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.


RiskMap Podcast: Aviation security and terrorism, India-US relations, and crisis in Venezuela

May 27, 2016

In our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the economic and political crisis rocking Venezuela, the issue of aviation security and global terrorism, and India-US relations in light of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Washington. 


RiskMap Podcast: North Korean saber rattling, the refugee crisis in Europe, and Puerto Rico’s default risk

April 29, 2016

In this edition of our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the nuclear threat from North Korea, the sociopolitical tensions and supply chain risks at play in Europe's refugee crisis, and the potential global financial impact of Puerto Rico defaulting on its debt.


RiskMap Podcast: European political risk, civil unrest in Chad, and a controversial presidential race in Peru

April 1, 2016

In our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss political risk in Europe and the troubled presidential elections in Chad and Peru.


RiskMap Podcast: Obama’s Cuba visit, Congolese presidential elections, and a potential peace deal in Colombia

March 18, 2016

In this edition of the RiskMap podcast we discuss Cuban-American relations in light of President Obama's historic visit to Havana, Presidential elections in Congo-Brazzaville, and the impending peace deal that could soon end the decades-old civil war in Colombia.  


Prospects for Cuba in 2016

December 13, 2015

In this RiskMap 2016 podcast, we discuss how the political and business environment in Cuba is likely to progress in the course of 2016.


RiskMap Podcast: OPEC’s divisions, China’s new South America tack and Nigeria’s transition

May 22, 2015

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.


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.


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.


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.


The Taper in Emerging Markets

December 20, 2013

Michael Moran, Control Risks Vice President for Global Risk Analysis, discusses how the US Federal Reserve’s decision to dial back economic stimulus could impact emerging markets.


RiskMap 2014: Brazil Outlook

December 10, 2013

Thomaz Favaro, Control Risks lead analyst for Brazil looks ahead to an extremely important year for the country with elections in October and the FIFA World Cup in June.


Nicaragua: Constitutional Reforms Proposal

December 6, 2013

Gavin Strong, Control Risks’ analyst for Mexico and Central America, discuss the constitutional reform package recently presented by President Daniel Ortega and the ruling Sandinista party in Nicaragua.


Mexico Briefing October 2013

November 11, 2013

Gavin Strong and Dwight Dyer, Control Risks’ political and security risk analysts for Mexico provide a brief overview of our latest edition of the Mexico Briefing. In this edition they discuss the on-going police reform programme and analyse the corruption that affects public-sector contracting practices, in light of the recent effects across Mexico following hurricane Manuel and tropical storm Ingrid.