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 business risks In Panama, general elections to choose a new president, all 71 members of Congress and 81 mayors will take place on 5 May. The presidential candidates from the three main parties are...

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 cent of votes, in Ukraine’s 21 April presidential runoff ushers in a new political era for the country, but his vague platform and the myriad challenges the country faces mean that there is now...

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 business risks In Argentina, the centre-right Mauricio Macri administration continues its commitment to control soaring inflation and to reduce budget deficit as part of the 2018 US$56bln Stand-by Agreement with the IMF. On 17...

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 14 April came and went without Libya’s National Conference. The two-day conference dedicated to reconciliation was to be held in Ghadamis, a town on the nexus of the Tunisian, Libyan and Algerian borders, but...