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Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019

Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019

This year marks Axco’s second annual preview of the top risks that will affect businesses and investors in the year ahead. Although analysts never anticipate every headline that captures international attention, we aim to distil the significance of the most important developments that will inform decision makers.... Read more »


How Will Kenya Fare in the Green Bond Market?

How Will Kenya Fare in the Green Bond Market?

Kenya enters the green bond market. What are the possible implications for the country and potential investors?

In May 2018, the Kenyan Treasury Principal Secretary, Dr Kamau Thugge, announced that Kenya would start planning the legal framework to support issuing green bonds, the culmination of a journey started in 2016 at the United Nations Environment Assembly. The proposition was suggested by Amina J. Mohammed, then Nigeria’s Minister of Environment and now Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.... Read more »


When Stakes are High

WHEN STAKES ARE HIGH

Axco has published an overview of the political risk insurance (PRI) market and forecasts potential reforms and developments in global territories.... Read more »


India’s Healthcare Plans: Will They Take Off?

modi announces new india healthcare plans

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made two key announcements in his Independence Day speech, bolstering support for re-election next year.

He pledged to launch India’s first manned space mission by 2020 to make India the fourth country to do so, elevating the Indian’s pride in their country’s status.

He continued with an announcement to roll out a health insurance system from September, helping protect poor families from the cost of illness.... Read more »


Social Media, Reputational Risk and Crisis Communications

Tips to Manage Your Company's Online Reputation

It is estimated that by 2019, there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe. Drawn by its global reach and often instantaneous reactions, companies are often keen to exploit the tools to communicate positive marketing messages. The same attractions however, can also serve to amplify certain risks and reputational damage is a very real danger associated with social media’s power.

Axco's case study examines in detail how best to manage the risk to reputation in a social media crisis.... Read more »