Political Risk

What price political risk?

Investors should be aware of the conspicuous geopolitical, economic and financial stakes involved in the standoff over Ukraine. Photo: AP

Do investors really care about political risk?

Friday, 7 March, 2014, 2:40am

More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

Chip Starnes tells of his ordeal after he was held hostage by workers at his factory. Photo: AFP

Social instability in mainland China is increasingly a major concern for foreign investors, with the deal-making process often involving more than just the buyer and the seller - as local governments and even workers are capable of tearing up carefully negotiated agreements at the 11th hour.

10 Mar 2014 - 12:27pm 1 comment