News and updates

  • Central African Republic: 2012.2?
    Date first published: 24/12/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: internal conflict; political instability   Risk development Days before general elec...
    30 December 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 29 December 2020
    Americas: Efforts to end three week-long strike affecting grain exports to intensify Sectors: agribusiness Key Risks: labour strike; industrial action...
    29 December 2020
  • Brazil: Next-level banditry
    Date first published: 17/12/2020 Key sectors: banking; insurance Key risks: organised crime   Risk development Two sensational commando-style ban...
    23 December 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 21 December 2020
    Americas: President Ortega pushing for law that would ban opposition from 2021 elections Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; ...
    21 December 2020
  • AKE Special Report: Biden’s MENA Policy Pivot
    Four years of United States (US) President Donald Trump's foreign policy have had some critical diplomatic repercussions for countries in the Middle E...
    18 December 2020
  • AKE Special Report: China Corporate Defaults
    The string of defaults by Chinese state-owned enterprises has sparked numerous debates about the country's corporate bond market and the wider economy...
    17 December 2020
  • Japan: SoftBank continues to evolve
    Date first published: 10/12/2020 Key sectors: telecommunications; technology Key risks: credit risks   Risk development SoftBank continues to evo...
    16 December 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 14 December 2020
    Americas: Vitol facing corruption-related fallout in Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil amid US probe Sectors: oil and gas Key Risks: frustration of process, con...
    15 December 2020
  • Moldova: An uphill struggle
    Date first published: 03/12/2020 Key sectors: all Key risks: political; economic; corruption; institutional reform   Risk development On 16 Novem...
    09 December 2020
  • Ones to Watch, 7 December 2020
    Americas: Braskem-Idesa mulls legal action against Mexico over suspended gas contract Sectors: petrochemicals; hydrocarbons Key Risks: FoP; contract r...
    07 December 2020
  • Morocco: Western Sahara – a neglected conflict
    Date first published: 26/11/2020 Key sectors: mining; commercial transport Key risks: war on land; business disruption; unrest   Risk Development...
    02 December 2020
  • AKE Special Report: COVID-19 Vaccine
    As the UK approves the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the world has moved a step closer to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. AKE's Special Report examines ...
    02 December 2020