• Mexico: Deadline for vetting of local police officers unlikely to be met, underlines institutional deficiencies
  • Burkina Faso: Military overthrow of government likely following popular uprising in main cities
  • Nigeria: Decline in oil price ahead of 2015 elections to increase non-payment, currency risks
  • United States: Increased security at federal government buildings reflects elevated terrorism threat; overall terrorism threat remains low
  • Mozambique: Planned integration of Renamo fighters into security forces highlights continued push to implement peace deal
  • Yemen: Clashes in Baydah, Ibb point to intensification of violent resistance to increased Houthi territorial control
  • Costa Rica: Protests in Caribbean port city to persist despite continued talks between government, union
  • Nigeria: President’s decision to stand for re-election to fan ethno-regional tensions around February 2015 polls
  • Libya: Intense fighting in Benghazi reinforces likelihood of sustained instability in north-east
  • Lebanon: Parliament’s failure to elect president, bill to postpone legislative polls reflect political institutions’ paralysis
  • China: Pollution-related unrest will remain common despite legal reforms
  • France: Short-term unrest, increased protest activity in longer term likely following death of environmental protester
  • Bangladesh: Further protests, disruption likely after death sentence for key Islamist leader
  • Romania: Prime minister’s likely victory in presidential election to strengthen governing party’s grip on power
  • Turkmenistan: Rare protests reflect continued deficient provision of public utilities; wider instability unlikely
  • Myanmar: Constitutional review to trigger large-scale but peaceful opposition rallies over the next year

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  • Business Live: Thursday 9 October 2014

    Thursday, October 09, 2014 - ...5 live, from Nigeria, Thomas Hanson, a senior analyst at Control
    explains the effect of the Ebola outbreak on western African. There


  • All Quiet On The Fiscal Front -- For Now

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - ...government shutdowns. Michael Moran is managing director for global
    risk analysis at Control Risks. For more analysis, sign up for a
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  • Aécio Neves: Brazil’s potential kingmaker?

    Thursday, October 02, 2014 - ...Rousseff, according to Thomaz Favaro, a Brazil analyst for Control
    Risks, which helps companies assess political and business climate
    in markets...


  • Angola Raises Fuel Prices to Ease Subsidy, Free Social Spending

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - ...its 2013 budget on fuel subsidies, according to London-based Control
    Risks, a consultancy on governance. The government has been under


  • Neves Potential Kingmaker as Brazil Polls Call Him Also-Ran

    Monday, September 29, 2014 - according to Thomaz Favaro, Brazil analyst for political risk firm Control
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