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Europe Risk Pulse

Press freedom and political risk in Central and Eastern Europe

The continuing erosion of press freedom in Central and Eastern Europe should raise alarms among business leaders that operate in the region. Growing media consolidation, autocratic critiques of journalism and prosecutions against reporters are all undermining the ability of observers to get solid business intelligence. In the absence of a free press, political risk is rising in these European markets.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Corruption continues to deter investment in Malawi

Three years ago, Malawi was hit by a $32 million corruption scandal. Despite recent efforts to fight corruption, it remains a major obstacle.

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,

Europe Politics

TTIP highlights France and Sweden’s similarities

Sweden and France’s societies seem remarkably different, but these countries have political similarities and shared interests in TTIP negotiations. On September 29th, Swedish Liberal People’s Party politician Cecilia Malmström was

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Compliance risks challenge business in the Middle East

Some markets have avoided rigid laws and regulations as a comparative advantage. But that has changed lately. Compliance has gained in importance worldwide as laws approved in one corner of the

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Hot Money in Nigeria’s Capital Markets

Nigeria is the new kid on the block when it comes to international capital markets, with Abuja gaining international economic and political attention. The setting for the World Economic Forum,