Political Risk Map 2019: ‘Unprecedented uncertainty ahead’

Published: Friday, 01 March 2019 09:20

According to Marsh businesses around the world are facing a period of ‘unprecedented uncertainty’ due to rising geopolitical tensions and protectionist sentiments, coupled with ongoing trade disputes. This is the headline finding from the Marsh Political Risk Map 2019, which is based on data from Fitch Solutions, a leading source of independent political, macroeconomic, financial, and industry risk analysis. The interactive map rates more than 200 countries and territories on the basis of short- and long-term political, economic, and operational stability and gives insight into where risks are most likely to emerge.

Other key findings from the Political Risk Map 2019 include:

“Businesses with direct foreign investments are facing an unprecedented breadth of challenges today from emerging economies to so-called developed economies,” said Evan Freely, Global Practice Leader, Credit Specialties, Marsh. “In uncertain times, vigilance and broad, systemic risk analysis coupled with political and trade credit insurance, will be vital to minimizing these threats.”

Findings from Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2019 are similar to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019, which ranked rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions as the most urgent risk in 2019.

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