R&C Trendwatch – Elections in key emerging markets heighten 2014 risks

A number of emerging market countries, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey, will be holding national elections in the coming months. The outcome of those elections may impact global companies doing business in those regions.

In most cases policy actions will stall in the run-up to the elections and, in several cases, the expected outcome may result in protectionist policies. Retail and consumer goods companies will want to be aware of what these electoral cycles will mean.