Congo Country Risk Views

Pages

Defeat Of The M23: First Thoughts

The crushing defeat inflicted by UN-backed Congolese troops on the M23 rebels offers hope that Kinshasa may succeed in imposing government control over the chaotic province of North Kivu. It remains...

Read article ›
The Global Impact Of US Syria Strike

US airstrikes against Syria would have consequences beyond the Middle East. Despite their opposition, Russia and China may see some unexpected benefits, while North Korea will be nervous.

Read article ›
Mining Boom Cushions Fiscal Crisis

An iron ore boom is causing growth to pick up in the Republic of the Congo, an oil-dependent economy facing declining energy production. New sources of fiscal revenue will mitigate the impact that...

Read article ›
Current Account Heading Into The Red

Stagnating oil production and heavy dependence on imports will cause the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) to post a deepening current account deficit over the coming years. BMI predicts that...

Read article ›
Agreement Signed, But Framework Hollow

BMI View: The Addis Ababa 'Framework Agreement' signed on February 24 is more a statement of principles than a detailed peace plan, and we doubt it will meaningfully improve the security situation in...

Read article ›

Pages

Filter results

By Geography

By Sector

By Information Type