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.
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.
January 20, 2015
David Hughson of Radius Worldwide and Jonny Gray of Control Risks discuss some of the obstacles that companies face in emerging markets. Gone are the days when companies could get by on a wish and a prayer, they say; success requires more carefully considered risk management strategies.
January 5, 2015
Coinciding with the release of Control Risks’ annual RiskMap report, this episode of the RiskMap podcast reviews the major themes in the report: diverging interests between national governments and international businesses, heightened animosity between nations, and the growing frequency and magnitude of crises on a global scale. Michael Moran and Charles Hecker host.
December 11, 2014
‘Tis the season for anti-corruption reports. Three recent reports—from the OECD, Transparency International and Control Risks—examine corruption risk in the public and private sector. Collectively they suggest that corruption is a global challenge, it is growing, and many companies have failed to implement basic measures. Alison Taylor considers these findings and what companies should do.
December 5, 2014
With the global economy sputtering, the United States can expect to see more foreign investment from China. Meanwhile, low oil prices have some producers worried, but not Saudi Arabia, which is taking the strategic long view.
November 21, 2014
The combination of sanctions and low oil prices have strained Russia’s economy and raised questions about the stability of the business environment there. Meanwhile, a new regulatory environment in China appears to be stabilizing. Control Risks’ country experts look at what 2015 has in store in each country.
November 19, 2014
The EU has failed to agree on a further round of sanctions against Russia, despite clear evidence of renewed Russian military supplies to rebels in the east of Ukraine. In this podcast, we look at the prospects for further sanctions, and the impact to date of the measures already imposed against Russia by the West in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
November 7, 2014
On Sunday 9th November the Catalans will finally have their say on independence. Or will they? David Lea, Control Risks Chief European Analyst unravels this latest piece of European separatism.
November 7, 2014
In the coming weeks, Spain’s Catalonia region agitates for independence, world leaders meet in Beijing with an eye toward boosting economic ties, and oil-dependent economies in Africa feel the pressure of lower oil prices.
October 24, 2014
In the coming weeks, global businesses will continue grappling with how the Ebola outbreak affects West Africa’s emerging markets, plummeting oil prices will bring joy to some and pain to others, and Brazilians’ choice of presidents will have major business implications.
October 10, 2014
The World Bank and IMF convene amid gloomy global economic forecasts, Vladimir Putin commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade with an eye on Europe, and Evo Morales is poised to win a third term as Bolivia’s president.
September 30, 2014
Dr. Robert Quigley of International SOS discusses how organizations should respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the likelihood that the disease will spread more globally and the importance of including infectious diseases in business continuity planning.
September 26, 2014
In the coming weeks, the heads of the world’s two largest democracies meet in Washington, Russia’s business leaders react to the arrest of one of their own, and Brazilians head to the polls in a close presidential race.
September 12, 2014
Scotland’s independence movement, once a fringe issue, poses big questions for businesses across Europe; Asia’s giants explore closer ties when Xi Jinping travels to India to visit Narendra Modi; and the UN General Assembly convenes without Vladimir Putin in attendance.