Risk Insights

  • 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...
    ake-ss
    26 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...
    ake-ss
    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 ...
    ake-ss
    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...
    ake-ss
    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...
    ake-ss
    28 February 2020
  • AKE’s Head of Political Risk Quoted in Financial Times on Russia-Venezuela sanctions
    AKE’s Head of Political Risk Quoted in Financial Times on Russia-Venezuela sanctions
    Maximilian Hess, AKE’s Head of Political Risk, was quoted in the Financial Times’ writeup of new sanctions introduced by the US Treasury&#...
    ake-intel
    25 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...
    ake-ss
    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...
    ake-ss
    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...
    ake-ss
    07 February 2020
  • United States: Boeing’s jumbo problem
    Key sectors: aviation Key risks: debt; losses The Boeing Company, one of the world’s two largest airplane manufacturers, faces serious problems. In ...
    ake-intel
    31 January 2020
  • Russia: Much ado about Moscow
    Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; civil unrest; economic Since 15 January Russia has experienced a tumultuous series of political event...
    ake-intel
    24 January 2020
  • Venezuela: The Guaido-Maduro showdown intensifies
    Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; sanctions; governability; civil unrest On 5 January Nicolas Maduro’s regime moved to seize contro...
    ake-intel
    17 January 2020