Ones to Watch, 20 January 2020

Americas: Peru’s 26 January legislative elections aimed at ending months of political turmoil Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity In Peru, legislative elections will take place on 26 January after nearly four months of political turmoil following President Martin Vizcarra’s decision to dissolve the opposition-controlled unicameral Congress on 30 September. On 14...

Ones to Watch, 13 January 2020

Americas: Brazil’s Vale secures US$3bln syndicated loan despite looming criminal charges Sectors: mining Key Risks: business risks; criminal charges; fines In Brazil, on 8 January mining giant Vale secured a five-year US$3bln syndicated revolving credit facility with the participation of 16 banks led by Citi, Credit Agricole, MUFG and SMBC. The company stated that...

AKE Ones to Watch, 6 January 2020

Americas: Bolivia’s general election rerun to be held on 3 May Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy continuity; violent unrest In Bolivia, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has set 3 May as the date for a presidential and parliamentary election rerun. Former president Evo Morales’s left-wing Movement for Socialism (MAS) party will reportedly...

Ones to Watch, 30 September 2019

Americas: Venezuela’s Maduro asks Brazil to hand over five suspects for raid against military post  Sectors: all Key Risks: bilateral and diplomatic tensions In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro’s government asked Brazil to hand over five military ‘deserters’ who are suspected of participating in a raid targeting a military outpost in Bolivar state, which left one soldier dead on...

Ones to Watch, 23 December

Americas: Oil production launched at Stabroek block’s Liza field offshore Guyana Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business; economic risks In Guyana, oil giant ExxonMobil announced on 20 December it began crude production ahead of schedule from offshore Liza field, marking the country’s entry into the ranks of global oil producers. The Exxon-led consortium, including Hess Corp and...