From the CEO – March 2019

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, With overall levels of political risk expected to rise in the US as the presidential cycle kicks into gear this fall, PRS’ eyes are fixed firmly on parts of Europe. Despite some blips of higher consumer confidence showing up in our models in February, the outlook for the mainstay of Read Entire Entry

Russia – Putin Playing Defense at Home

President Vladimir Putin won a six-year extension of his tenure as president by a landslide at an election held in March 2018, and his allies in United Russia control a comfortable majority in the national legislature. However, Putin’s stock has diminished in recent months, amid rumblings of Read Entire Entry

Hong Kong – Beijing Chipping Away at Autonomy

The Beijing government’s further encroachment on the autonomy that Hong Kong enjoys as a special administrative region of China will continue to have a mildly negative effect on political risk in what is otherwise one of the most attractive business climates in the world. Chinese President Xi Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our March 2019 Political Risk Reports

In addition to fresh analyses of Colombia and Costa Rica, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on Argentina, where President Mauricio Macri is running out of time to rebuild public trust before seeking a renewal of his mandate.  The painful austerity measures Read Entire Entry