RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat

August 14, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this edition:

  • Laura Sharkey, an analyst covering the Andean region, provides an update on the crisis in Venezuela and the outlook for businesses operating there as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continues making moves to completely centralize power. [Minute 1:15]
  • A series of high profile cyber attacks in recent months have highlighted the significant risks facing global businesses. Nicolas Reyes, Associate Director for Cyber Security, discusses how companies can get ahead of the ever-shifting cyber threat. [Minute 7:58]
  • Barnaby Fletcher, an analyst covering Southern Africa, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Angola that will close the 38-year tenure of president José Eduardo dos Santos, South Africa's recent vote to continue the controversial rule of president Jacob Zuma, and how the varying questions around power and leadership throughout the region will impact the business environment. [Minute 16:30]

 

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RiskMap Podcast: Opportunity & Risk in Post-Conflict Colombia

July 28, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this special edition:

  • Sergio Guzman, Control Risks' lead analyst for Colombia, discusses the upcoming milestone in the peace process between the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), and what the private sector needs to consider as rebel groups begin reintegrating into politics and the economy after 52 years of armed conflict. 

 

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RiskMap Podcast: Terrorism in the UK & implications for event security; Brazil’s impossible choice

June 7, 2017

We speak with David Lea, Senior Analyst for Western Europe, about the terrorist attack in London on 3rd June; Bill Udell, Senior Partner and head of the Americas Crisis and Security Consulting practice discusses event security in the wake of the Manchester attack the week prior; and Simon Whistler, chief analyst for Latin America, tells us about the impossible choice facing Brazil as yet another president faces allegations of corruption. 

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RiskMap Podcast: Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, & Cameroon

May 1, 2017

In this May 1, 2017 edition of the RiskMap Podcast, Control Risks' analysts around the globe discuss the progress of Saudi Vision 2030 and a recent government reshuffle; what the election of leftist president Lenin Moreno means for Ecuador and the business environment; and a 3-month internet shutdown in Cameroon amid protests that have exposed deep divisions in a country that has long been stable. 

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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: 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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