From the CEO – October 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, The gyrations and sell-offs of most asset classes during October continued as ICRG was going to press.  Clearly something that I spoke about in previous client letters given stretched valuations, rising  interest rates, trade issues, weakening global growth – the latter witnessed Read Entire Entry

Slovakia – Pellegrini Fails to Soothe Discontent

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini has completed his first six months in office after taking over the top government post from Róbert Fico, who felt obliged to resign earlier this year amid the largest anti-government street protests the country had seen since the 1989 Velvet Revolution. The catalyst Read Entire Entry

China – Risk Grows as Trade War Escalates

The US imposed a 10% tariff on another $200 billion worth of imports from China earlier this month, in the latest round of the escalating trade war in which neither side has given any indication that it is considering retreat. The new tariffs will increase to 25% on January 1, 2019, unless a deal Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our October 2018 Political Risk Reports

Our extensive coverage of Western Europe this month includes fully revised reports on Finland and Sweden, as well as Turkey, where an early general election held in June resulted in a first-round victory for the incumbent, AKP leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the presidential election, and the Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – September 2018

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, While most attention on emerging markets of late concerns the underperformance of the asset class and the travails of such countries as Argentina and Turkey, one region that hasn’t received much attention is Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paucity of discussion is unfortunate since, Read Entire Entry