News and updates

  • Venezuela: The Guaido-Maduro showdown intensifies
    Key sectors: all Key risks: political instability; sanctions; governability; civil unrest On 5 January Nicolas Maduro’s regime moved to seize contro...
    17 January 2020
  • 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...
    13 January 2020
  • Armenia-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan: Iran crisis threatens its northern Eurasian neighbours
    Key sectors: all Key risks: trade disruption; refugee crisis; energy market disruption; conflict The dramatic assassination of Islamic Revolutionary G...
    09 January 2020
  • Political Risk Outlook Q4 2019 – Ones to Watch
    AKE’s Special Report examines the security environment in Hong Kong SAR after several weeks of violent protests triggered by a proposed extradition ...
    08 January 2020
  • 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 Bol...
    06 January 2020
  • 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 diplom...
    30 December 2019
  • 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 G...
    23 December 2019
  • Americas: IMF to unlock funds as revised tax reform approved in Ecuador Sectors: all Key Risks: non-payment; policy continuity; governability  In Ecu...
    16 December 2019
  • South Sudan: The ceasefire holds, for now
    Date first published: 10 December 2019 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political instability The 12 November deadline for the leaders o...
    16 December 2019
  • Ones to Watch, 9 December 2019
    Americas: Argentina’s president-elect Alberto Fernandez to take office; policy shifts expected Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; policy c...
    09 December 2019
  • Papua New Guinea: A will but not necessarily a way for Bougainville
    Date first published: 05 December 2019 Key sectors: mining Key risks: political stability; internal conflict On 7 December, polling for whether the Au...
    06 December 2019
  • Hong Kong SAR: The siege of PolyU
    Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; internal conflict On 26 November a 50-strong group made up of security guards, councillors, Red Cross ...
    29 November 2019