AKE Risk Insights

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Sri Lanka: Sectarian violence, political crisis and terrorism

Key sectors: all Key risks: terrorism On 21 April a series of six near-simultaneous bomb attacks were carried out in

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Ones to Watch, 29 April 2019

Americas: Panama’s upcoming general elections unlikely to significantly alter main policies Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; corruption; economic and

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Ukraine: Landslide of uncertainty

Date first published: 23/4/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: civil war; terrorism; project disruption Volodymyr Zelensky’s landslide victory, with 73 per

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Ones to Watch, 23 April 2019

Americas: Measures to control inflation and reduce budget deficit continue in Argentina Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; economic and

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Libya: The final piece of Haftar’s puzzle

Date first published: 16/4/2019 Key sectors: oil & gas; all Key risks: political stability; security; confiscation and expropriation; war on land

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AKE Special Report – Nigeria After the Elections

AKE’s Special Report discusses the state of Nigeria’s economy, assesses the prospects and potential impact of oil-sector reform and identifies

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Ones to Watch, 15 April 2019

Americas: Brazil’s Petrobras cancels diesel price hike amid ongoing divestment efforts Sectors: gas and oil Key Risks: political interference; business

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Ecuador: Weathering fragmentation and austerity costs

Date first published: 4/4/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: non-payment; governability; civil unrest The government of President Lenin Moreno is set

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Political Risk Outlook Q1 2019 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape

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Ones to Watch, 8 April 2019

Americas: Agreement to end two-month blockade at Peru’s Las Bambas copper mine reached Sectors: extractive industries Key Risks: force majeure;

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Tonga: A litmus test for democracy

Date first published: 2/4/2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: political stability Recent developments in Tonga have thrown the political landscape into

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Ones to Watch, 1 April 2019

Americas: Venezuela to face heightened tensions, risk of escalation      Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; military intervention; sanctions; arbitrary

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AKE Special Reports

In-depth, downloadable security and political risk insights from our team of analysts.
AKE Special Report: China’s 19th National Congress and the Economy

The 19th National Party Congress and China’s EconomyWhile the Communist Party’s quinquennial National Congress is the biggest event in the

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AKE Special Report: Public – Private Partnerships in Latin America

Date published: 20/09/2017 Analysis of the environment for PPP projects in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina Public – Private Partnerships (PPPs)

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AKE Special Report: Threats to Business Travellers

Business travel security is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Whether you are travelling overseas for business or pleasure, there will be factors

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AKE Special Report: Africa’s August Elections

Date published: 20/07/2017A democratic test for Rwanda, Kenya and AngolaIn August 2017 the citizens of Rwanda, Kenya and Angola head

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Hostile environment training - journalist security - risk assessment for journalists
AKE Special Report: Journalist Security in Hostile Environments

Journalist security in hostile environmentsJournalists travelling to hostile regions to cover conflict and humanitarian crises, or to expose corruption and

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Special Report: A state captured? Prospects for South Africa in 2017

A year is a long time in politics, and 2016 marked a number of watershed moments in South Africa’s democratic

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Special Report: Terrorist Threat in West Africa

  Following French military intervention in Mali in 2013, terrorist attacks in West Africa have escalated in retaliation. The risk

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Special Report: Brazil’s Olympic Security Challenges

  Brazil to face a heightened risk of terrorism ahead of and during the Games Growing attention drawn to the

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