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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)...

Country Risks Report – Critical Risk

Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel   AfghanistanDR CongoIraqLibyaNigeriaPakistanSomaliaSouth SudanSyriaVenezuelaYemen

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...

Explosion Tragedy Was Man-made

This past terrible Tuesday, a bloodied young man as a result of the explosion stopped in a Beirut street to speak to a Western reporter. In that second, he spoke for us all in lamenting his stricken city. “We’re cursed. Even if the explosion was an accident, it is the...

Pressure Utilities Heightens Political Risk — Moody’s

MANILA, Philippines — The pressure exerted by Malacañang on big businesses, particularly on telecommunications providers as well as water concessionaires, may indicate unpredictability as well as weakening political and legal governance in the Philippines, according...

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