The spread of violence and instability from Syria and Libya; increasing terrorism across key growth economies; the heightened risk of social unrest driving regime change; and resource nationalism will be the drivers of political risk for 2013, according to the fifth annual Political Risk Atlas, released by Maplecroft.
Maplecroft’s Political Risk Atlas 2013 (PRA) includes 50 risk indices and interactive maps developed to enable companies and investors to monitor the key political issues and trends affecting the business environments of 197 countries. The Atlas includes dynamic short-term risks, such as rule of law, political violence including terrorism, the macroeconomic environment, expropriation, resource nationalism and regime stability, as well as structural long-term risks, such as economic diversification, resource security, infrastructure readiness, and human rights. Indeed, changing patterns of human rights risk on the ground are considered leading indicators of political risk by Maplecroft.
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