2012 Political Risk Map
While clarity has begun to emerge in some of the countries affected by the Arab Spring, the resulting tension has spurred or intensified protests in dozens of countries, both within the region and elsewhere. According to Aon's recently published 2012 Political Risk Map this remains a concern for businesses operating in those nations.
Aon Risk Solutions measured political risk in 167 countries and territories to assess the risk level of exchange transfer, sovereign non-payment, political interference, supply chain disruption, legal and regulatory, and political violence.
"These uprisings and protests remain a key concern in 2012 and we see this reflected in rating downgrades of several countries," said Roger Schwartz, senior vice president of political risk for Aon Risk Solutions' Crisis Management Practice. "This is forcing CEOs and CFOs of businesses with overseas operations in emerging markets to revisit risk management and risk mitigation measures."
Upgrades (where the overall country or territory risk is rated lower than the previous year)
Downgrades (where the overall country or territory risk is rated higher than the previous year)
For more information visit http://www.aon.com/2012politicalriskmap
•Date: 10th February 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Enterprise risk management