Risk Insights

  • Brazil: Bolsonaro
    Date first published: 22/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; governability The election of far-right former captain Jair Bolsonar...
    28 November 2018
  • Pakistan: A second surrender to extremists
    Date first published: 13/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political violence; political stability Mass religious protests led by Cle...
    21 November 2018
  • Sri Lanka: Crisis in Colombo
    Date first published: 6/11/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; debt; investor confidence On 26 October, President Maithripala Siri...
    14 November 2018
  • 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...
    07 November 2018
  • Pakistan: Islamabad turns to the IMF
    Date first published: 25/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: foreign currency shortages; fiscal crisis; austerity On 23 October Pakistan’s Prime Min...
    31 October 2018
  • Brazil: Expected polarisation
    Date first published: 9/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: policy uncertainty; electoral unpredictability; governability Polarisation has been one of...
    17 October 2018
  • Maldives: An end to political infighting?
    Date first published: 4/10/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; political instability On 24 September President Abdulla Yameen formally conc...
    10 October 2018
  • Russia – Ukraine: The battle of the Churches
    Date first published: 27/09/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest, property disputes The Russian Orthodox Church recently announced that it wi...
    03 October 2018
  • Colombia: ELN peace talks at high risk of collapse
    Date first published: 18/09/2018 Key sectors: oil and gas; electricity; security forces Key risks: insurgency; terrorism; targeted violence; kidnappin...
    26 September 2018
  • China – Sub-Saharan Africa: ChinAfrica at a crossroads
    Date first published: 11/09/2018 Key sectors: infrastructure Key risks: CF; political interference If China’s promise to make an additional US$60bl...
    19 September 2018
  • Egypt: SinaISitis
    Date first published: 06/09/2018 Key sectors: oil & gas; energy infrastructure; tourism Key risks: terrorism; security; business disruption The S...
    12 September 2018
  • Russia: The spectre of Chechnya returns
    Date first published: 28/08/2018 Key risks: civil war; terrorism Key sectors: all Local dictator Ramzan Kadyrov rules Checchnya with an iron fist and...
    05 September 2018