From the CEO – August 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, President Trump’s penchant for bilateral trade deals and turning up the heat during the phases of the negotiations were in full view as PRS was concluding this month’s ratings, analyses, and forecasts. After weeks of what appeared to be stalled talks between Washington and Mexico Read Entire Entry

Switzerland – Obstacles to EU Deal Remain

Switzerland landscape
Federal elections will take place in 2019, and relations with the EU will undoubtedly be a central issue of the campaign, with potentially negative implications for the ability of the Swiss corporate sector to maintain seamless cross-border operations and obtain a suitable supply of skilled labor. Read Entire Entry

New Zealand – Peters Stirring the Pot

Labour Party Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern went on six-week maternity leave following the birth of her daughter in late June, providing Winston Peters, the leader of the populist-nationalist NZ First, with an opportunity to head the government on a temporary basis. Freed from the constraints of Read Entire Entry

Israel – Trump a Gift that Keeps on Giving

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has much cause for concern, against the backdrop of a civil war raging in neighboring Syria, violent clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters along the border with Gaza, and the threat of indictment on corruption charges that continues to Read Entire Entry

Regional Political Risk Index

Below is our most recent Political Risk Index (PRI) Table ranked from low to high risk within each region listed. The PRI is the overall measure of risk for a given country, calculated by using all 17 risk components from the PRS Methodology including turmoil, financial transfer, direct investment, Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our August 2018 Political Risk Reports

This month’s coverage of the Americas includes a political risk update on Brazil, where the outcome of the October presidential election is clouded by the fact that former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva remains the most popular candidate, despite the fact that the founding leader of Read Entire Entry