From the CEO – June 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, The post C19 world (for most of us, at least) is redefining ways in which geopolitical risk can be conceptualized. Risk of this sort is not – and has never been – a uniform phenomenon, where the hazards to business and assets are more or less evenly distributed among, for example, Read Entire Entry

Chinese Relations Sour with the US and UK

Chinese relations sour with the US and UK; and border tensions with India mount. The country's ICRG risk ranking slides (yoy). Inflation is a concern; and a large fiscal hole will make budget cuts politically difficult. For more Insights like these from ICRG read the latest edition of INVESTIR: Read Entire Entry

Regional Political Risk Index (October 2019)

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

Mexico – AMLO Looking Vulnerable

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has had a rough go of it since taking office in December 2018, despite benefiting from a strong popular mandate and the reliable backing of majorities in both chambers of the bicameral Congress. His approach to tackling key problems Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our June 2020 Political Risk Reports

In addition to updates on Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, and Uruguay, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on the United States, where political tensions are running higher than usual ahead of a high-stakes general election due to take place in early Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – May 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, Summer is upon us.  It’s a time to spend more of the day outdoors, pursuing recreational activities, and passing time with friends and family.  That much of the world is ‘reopening’ after several months of C-19-induced lockdowns is also – like summer – a welcome sight. Read Entire Entry

INVESTIR – May 2020 Edition

May's edition of INVESTIR: Insights from the International Country Risk Guide is now available. Political risk is in full force this month as the direct impact of the C-19 pandemic recedes in some parts of the world and as risk appetite takes hold in some asset classes. Watch for considerable Read Entire Entry

Angola – Economic Troubles Bring Political Risks

As elsewhere in the region, Angola has initiated the process of easing social-distancing rules imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, but a resumption of full economic activity is still some way off. The lockdown rules were breached with such frequency that security personnel were deployed as Read Entire Entry

Poland – COVID-19 Creates Election Controversy

The conservative-nationalist PiS won a second term in office at parliamentary elections held in October 2019, but the government headed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki depends on the support of two conservative parties—Agreement and United Poland—for its majority in the 460-member Sejm and Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – April 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, As it is often said, there is a time for everything.  Now, given that the peak of the COVID-19 infection curve in most countries has passed and all attention is devoted to various ways of ‘opening’ economies, this is the time to begin to think differently about a number of things. Read Entire Entry