In the coming weeks, OPEC nations will meet to discuss production levels amid still-low oil prices, China’s premier travels to South America to forge ties that go beyond his country’s traditional partnerships, and Nigerian President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari takes the reins of Africa’s largest economy. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
In the coming weeks, the leaders of GCC nations visit Washington, where the discussion will touch on crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. Angela Merkel visit Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an attempt to salvage the peace process in Ukraine—against a backdrop of worsening violence and European angst over sanctions. Meanwhile in Egypt, verdicts in two cases against deposed President Mohamed Morsi are due, though Egypt’s own trials seem likely to persist. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
The governing Conservative party has secured an unexpected majority in the UK general election. The result came after polls predicted a close race with the opposition Labour party. Control Risks’ Senior Analyst, Europe, David Lea looks at the outcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.