RiskMap Podcast: Mr. Abe Comes to Washington, Elections in Kazakhstan and the UK

April 24, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington with an eye toward a trade deal that could have major implications for the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is almost guaranteed to win re-election, while the outcome of the UK's vote is far less certain. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Asia’s New Bank, Parsing the Iran Deal, and Greece’s Struggles

April 10, 2015

The coming weeks will see the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank take shape amid irresistible appetites for investing in Asia, efforts to promote the Iran nuclear deal continue with a mix of caution and optimism, and Greece’s negotiations with the EuroZone remain precarious. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Nigeria’s pivotal election

April 2, 2015

The victory of Muhamadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential election has been hailed as historic. For the first time, an incumbent lost to a challenger, President Goodluck Jonathan quickly conceded defeat and there was no violent reaction. Control Risks Senior Africa Consultant, Roddy Barclay discusses the implications and challenges for Nigeria.

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RiskMap Podcast: Cuba’s New Status, Modi to Europe, and Ghana’s IMF Bid

March 27, 2015

In the coming weeks, Cuba attends the Summit of the Americas for the first time ever, Narendra Modi travels to Germany and France to bolster economic ties, and Ghana seeks to shore up investor confidence with an IMF load. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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Sanctions Against Venezuela, Mr. Ghani Goes to Washington, and Scandal in Brazil

March 13, 2015

The coming weeks will see continued fallout from the US decision to impose sanctions against Venezuela in the midst of that country’s economic and social struggles; newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first visit to Washington where he will seek to prolong US support for his precarious government; and a scandal involving senior Brazilian politicians and the country’s oil company Petrobras underscore corruption risk in Brazil. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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RiskMap Podcast: Lingering Questions in Greece, Venezuela’s Oil Woes

February 27, 2015

Negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone will continue in the coming weeks, following a short-term deal that did little to address Greece’s long-term economic outlook. Meanwhile, low oil prices have put Venezuela’s economy on the ropes, raising the risk of social unrest and fears of sovereign default.

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Cyber Trends 2015

February 25, 2015

The cyber security landscape will evolve rapidly and attacks will increase in 2015. Our cyber analysts discuss the key trends in the 2015 period. Hosted by Stewart Bertram, Senior Manager, Cyber Threat Intelligence and John Nugent, Senior Analyst, Cyber Threat Intelligence.

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The China Story in 2015: The view from Africa

February 17, 2015

China has played a major role in Africa’s growth story over the past decade. Now that the Chinese economy is rebalancing and GDP growth is slowing, how will that affect Africa’s prospects?

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The China Story in 2015: The Americas perspective

February 17, 2015

The slowdown in China’s GDP is being felt around the world and in this podcast, Michael Moran, Control Risks managing director in New York talks to Bliss Khaw, Control Risks associate director and China lead in the Americas.

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RiskMap Podcast: Ukraine back from the brink, Sri Lanka’s India pivot, and US budget battles

February 13, 2015

A new ceasefire in Ukraine has little hope of sticking, Sri Lanka’s new president visits Delhi, and what businesses should watch for in the coming US budget debate. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.

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IS in the Maghreb

February 13, 2015

In a region with a history Islamist militancy, the increase in militia in Libya that claim allegiance to Islamic State (IS) has people asking whether IS could carve out a stronghold in North Africa. Geoffrey Howard, Control Risks lead North Africa analyst discusses the prospect.

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RiskMap Podcast: Nigeria’s Election and the View From Asia

February 3, 2015

The final two weeks of Nigeria’s election bring considerable uncertainty to Africa’s largest economy. Meanwhile, Asian investors look abroad for opportunities, focusing on Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia. Hosted by Michael Moran and Charles Hecker.

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Greece and Europe – the road ahead

February 2, 2015

After a confrontational first week in power, Greece’s governing SYRIZA party has toned down the rhetoric and is now talking to European leaders.

David Lea, Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst and Dr James Nixon, Chief European Economist at Oxford Economics discuss what the coming months will bring.

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Greeks vote against EU austerity – now what?

January 26, 2015

The people of Greece have chosen the Coalition of the Radical Left or SYRIZA to form the next government. Falling just short of an overall majority,SYRIZA will enter a coalition with the Independent Greeks party. The one thing the two partners have in common is fierce opposition to austerity measures that come with the European Union bailout.

With the Coalition of the Radical Left or SYRIZA preparing to govern Greece on a platform of ending austerity, Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea looks at the tough choices faced by the new government, Greece and Europe.

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Understanding Social Risk In Latin America

January 21, 2015

Social risk is nothing new, but for companies doing business in Latin America, these risks are increasingly coming to the fore. Companies who pay lip service to community relations do so at their own peril, but those that take a nuanced approach can position themselves for success, say Simon Whistler and Oliver Wack.

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