The world at risk
(FORTUNE Magazine) - APRIL 28, 2006 A look at hot spots, economic fault lines, and events that might have an impact on global risk.
President Uribe is expected to win reelection May 28 without a runoff, guaranteeing continuation of his pro-growth policies.
Foreign oil companies will have little choice but to accept Chavez's tightening of terms, including raising taxes and royalties.
An April attack on a Sinai resort, the third in 18 months, will hurt tourism and further weaken a government beset by sectarian clashes.
Progress in securing parliamentary approval for social security reforms has improved Turkey's risk profile in international markets.
5. Saudi Arabia
An agreement to help China start a petroleum reserve could tilt Riyadh away from Washington and strengthen ties with Beijing.
Gazprom's choice of partners for development of a gas project in the Barents Sea represents major new foreign investment.