India rides the risks, with elections looming

India rides the risks, with elections looming

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country is defying global uncertainty and market turmoil in the lead-up to elections in 2019, with the country in a stronger position now to withstand the prospect of BJP falling.

ECR survey results Q2 2018: Global risk subsides but the US, South Africa and Asian EMs dive as anxiety returns

ECR survey results Q2 2018: Global risk subsides but the US, South Africa and Asian EMs dive as anxiety returns

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Global risk subsided in the first half of the year, according to Euromoney’s country risk survey, with confidence in Europe maintained and commodity producers benefiting from better terms of trade. Yet with US interest rates rising, and Brexit, Russia and protectionism risks prevailing, investor prospects have more recently become uncertain for the remainder of 2018.

Barbados represents a higher risk opportunity

Barbados represents a higher risk opportunity

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The new government has inherited a mess, with Euromoney’s survey signalling a further rise in risk in Q2 2018, but ECR experts believe proactive leadership can suitably address the issues.

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

Country risk: Russia takes centre stage

By JEREMY WELTMAN

When the World Cup fanfare is over, investors must gauge whether the country represents a better bet than other emerging markets – and there are still some nagging doubts.

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.