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RiskMap 2018
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RiskMap 2018

RiskMap is our forecast of the year ahead in political and security risk. 2018 promises the strongest economic growth in a decade, but also a host of geopolitical uncertainties. In a world of assertive leaders and populist imperatives, knowing the mind of the person at the top is critical.

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A tapestry of risk and opportunity on the new silk road

The Chinese Belt and Road initiative is an enticing investment opportunity, but security strategies should factor in kidnap risk in some areas.

Russia’s automotive sector: emerging from the doldrums
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Russia’s automotive sector: emerging from the doldrums

Recent data from Russia suggest that 2017 will be the first year since 2014 that an increase in domestic automotive sales is expected. The growth in sales is a positive sign not just for car manufacturers and distributors.

Saudi Arabia: Corruption investigations
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Saudi Arabia corruption investigations

The ongoing corruption investigations into members of the royal family, government officials and the economic elite are unprecedented.

Africa Risk-Reward Index
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Africa Risk-Reward Index

Competitive edge in Africa means not only figuring out the no-brainers, but staying ahead of the pack in knowing what's next.

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Virtual kidnapping in the United States

Virtual kidnapping is a crime which is traditionally or even principally associated with Latin America. But it is also very common in the US. However, despite how common it is and how much local coverage incidents get, most people still don’t know about virtual kidnapping, and so it continues to thrive.

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Zimbabwe: New central bank measures

In response to a severe liquidity crisis, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) John Mangudya on 4 May announced that new ‘bond notes’ would be printed and entered into circulation through an export incentive of 5% of export proceeds.

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Trump Effect Or Long-Term Trend

Last week’s US-China trade talks did little to allay fears that this summer will bring a scenario finally worthy of the name “trade war”. Beyond a few basic points of agreement and a vague commitment to hold further talks, there seems little real movement on key issues including the bilateral trade deficit...

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