Country risk: Debt-ridden Angola turns a corner

Country risk: Debt-ridden Angola turns a corner

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The new president has made the start required to ensure investors take notice, with higher oil prices increasing liquidity, corruption addressed and business regulation improving.

Vietnam speeds up privatization as risks subside

Vietnam speeds up privatization as risks subside

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country will remain closed politically, but the authorities seem more determined than ever to address the fiscal problem, and that can only further improve an investor outlook underpinned by market-based economic reforms.

Ultra-safe Sweden might be due a wobble

Ultra-safe Sweden might be due a wobble

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country is enjoying Goldilocks conditions, with strong growth, low inflation and no notable fiscal problems to concern investors, but with elections this year, and credit risk heightened, the goods times might not last.

Mexico at risk from populism

Mexico at risk from populism

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Investor risk is heightened by the general election on July 1 and analysts fear it could see structural reforms undermined, weighing on economic growth potential.