Political Risk Outlook H2 2018 – Ones to Watch

AKE's Political Risk Outlook Special Report contains a selection of five countries from around the world where the political landscape has been fundamentally altered in recent months and provides forecasts for H2 2018. AKE's political risk outlook map draws on our rigorous risk ratings for the main economic, regulatory and political hurdles facing countries...

Libya: The Chaos Continues

Date first published: 12/07/2018 Key sectors: all Key risks: political violence; payment risks; political instability Recent months have seen renewed conflict engulfing central and eastern parts of the country, with clashes over vital oil infrastructure between followers of Ibrahim Jadhran, the local warlord who once controlled Libya’s largest oil terminals, and the Libyan National Army (LNA), a...

Ones to Watch, 16 July 2018

Americas: Privatisations plans likely to continue to stall in Brazil Sectors: all Key Risks: delayed privatisation plans In Brazil, a recent ruling by a Supreme Court justice stating that privatisations should be approved by Congress is likely to continue to delay several planned privatisations. On 3 July state-owned oil company Petrobras announced plans to...

Mozambique: Toward an escalation of Islamist violence

Date first published: 05/07/2018 Key sectors: energy Key risks: terrorism; conflict A series of gruesome attacks by jihadist group Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah (ASWJ) in Cabo Delgado province in May and June sent shockwaves through Mozambique, a country not usually associated with Islamist militancy. On 29 May, the extremists beheaded ten villagers in Quissangana district after the...

Ones to Watch, 9 July 2018

Americas: Haiti to face further disruption amid violent unrest over fuel price hike Sectors: all Key Risks: lootings; violent unrest; travel disruption In Haiti, violent unrest has been observed since 6 July across the country following the government’s controversial decision to raise fuel prices. The highly disruptive protests and blockades may continue over the...