Political Risk in Global Energy

There are numerous examples of political risk affecting the operations and profitability of energy companies – sometimes very seriously. Stephen O’Sullivan, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, discusses the three main risks from...

DFC $60 Billion U.S. Corporation

The DFC (Development Finance Corporation) represents an important new financing source for companies investing in emerging markets overseas, as well as in projects in the U.S. that enhance the domestic response to COVID-19. The recently launched DFC has up to $60...

What is the difference between Bonds vs Bank Guarantees

People often ask what is the difference between Surety Bonds vs Bank Guarantees. The products are generally identical and have exactly the same obligations, at law when called on for payment. Under an unconditional bank guarantee, the bank’s liability to make a...

Kidnapped Victim Rescued

Businessman found safe and unharmed in rural Free State town after being kidnapped. Five alleged kidnappers have been arrested. Police in the Free State have rescued a businessman who was kidnapped nearly two weeks and arrested five of his alleged kidnappers. Shaiful...