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...

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 control of the National Assembly (NA), the only state institution theretofore controlled by the opposition. The NA is also the opposition’s last democratic foothold: the 2015 legislative elections in which it won 112 of...

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...

Political Risk Outlook Q4 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 was fundamentally altered in Q4 2019, and provides forecasts for Q1 2020. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries across...

Political Risk Outlook Q4 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 was fundamentally altered in Q2, and provides forecasts for Q3 2019. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries across the globe...