Category Archives: Political Risk

Marketplace Realities: Political Risk

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In this update to our Marketplace Realities, political risk edition, our price prediction for political risk is flat to +2%. There are several locales in which political risks are significant. Continue reading →

What Oil Volatility Means for Political Risk

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The price of a barrel of oil has slipped by almost 40% in the last few months (from $115 to $70). This is primarily due to three reasons: the global economy is consuming less oil; OPEC has started producing more oil; the US has been producing shale gas much more effectively and efficiently. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2015?

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Our list of emerging risks for 2015 covers the kind of perils that keep risk managers up at night: cyber risk, oil price volatility, the changing demands of today’s workforce, the over-confidence corporations have in the ability of their entity … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Instability and Insecurity Allow for Further Radicalisation in Libya

With conflict noticeably resurgent over the last two weeks it appears that an increasingly unstable and divided Libya is set for further violence and political uncertainty. Continue reading →

Renewable Investors Face New (Uninsured) Risks from Government Drawbacks

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Such has been the surge in investment in renewable energy projects, driven by political pressure to invest in less emission-intensive energy production and the provision of renewable energy incentives, that investment in renewables has now outstripped fossil fuel fired plants. Continue reading →

Brazil Must Build on Legacy of World Cup if it is to Turn Around its Economic Woes

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

The World Cup is a one-time event and many of these direct and indirect benefits could prove to be temporary unless Brazil takes steps to build on this legacy. Continue reading →

Ukraine Update

Sloviansk, Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine remains fluid, tense, and poised for a further escalation in violence that directly challenges the weaknesses of the Ukrainian state in the approach to the Presidential Elections on 25th May. The past eight days has seen … Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Political Instability

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Traditionally, political risk has meant some form of direct governmental interference such as expropriation. However, national governments are no longer the only, or in many cases the primary, source of political risk in emerging markets. Political risk can also stem from … Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →