Risk Insights

  • Venezuela: Default, now what?
    Date first published: 23/11/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: sovereign/sub-sovereign default; sanctions; political instability Venezuela and state-...
    29 November 2017
  • Saudi Arabia: Crown prince’s power push raises political risks
    Date first published: 14/11/2017 Key sectors:SOEs; energy; utilities; industrial; defence Key risks:contract frustration; political instability The a...
    22 November 2017
  • Colombia: ELN peace process moves forward
    Date first published: 07/11/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas; electricity; transportation Key risks: insurgency; terrorism; targeted violence; disrupti...
    15 November 2017
  • New-look Standing Committee to give all that Xi wants
    Date first published: 31/10/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; economic policy changes On 24 October, the last day of the Comm...
    08 November 2017
  • Who is Ksenia Sobchak, presidential candidate?
    Date first published: 24/10/2017 Key sectors: none Key risks: none Ksenia Sobchak is a distraction. Her presidential candidacy poses no risks to th...
    01 November 2017
  • The challenge agreeing on Basel IV
    Date first published: 17/10/2017 Key sectors:finance Key risks:regulation; financial crisis; credit risk As memories of the 2008 global financial cri...
    25 October 2017
  • Kenya: The show must go on
    Date first published: 12/10/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil unrest; democratic backsliding; weakened economic growth Kenya’s electoral and...
    18 October 2017
  • Worldwide: The Liquefied Natural Gas revolution
    Date first published: 05/10/2017 Key sectors: natural gas; oil; renewables Key risks: n/a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) may be transforming internation...
    11 October 2017
  • North Korea: Kim’s a rocket man, but his circuits aren’t fried
    Date first published: 21/09/2017 Key sectors:all Key risks:external conflict ‘If forced to defend ourselves and our allies, we will have no choice ...
    27 September 2017
  • Uganda – Tanzania: Political violence risks to oil infrastructure
    Date first published: 14/09/2017 Key sectors: infrastructure; extractives industries Key risks: land disputes; civil unrest; terrorism On 4 August ...
    20 September 2017
  • Morocco: Risks in the Rif
    Date first published: 07/09/2017 Key sectors: manufacturing; small businesses; textiles Key risks: civil unrest; political violence; strikes On 28 ...
    13 September 2017
  • Angola: Elections cast uncertainty over dos Santos empire
    Date: 29/08/2017 Key sectors:oil Key risks:corruption; flatlining economic growth; failure to diversify; non-payment; policy continuity With 98 per c...
    06 September 2017