Australia – Morrison Secure, for Now

Although there is little to suggest that the incumbent Liberal-National government might be toppled from office before the completion of the current three-year term in 2022, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s administration faces fresh challenges (more…) Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our August 2020 Political Risk Reports

PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on Argentina, where officials recently announced the achievement of an agreement with creditors to restructure some $65 billion of sovereign debt, enabling the country to avoid being shut out of international debt markets Read Entire Entry

INVESTIR – July 2020 Edition

The July 2020 edition of INVESTIR: Insights from the International Country Risk Guide is now available.  From growing uncertainties in the US to Guyana’s electoral impasse; EU stimulus provides a boost to much of Europe and the euro, and confidence improves in the UK. Cameroon’s peace talks Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – July 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, One of the benefits of having the longest running and independently back-tested geopolitical risk series globally is that it lends itself to a range of applications and uses, from asset trading and portfolio management, to risk mitigation (more…) Read Entire Entry

INVESTIR – June 2020 Edition

The June 2020 edition of INVESTIR: Insights from the International Country Risk Guide is now available. From Germany’s rising success to Mexico’s deteriorating security and investment climate. Things get interesting in Belarus, as Macron faces a dilemma in Paris. The sustainability of Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our July 2020 Political Risk Reports

In addition to fully revised reports on Colombia and Cuba, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes updates on Canada and Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity has been weakened by corruption allegations against members of his family and a growing perception that he badly Read Entire Entry

Taiwan – Beijing Threat Looms Large

As pre-election polls indicated would be the case, incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen won a second four-year term at the presidential contest held in January, taking 57.1% of the vote, compared to just 38.6% for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, the candidate of the KMT. Tsai’s nominally pro-independence Read Entire Entry

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