Ones to Watch, 31 December 2018

Americas: Bolsonaro to be inaugurated on 1 January 2019 Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro will take office on 1 January amid continuous controversy surrounding his forthcoming administration. Bolsonaro’s policies include promises save the country’s crumbling economy, expand activity in protected Amazon reserves, drain the country’s political wetland...

Ones to Watch, 24 December 2018

Americas: US besotted with political turmoil driven by Trump, Chile protests likey Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; business disruption Following the US government shutdown on 22 December prompted by President Donald Trump’s decision not to approve any budget bill that does not include at least US$5bln in spending for his desired ‘border wall,’ disruption should be...

Syria: Syria’s future hangs in the balance of Idlib deal

Date first published: 30/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: all On 17 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan concluded a deal to prevent what the UN called an “unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe” in Idlib, unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict. The deal for the last major rebel stronghold delineates...

Ones to Watch, 29 October 2018

ONES TO WATCH Americas: Keiko Fujimori’s preventive detention request hearing continues in Peru Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; civil unrest In Peru, the hearing to assess the public prosecutor’s 36-month preventive detention request for conservative Popular Force (FP) party leader Keiko Fujimori and ten others continued for the fifth day on 29 October....