political risk

Fears over global populist revolt push up Italy’s debt costs – Reuters – 11/11/2016

Concerns that Italy could become the next nation to be hit by a global populist revolt, which could sink Matteo Renzi's premiership in a referendum next month, drove its borrowing costs to their highest for over a year on Friday. Growing anger at the political mainstream in 2016 has seen Americans elect Donald Trump to [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

EU’s Juncker demands clarity from Trump on trade, climate, NATO – Reuters – 10/11/2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Thursday for clarity from Donald Trump on issues such as global trade, climate policy and future relations with NATO allies following his U.S. victory in the presidential election.

Source:  Reuters, 2016/11/10

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Australia ratifies climate pact amid Trump fears – Phys.org – 10/11/2016

Australia ratified the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, amid fears US president-elect Donald Trump could follow through on his pledge to "cancel" the landmark pact aimed at tackling global warming. More than 100 nations representing 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have inked the historic Paris Agreement, the world's first universal climate pact, which came [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Donald Trump seals historic US election victory – FT – 09/11/2016

Donald Trump has won a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton, wrongfooting investors around the world and defying Republican and Democratic political elites with his populist “Make America Great Again” movement. The victory by the political outsider, amplified by a Republican sweep of the Senate and House of Representatives, marks a repudiation of Barack Obama that [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It’s Not Just Trump Casting Cloud Over Southeast Asia Growth – Bloomberg – 03/11/2016

Donald Trump’s protectionist policies aside, rising political risk in Southeast Asia is casting a shadow over economies that have been a driver of global growth in recent years. Foreign investors pulled out of Thailand stocks at the fastest pace this year in October. The Philippine peso has sunk close to levels last traded during the [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Fragility of minority Government has shortened the political time-horizon – The Independent – 23/10/2016

Short-termism in politics works in good times but can lead to an unwillingness to make hard strategic choices.

Source:  The Independent, 2016/10/23

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Philippines: Moody’s says political risks ‘less predictable’ – Malaya Business Insight – 19/10/2016

Moody’s Investors Service yesterday said the country’s existing investment grade rating (Baa2) reflects sound economic and fiscal fundamentals but noted that political risks have become “less predictable.”

Source:  Malaya Business Insight, 2016/10/19

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

India: Coal Ministry opposes NITI Aayog’s draft Energy Policy – The Economic Times – 18/10/2016

Wary of losing Coal India’s pricing power, the Piyush Goyal-led Ministry of Coal has raised reservations over the draft National Energy Policy, which favours aligning domestic coal prices with international rates. The lack of consensus between the Centre and the ministry has delayed the policy, which has been in the works at NITI Aayog, the [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tough reforms key for Brazil to overcome recession – Reuters – 29/09/2016

Any watering down of Brazil's key fiscal austerity reforms in congress could threaten the country's gradual recovery from a bruising, two year recession, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Source:  Reuters, 2016/09/29

By |October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Turkey Enters Emergency Rule as Erdogan Hints at Extension

Turkey entered its second day under a state of emergency as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled that the three-month period approved by parliament may not be enough to complete a purge of those responsible for last week’s failed coup.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2016/07/22

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |