Country Risks Report – High Risk

Personnel on the ground should maintain a high level of vigilance due to the presence of considerable and multiple risk factors (high levels of insecurity, significant health concerns, social and/or political instability, etc)...

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...