Mexico, Argentina, Brazil in top 21 countries at risk for extreme public unrest

Posted on August 19, 2016 • Filed under: Argentina, Brazil, Conflicts, Latin America News, Mexico reported civil unrest is significantly more disruptive to business in France than in any other western economy, reveals a new global index released by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, which rates the country ‘high risk’ alongside emerging markets, such as Brazil and South Africa.

France’s deep-rooted culture of political protest and strikes has seen the country ranked 16th most at risk globally in the latest quarterly Civil Unrest Index (CUI) from Verisk Maplecroft. The ranking of 198 countries measures triggers for unrest: the frequency and severity of mass demonstrations and protests: the effects on business; and the mechanisms in place to avert disruption.

As companies assess the viability of relocating European headquarters from the UK following the Brexit referendum, the findings provide a useful insight into some of the structural problems facing business in France. The country features among emerging markets such as India (4th), Mexico (7th), Nigeria (10th), South Africa (13th), Argentina (15th) and Brazil (21st). The only other Western European country to feature in the worst performers was Greece ranked 25th, while Italy (77th) is the next highest. Read Article

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