Coming Soon in Our September 2021 Political Risk Reports

PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes fully revised reports on Paraguay and Suriname, as well as updates on Costa Rica and Canada, where polling data indicates that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have blundered badly by calling a snap election that will be held on September 20. Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – August 2021

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, At first glance – and given the media treatment of the events in Afghanistan over the past several weeks – the trajectory of political risk in that country doesn’t appear to be too promising. Indeed, since most in the political risk business today were far too young to be Read Entire Entry

Kuwait – Power Struggle Grinds On

The prolonged power struggle between the royally appointed government and popularly elected lawmakers who are intent on making all state ministers, including members of the ruling Al Sabah clan, more accountable to the Parliament shows no sign of abating, despite both a change of rulers in late Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our August 2021 Political Risk Reports

PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes an update on political developments in Argentina, as well as fully revised reports on Cuba, where a recent rare eruption of political unrest highlights the challenges for the Communist regime in the post-Castro era, and Peru, which is being Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – July 2021

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, A question I’m asked increasingly often is whether we see any real risk of increased sovereign defaults on the near-term horizon.  Much of what underlies the query rests on the now well-known precept that debt moratoria are often just as politically motivated as they are about Read Entire Entry

Philippines – Pressure to Boost Investment

Voters will go to the polls for presidential and legislative elections in May 2022, and President Rodrigo Duterte is burnishing his populist and nationalist credentials with the aim of maximizing public support for a presidential bid by his daughter Sara. Duterte has gained notoriety for using his Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our July 2021 Political Risk Reports

PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes an examination of the risk for business stemming from widespread unrest in Colombia and growing disenchantment with the political leadership in Brazil, as well as analysis of the mid-term election results in Mexico and the prospects for any Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – June 2021

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, During client calls and sometimes in conversation about the influence of political risk on investments, I’m asked about the real or measurable impact of adverse effects of politically motivated actions.  Not the esoteric stuff of the ‘talking head’ crowd about, say, the Read Entire Entry

Saudi Arabia – Fiscal Sustainability in Focus

The COVID-19 numbers have ticked upward in May, but the daily figures for both cases and deaths remain far below the peak levels reached early in the year and appear to have stabilized. With the health threat seemingly under control and a national vaccination program proceeding at a rapid pace, Read Entire Entry

Haiti – Crisis Deepening

Haiti is once again mired in a political crisis, with President Jovenel Moïse governing by decree in the absence of a sitting legislature, and the opposition insisting that Moïse’s mandate expired on February 7, a position supported by many legal experts. For his part, Moïse contends that his Read Entire Entry