Panama: Closure of the country’s largest copper mine and historic low water levels in the Panama Canal are a setback for the economy




Argentina: Rough political transition and painful but needed reforms are expected as far-right Milei is elected president




Malawi: IMF programme approval delivers vital financial breathing space in the short term




Benin: Classified in medium to long-term political risk category 6/7




Ecuador: New president will only rule for 1.5 years but is likely to continue business-friendly and orthodox policies




MENA region: Fallouts from the Hamas-Israel war affect neighbouring countries




Venezuela: Significant sanction relief from the USA but the threat of a sanction reversal looms




Singapore: Challenging outlook amid poor international climate