SNAPSHOT: First INSTEX transaction completed with Iran, economic impact of mechanism likely to be minimal
April 1, 2020

SNAPSHOT: First INSTEX transaction completed with Iran, economic impact of mechanism likely to be minimal

EU-Iran trading mechanism Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) successfully conducted its first transaction on Tuesday (31 March). Germany, France and the United Kingdom enabled the export of medical devices from Europe, according to the German foreign ministry.

MOZAMBIQUE: Escalating terrorist threat likely to disrupt major LNG projects
March 31, 2020

MOZAMBIQUE: Escalating terrorist threat likely to disrupt major LNG projects

Expanding terrorism threat in the northern Cabo Delgado province is threatening the continued development of major natural gas projects

SIM Report: Central & Eastern Europe, Issue 3
March 30, 2020

SIM Report: Central & Eastern Europe, Issue 3

The latest Central & Eastern Europe SIM looks into the proposed constitutional changes in Russia, the impact of COVID-19 in the sub-region, and the overhaul of renewable energy tariffs in Ukraine.

 

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 27 March 2020
March 27, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 27 March 2020

 
Police deploy tear gas during anniversary demonstrations in Yuen Long. We assess the threat in the week ahead.
GHANA: Despite new oil deals, crashing oil prices are likely to increase debt concerns
March 23, 2020

GHANA: Despite new oil deals, crashing oil prices are likely to increase debt concerns

COVID-19 outbreaks and consequent travel restrictions, along with an oil price war have damaged Ghana's prospects for an oil-wealth boom. A growing need to credit to sustain SMEs is likely to add to the government's debt-burden, raising medium-term default risks. 
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 20 March 2020
March 20, 2020

HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR 20 March 2020

 

Hong Kong experienced a week without any serious unrest. We assess the threat in the week ahead.

SIM Report: Northeast Asia, Issue 6
March 18, 2020

SIM Report: Northeast Asia, Issue 6

Our Sub-regional Intelligence Monitor (SIM) report on Northeast Asia looks at:

  • North Korean hacker groups and growing cyber and business risks
  • The intensifying media row between the US and China
  • The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on South Korean businesses

SIM Report: MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA ISSUE 2, MARCH 2020
March 17, 2020

SIM Report: MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA ISSUE 2, MARCH 2020

Our Sub-regional Intelligence Monitor (SIM) report on Middle East and Central Asia looks at:

  • MbS power consolidation suggests preparations for succession
  • OPEC+ allies fracture signals price volatility, lasting economic consequences 
  • A solution to Lebanon's debt crisis amid escalating political tensions

SIM REPORT: North America, Issue 5
March 17, 2020

SIM REPORT: North America, Issue 5

The latest SIM report on North America analyses:

  • The impact of declining oil prices on the energy sector in Alberta, Canada
  • A supreme court ruling in Canada affecting how companies do business overseas
  • The US Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates to counter COVID-19’s economic impact