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Africa Risk-Reward Index 2019
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Africa Risk-Reward        Index 2019: Reforms        and Resistance

With ambitious reform agendas, unfilled demand for goods and services, infrastructure gaps and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, Africa presents an abundance of opportunity and possibility for business. Download the fourth Africa Risk-Reward Index for a comparative snapshot of some of the continent’s largest and emerging markets.

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Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on September 1st. Dorian remained stationary for 40 hours, causing widespread damage in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Our analyst for the Caribbean shares his perspective on the situation.

Greece taking on the anarchists
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Greece: Taking on the anarchists 

The centre-right New Democracy (ND) party came to power in July. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ran on a platform of restoring law and order and singled out anarchist groups as a key target.

China prepares retaliatory measures as trade war deepens
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China prepares retaliatory measures as trade war deepens

Despite China’s Ministry of Commerce emphasising China’s willingness to continue negotiations with the US to avoid further escalation of the bilateral trade war, China is still preparing multiple retaliation options.

Nigeria's ambitious budget to sustain sovereign and regulatory risks
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Nigeria’s ambitious budget to sustain sovereign, regulatory risks

On 8 October President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record NGN 10.33 trillion budget at a joint session of the National Assembly (legislature). The 2020 budget marks an increase on the NGN 8.83 trillion budget for 2019 and assumes that crude oil production will be maintained at 2.18m barrels per day at a price of USD 57 per barrel.

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What new leadership means for Islamic State

Islamic State (IS) on 31 October confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and announced his successor. On 27 October US President Donald Trump had announced that Baghdadi had been killed in a US special forces raid outside the village of Barisha (Idlib province, Syria).

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Recovering from a crisis

At our founding in 1975, Control Risks’ mission was to help organizations respond to and recover from acute crises. Since then we have partnered with our clients to meet the challenges of a wide range of disruptive events across more than 150 countries.

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