News and updates

  • Lebanon: Broke down palace
    Key sectors: banking; all Key risks: Default; sanctions On 7 March new Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced Beirut’s intention to default on US1.2bl...
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    26 March 2020
  • Oil and Gas: surviving COVID-19
    Claire Fleming, Associate Director, AKE International As an industry, oil and gas has defied the odds – forced in recent years to rally and evol...
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    25 March 2020
  • South Africa: More bad news
    Key sectors: all Key risks: economic risks; frustration of process The bad tidings keep coming in for South Africa. Data released on 3 March showed th...
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    19 March 2020
  • Guyana: Teetering between blessing and curse
    Key sectors: all, particularly extractives Key risks: political instability; policy uncertainty; contract frustration, civil unrest Guyana has failed ...
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    13 March 2020
  • South Sudan: Unity government a way-stop, not the destination
    Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political stability After more than a year of political wrangling, two postponements and an eleventh-ho...
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    05 March 2020
  • Nigeria: Security has improved, but for how long?
    Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; terrorism; political violence Restoring security has been a key promise of Nigeria’s President Muhamm...
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    28 February 2020
  • El Salvador: Towards authoritarianism?
    Date first published: 18 February 2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: governability; political stability; civil unrest On 9 February President Nayib Buke...
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    21 February 2020
  • Chile: New norms
    Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; policy continuity; looting; arson attacks; violent clashes Violent unrest has become Chile’s new norm. The...
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    14 February 2020
  • Gaza and the West Bank – Israel: How not to plan for peace
    Gaza and the West Bank – Israel: How not to plan for peace
    Key sectors: all Key risks: war on land; political violence; terrorism; protests; strikes; demonstrations On 6 February an Israeli soldier was wounded...
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    07 February 2020
  • Saudi Arabia: Will the behemoth Aramco float or flounder?
    Key sectors: oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; contract frustration; policy uncertainty On 1 May 2015 Saudi’s oil behemoth and state cor...
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    18 November 2019
  • Indonesia: Flip-flopping its way to EV supremacy
    Key sectors: mining; metals Key risks: policy uncertainty; business risks On 28 October the government ordered a temporary immediate ban on exports of...
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    08 November 2019
  • Chile: Surprising violence
    Key sectors: all Key risks: looting; arson attacks; violent clashes; civil unrest; policy continuity Chile’s latest wave of civil unrest – the lar...
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    31 October 2019