 26 April Yemen’s separati...
    20 May 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 18 May 2020
    Americas: Ecuador’s mining sector to resume operations despite state of emergency extension Sectors: mining; all Key Risks: business interruption; ...
    18 May 2020
  • AKE Report – COVID-19 and the long term changes to the global economy
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the global economy. Economic activity ground to a halt, and global supply chains have been battered.  When the pand...
    18 May 2020
  • Venezuela: Déjà-vu
    Date first published: 12/05/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; insurrection; governability; civil unrest Attempts to oust Nicolas...
    13 May 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 11 May 2020
    Americas: Controversy expected as Guyana’s 2 March general elections vote recount begins Sectors: all; oil & gas Key Risks: political stabili...
    11 May 2020
  • Turkey: Another banking crisis
    Date first published: 06/05/2020 Key sectors: banks; state-backed projects; sovereign Key risks: banking crisis Perhaps surprisingly, the COVID-19 pan...
    07 May 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 4 May 2020
    Americas: Argentina unlikely to modify debt restructuring offer as default looms Sectors: all Key Risks: sovereign default In Argentina, the governm...
    04 May 2020
  • Isolation; a blog – #4 mind *&$%
    Mind F&$k In general, people have negative thoughts because they suffer and because they have fears. Humans, unlike animals, can derive from their...
    01 May 2020
  • Latin America: Prison riots increase as COVID-19 spreads
    Date first published: 28/04/2020 Key sectors: public security; penitentiary systems Key risks: civil unrest; riots; violent clashes The COVID-19 pande...
    29 April 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 27 April 2020
    Americas: Brazil’s Bolsonaro under growing pressure as Moro quits finance minister post Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; policy cont...
    27 April 2020
  • Isolation; a blog – #3 can’t / won’t
    Can’t or Won’t. Can’t = Cannot.  Won’t = Will Not. “Troy, what are you on about? Where are you heading with this?”...
    23 April 2020