From the CEO – June 2018

Dear Clients, All eyes were on Mexico and the July 1st vote as the finishing touches to our monthly data were completed.  The backdrop to the campaign could not be more depressing and the election has been among the bloodiest in the country’s checkered history. More than 120 politicians have Read Entire Entry

El Salvador – Voters Tired of Existing Options

On March 4, voters cast ballots to fill the 84 seats in the national Legislative Assembly and 262 mayoral posts. President Salvador Sánchez Céren’s leftist FMLN was expected to sustain losses, but the damage was far more extensive than anticipated. The party’s seat total in the Legislative Read Entire Entry

Saudi Arabia – Aggressive Diplomacy Carries Risk

FORECASTS OF RISK TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS   Turmoil Financial Transfer Direct Investment Export Market 18‑Month: High A- B A- Five‑Year: Moderate A- B B+   Years Real GDP Growth % Inflation % Current Account ($bn) 2013-2017(AVG) 2.3 1.9 28.77 2018(F) 1.6 3.4 22.40 2019-2023(F) 2.2 2.2 12.10 Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our June 2018 Reports

Our coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on Peru, where the downfall of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski under the weight of corruption scandals has unexpectedly lifted a political novice, Martín Vizcarra, into the top office.  With no party affiliation, Vizcarra Read Entire Entry