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.

Turkey remains a conundrum

Turkey remains a conundrum

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Concerned by policymaking risks, analysts are lukewarm on junk-status Turkey’s prospects, despite the fact it compares favourably alongside investment grades.

Ghana’s next oil boom is just around the corner

Ghana’s next oil boom is just around the corner

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The sovereign has recorded one of the largest improvements of any sub-Saharan borrower this year in Euromoney’s country risk survey – the recovering oil market, contract certainty and plans to expand the extractive industry explain why.

Ecuador is a bright light, outshining Venezuela

Ecuador is a bright light, outshining Venezuela

By JEREMY WELTMAN

Euromoney’s survey highlights one LatAm borrower on an improving risk trend with attractive credentials, as long as it can ride out the political tensions under its new leadership.

High-risk Ukraine is back on the radar

High-risk Ukraine is back on the radar

By JEREMY WELTMAN

The country has turned a corner and is promising stronger growth – and more reforms – but it needs to maintain progress to offer safer returns.