Slovakia – Coalition under Stress

Barely a year has elapsed since the multi-party coalition government headed by Prime Minister Róbert Fico’s Smer took charge, and the evident tensions among the ideologically diverse partners point to a risk that the government could fall apart before completing its four-year term in 2020, and Read Entire Entry

Italy – Risk of Market Retreat

Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who stepped down after constitutional reforms proposed by his government were rejected by voters at a referendum held in early December, cleared the first hurdle of his political comeback in April, winning re-election as leader of the governing PD, which he Read Entire Entry

Saudi Arabia – A Step Back on Reform

An austerity drive that underpins the Vision 2030 economic diversification program unveiled by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in April 2016 was partially reversed last month, when a royal decree rescinded cuts to bonuses and benefits for public-sector workers that went into effect in Read Entire Entry

Nigeria – Buhari’s Illness Cause for Anxiety

As political leaders struggle to lift the economy out of a prolonged recession caused by a protracted slump in global oil prices, questions surrounding the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is only half-way through his four-year term, have introduced yet another source of political risk. Read Entire Entry

Singapore – Refreshing the Leadership

Political instability is unlikely to be a major problem for investors to contemplate in the short term, with the ruling PAP in full command of the unicameral legislature, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong making gradual adjustments to ensure a smooth succession. Lee has indicated that he is Read Entire Entry

Keeping the Budget in Balance

ICRG's May 2017 Budget Balance as % of GDP Read Entire Entry

Inside PRS

Summer is upon us and many new and exciting happenings continue at The PRS Group! NEW RISK REPORT First up, we have all new and original political and country risk reports for June – a very busy month! We’ll begin our coverage of the Americas with a report on Peru, where President Pedro Pablo Read Entire Entry