Emerging markets face ‘unparalleled’ civil unrest as pandemic takes toll, warns Maplecroft

Black Lives Matter protest, Washington DC. Credit: iStock/Coast-to-Coast

Some 37 countries are at risk of major civil unrest before the end of 2020 as the economic fallout from Covid-19 spikes, with emerging markets most under threat, according to analysis from Verisk Maplecroft. Protests are set to swell as unemployment rates climb and the pandemic sends economies into reverse, inflaming existing public anger with governments, said the firm. It…

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