Where are the most dangerous places in the world to run a business? The geography of risk changed significantly in the last year, according to the 2013 Risk Map released today by the risk management business of Aon, a London-based insurance and business services company. But some parts also stayed the same: Central Africa remains a no-go zone, while the Middle East and Central Asia are still very risky.
The whole map can be seen here (PDF).
Countries were evaluated for overall risk, and also given special mention for particular risks in six categories: exchange transfers, sovereign non-payment of debts, political interference, supply chain disruption, legal and regulatory risk and political violence. Nine Middle Eastern countries and 23 African countries were said to be particularly risky in all six of them.