Risk Insights

  • Venezuela: And so it begins
    Date first published: 08/08/2017 Key sectors:all Key risks:violent unrest; looting; deadly clashes; internal conflict Few remain reluctant to acknowl...
    16 August 2017
  • Pakistan: A dramatic change that changes little
    Date first published: 01/08/2017 Key sectors:all Key risks:political instability, economic risks, security risks After years of battling the influenc...
    09 August 2017
  • Japan: Security in the South China Sea
    Date first published: 25/07/2017 Key sectors: maritime; oil; gas Key risks: war Between 10-17 July the navies of the United States (US), India and ...
    03 August 2017
  • Mexico: The rising fuel theft problem
    Date first published: 18/07/2017 Key sectors: oil and gas Key risks: revenue loses; diminished investor confidence; damage to infrastructure Fuel t...
    27 July 2017
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Kamwina Nsapu violence foretells deadly conflict
    Date first published: 20/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: delayed elections; violent clashes; internal conflict; human rights abuses; sanctions ...
    27 July 2017
  • India – China – Bhutan: A Sino-Indian military stand-off
    Date first published: 11/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: PV, war Independent India has fought five wars. Four were with Pakistan, and ended in ...
    19 July 2017
  • Brazil: Temer’s fight for survival
    Date first published: 04/07/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability; governability; corruption fall-out; strikes and demonstrations On...
    12 July 2017
  • Saudi Arabia: A king in waiting
    Date first published: 27/06/2017Key sectors: banking; finance; consumer retail; industry; energyKey risks: frustration of process; contract frustratio...
    05 July 2017
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: #BringBackOurInternet
    Date first published: 20/06/2017 Key sectors: IT; media; online retail Key risks: reputational; democratic backsliding; business interruption; dete...
    28 June 2017
  • United Kingdom: Attempt to stabilise Westminster destabilises Northern Ireland
    Date first published: 13/06/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability A formal agreement that involves Northern Ireland’s Democratic Un...
    22 June 2017
  • Cuba: A frontier economy in crisis
    Date first published: 08/06/2017 Key risks: slow growth; sovereign payment Key sectors: tourism; agriculture 1950’s Havana was a city of giant cas...
    14 June 2017
  • Libya: The deep roots of Libyan militancy
    Date first published: 30/05/2017 Key sectors: energy; utilities; foreign investment Key risks: terrorism; civil unrest; political violence The 22 Ma...
    07 June 2017