Ones to Watch, 14 October 2019

Americas: Bolivia’s President Morales runs for controversial re-election on 20 October Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; election-related violence In Bolivia, leftist President Evo Morales will seek to extend his 13-year long presidency by running for a controversial fourth term on 20 October. Frontrunner Morales and his nearest challenger, former president Carlos Mesa from...

Ecuador: Fuel subsidies end, violent protests begin

Date first published: 10 October 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; civil unrest; political instability Indigenous-led protests are back and threaten to destabilise yet another Ecuadorian government. The fact that such protests toppled three presidents in the late 1990s and early 2000s certainly adds to growing concerns over the governability prospects of...

Political Risk Outlook Q3 2019 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape was fundamentally altered in Q3 2019, and provides forecasts for Q4. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries across the...

Saudi Arabia: Unfriendly neighbours

Key sectors: oil & gas Key risks: business disruption; regional instability; cyber-security Around 03:30 on 14 September several projectiles hit state-owned oil firm Aramco’s oil processing facilities Abqaiq and Khurais, causing huge fires which took hours to control. Output was cut by around 5.7m bpd; 50 per cent of Aramco’s output or 5 per...