Italy rejects reforms

December 6, 2016

The Italian electorate resoundingly rejected Matteo Renzi’s package of constitutional reforms. Another shock for project Europe? Hold you horses, says Senior Europe Analyst, David Lea.

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RiskMap Podcast: A referendum in Italy; a leadership crisis in South Korea; and elections in Ghana

December 5, 2016

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry, we discuss the current political uncertainties at play in Italy, South Korea, and Ghana, and the potential impact on global business. 

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Kidnapping-for-ransom: Venezuela’s forgotten threat for the year ahead

November 23, 2016

In this podcast Joseph Smith, Special Risks Analyst at Control Risks and Charles Hecker, Senior Partner at Control Risks, discuss the Venezuelan kidnapping landscape and how the crime is expected to evolve in the coming year.

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RiskMap Podcast: Special Edition - The Trump Transition

November 21, 2016

In this special edition of the RiskMap podcast, Michael Moran & Charles Hecker discuss the global implications of the Trump presidency.

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US Elections 2016: Results and Implications

November 11, 2016

This podcast is a recording of a joint webinar with our partners, Oxford Economics in which we discuss the economic and political implications of Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.

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RiskMap Podcast: Cuba, Germany, & ISO37001

November 1, 2016

In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, featuring Charles Hecker and Michael Moran, we discuss Cuba and the impact of US elections on bilateral relations between the countries; the refugee crisis and politics in Europe's largest economy, Germany; and the new international standard for anti-corruption systems - ISO37001.

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Clinton still leads after final debate, what’s in store now?

October 21, 2016

The final debate between the US presidential candidates has not changed the likely result, but as Michael Moran reflects in this podcast, the lame duck period, a Clinton presidency and the recasting of American politics are all to come.

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RiskMap Podcast: Thailand, Cote D’Ivoire, & Colombia

October 17, 2016

In our look ahead at the coming weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the outlook for Thailand after the passing of its long-reigning King Bhumibol; a constitutional referendum in Cote d'Ivoire; and what to expect in Colombia now that voters have rejected a historic peace deal. 

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Egypt waits on an IMF loan

October 11, 2016

The IMF’s executive board is expected to approve a loan to Egypt soon. What effect will the loan have and what will the austerity measures demanded by the IMF do to Egypt’s economy?

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RiskMap Podcast: Hungary votes on migration, Haiti’s presidential election, & an update on the BRICS

October 1, 2016

In this edition we discuss the EU's refugee crisis and Hungary's referendum on migration; the upcoming presidential election and potential for violence in Haiti; and the challenges facing the BRICS nations on the eve of their annual summit. 

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RiskMap Podcast: Leftist politics in Latin America & elections in Russia & Jordan

September 16, 2016

In this edition we discuss the state of leftist politics in Latin America following Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, parliamentary elections in Russia, and tensions between the Jordanian government and Muslim Brotherhood. 

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RiskMap Podcast: Post-conflict Colombia, a peace summit in Myanmar, & Croatia in transition

September 2, 2016

In this edition we discuss the implications of the historic peace deal in Colombia, Myanmar's security challenges, and what to expect from elections in Croatia.

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RiskMap Podcast: The G20 Summit & free trade, Ukraine-Russia tensions, and Estonia’s presidential election

August 22, 2016

In this edition we discuss the G20 leaders summit and challenges to global free trade, the tensions mounting once again between Russia and Ukraine, and the impact of the upcoming presidential election in the Baltic, NATO-member nation of Estonia.

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RiskMap Podcast: Political uncertainty in Thailand; Zambia’s elections; and Turkey after the coup attempt

August 8, 2016

In this edition, we discuss the impact of the Thai referendum, Zambia's challenging presidential election, and the outlook for business in Turkey following the attempted coup.    

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Privatisation in Russia

August 1, 2016

Russia’s government has been mulling over the idea of privatising some of its key enterprises. Hannah Lilley speaks to Nafez Zouk, Economist at Oxford Economics about why this is happening now, and its effects on business.

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