Mapping Political Risk
Some emerging markets are experiencing reduced political risk exposures, according to Aon Risk Solutions, which recently launched its political risk map.
Drawing on 15 years of data collection on emerging markets, Aon identified a dozen countries that are experiencing less risk than last year, and 13 countries that are experiencing greater risk. The work was done in partnership with Roubini Global Economics.
Countries with downgraded risk ratings were Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Panama and Paraguay.
Countries whose risk profiles have increased were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Guatemala, Macedonia, Montenegro, Oman, Pakistan, Swaziland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
Risks are assessed based on economic factors, political interference, legal and regulatory issues, supply chain interruption, political violence, and the ease of doing business.
--By Anne Freedman
May 1, 2013
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