2014 is shaping to be an interesting but highly complex year for Colombia, and for international investors looking at the country. With at least three major elections (legislative and presidential) and the continuing peace negotiations between the government the country’s biggest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), there is plenty potential for positive developments, but also for longer term political and security risk.
The coming weeks will see China’s National People’s Congress convene to tackle economic questions and a tax dispute in India will continue to embroil multinational companies.
What has been the Russian response to the fall of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych – is a military response credible?
How can Ukraine shore up its fragile economy – can the interim government rely on financial support from the IMF, EU or US?
What is the outlook for the country in the run-up to and following elections scheduled for 25 May?
In the latest Control Risks podcast, research director Charles Hecker and senior Ukraine analyst Steven Eke discuss these and other key issues arising from Viktor Yanukovych’s ousting last week.
Sebastian Villyn, one of Control Risks maritime security analysts assesses current trends in maritime terrorism and highlights what he sees as the issues to look out for in the year ahead.
The coming weeks will see an election in Libya, trade talks between the United States and European Union, and a “Three Amigos” summit in North America tempered by Mexico’s energy reforms.
The inaugural edition of Control Risks' fortnightly look at business risks in the week ahead. In this episode, security at the Olympics, naval tensions in the Pacific, and a new head of the US Federal Reserve.