Oil producing countries have experienced a rise in political risk, finds Aon’s 2015 political risk map, which focuses on emerging markets. Only seven countries managed to reduce risk compared to last year, while the commodity price decline was a common factor in most of the 12 countries that were downgraded. Oil prices may be stabilising at around US$60 a barrel, but the impact of the steep price drop was felt across many producing countries outside the GCC, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

Source: Global Trade Review, 04/03/2015