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Europe Politics

Russia’s parliamentary elections pose political risk

In 2016, the Russian political system could face its moment of truth.

Finance International

The Panama Papers: Risks and opportunities

Fallout from the Panama Papers began the moment the 11.5 million financial and legal documents were leaked from offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Issues of tax evasion and havens, secrecy

Finance International

Key takeaways from the 2016 FT Political Risk Summit

Business leaders and experts gathered in London to discuss political risks at the Financial Times Political Risk Summit on March 1. Businesses today face a range of risks and uncertainties,

Economics Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi instability poses problems for East Africa

President Nkurunziza is likely to continue to perpetuate political instability through repressive conduct, in order to hold on to power. This will negatively impact East Africa’s economic prospects. Since April

Europe Security

Four political risks following the terror attacks in Paris

The tragic terror attacks in Paris on November 13th bring simmering local and regional political risks to a boil.  When calling Friday’s terrorist attacks in the French capital an act

Latin America Politics

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales eyeing fourth term

After winning the 2014 elections by a landslide and maintaining his two-thirds majority in the lower and upper houses of the Assembly, Bolivian President Evo Morales now has both the

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Madagascar seeks tourism renaissance to boost economy

After five years of political crisis, Madagascar’s economy remains sluggish. The government is hoping to restart the economy by boosting tourism and private investments. With important natural resources and rich

Economics Latin America

Can a charter city make Honduras prosperous?

Investors around the world follow Honduras leading a new Charter City project. Yet, citizen discontent threatens the project with political instability. The second poorest country in Central America, Honduras faces

Latin America Politics

Brazilian Petrobras’ new face is old politics

Following the resignation of Petrobras CEO Maria das Graças Foster, the Brazilian government appointed state banker Aldemir Bendine to lead the troubled oil company. Investors are worried that the new chief

Europe Natural resources and energy

Scotland stands to gain from renewable energy projects

Scotland’s renewable energy industry is not only helping it achieve its emissions targets, the large-scale energy projects that are currently underway in Scotland will create jobs, improve infrastructure, and can