Algeria faces a new political era whose uncertainty will compound economic and political stagna- tion and concerns over scal management.
Economic risk (MEDIUM): The defenestration of ex-president Abdelaziz Boute ika has cast an already weak economy into even further uncertainty.
Political risk (HIGH): Opposition parties have refused to back Abdelkader Bensalah’s 90-day interim appointment as president, as thousands of students have protested in Algiers.
Financial risk (LOW): With its closed nancial system Algeria is largely immune to global volatility. Falling oil prices increased risks of nancial instability so a rebound has eased pressure.
Commercial risk (MEDIUM): The ousting of Boute ika and the uncertainty of who will replace him will deter foreign investors. Algeria has its poor ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report.