We should be concern and aware of the different political risks. On how it impacts different economics sectors such as growth, trade, the value of currency, investment, incomes and many more.
Here is why common people should be knowledgeable about these risks. Political risks can lead to the following:
1. Lower Investment. It may result to slower economic growth that may lead to higher unemployment. An example of this is when a new election has taken place and the elected president would impose higher taxes on certain goods and services.
2. These risks may lead to weak exchange rate and equity market. Political unrest or strikes usually affects how the currency plays in the market.
3. Political risk in other nation or country can negatively impact your economy.
4. Political risks can lead to the fall of the stock market and increase interest rates.