Global political risk outlook ‘bleak’ as pandemic fallout drives instability, finds Verisk index

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Some 88 of 130 countries are likely to see a spike in political risk by 2023, with the global outlook “bleak” for the next two years, finds Verisk Maplecroft’s annual sector outlook. Driven by the economic fallout from Covid-19, Verisk says the pandemic’s impact on political instability will be “2020’s sting in the tail” and the crisis’s “final act”. Some…

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