A US China trade war?

January 26, 2017

What are the prospects of US President Donald Trump’s tough talk on China turning into a trade war?


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. 


RiskMap Podcast: The Brexit verdict, Nigeria’s challenges, and China’s new development bank

June 24, 2016

In this edition we discuss Britain's vote in favor of leaving the EU; economic challenges and an upsurge in violence in Nigeria; and the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 


India’s and China’s anti-corruption drives

June 14, 2016

The governments of India and China have both made high profile stands against corruption. In this Control Risks podcast, Kent Kedl and James Owen discuss the different approaches of each nation.


Notions of privacy in India and China

May 6, 2016

In this Control Risks podcast, we compare notions of privacy and secrecy in China and India, looking at how they play into relations between individuals, governments and corporations.


Doing business in 2016 and the Made in China strategy

December 13, 2015

In this RiskMap 2016 podcast, a selection of our China analysts discuss what the Chinese government’s Made in China 2025 strategy means for foreign companies in the coming year.


RiskMap Podcast: Brazil’s Woes, Xi’s US Visit and Presidential Politics in Uganda

September 11, 2015

In the coming weeks, Brazil faces a deepening crisis as a corruption scandal spurs a credit downgrade, Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to the United States against a backdrop of geoeconomic uncertainty, and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni seeks a fifth term. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.


RiskMap Podcast: Managing Markets in China and the US, Europe’s Migrant Dilemma

August 28, 2015

With Chinese officials struggling to rein in the country’s economy after a week of extreme market volatility, the US Federal Reserve weighs a long-anticipated decision to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Meanwhile, the European Union’s struggles with migration exposes rifts within the bloc. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.


RiskMap Podcast: China’s Stocks, Malaysia’s Scandal and Poland’s New President

July 31, 2015

The coming weeks will see continued volatility in China’s stock market, potentially sowing the seeds of political challenges for the Communist Party. In Malaysia, political challenges have turned into full-blown crisis as Prime Minister fights for his political life amid an embezzlement scandal. Meanwhile Poland prepares for the presidency of Andrzej Duda, the anti-establishment candidate who upset incumbent Bronisław Komorowski in last May’s election. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry.


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.


The China Story in 2015: The Americas perspective

February 17, 2015

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.


RiskMap Podcast: China Invests in US, Saudi Arabia on Oil Prices

December 5, 2014

With the global economy sputtering, the United States can expect to see more foreign investment from China. Meanwhile, low oil prices have some producers worried, but not Saudi Arabia, which is taking the strategic long view.


RiskMap Podcast: Forecasting Business Environments in Russia and China

November 21, 2014

The combination of sanctions and low oil prices have strained Russia’s economy and raised questions about the stability of the business environment there. Meanwhile, a new regulatory environment in China appears to be stabilizing. Control Risks’ country experts look at what 2015 has in store in each country.  


China-EU trade relations

April 9, 2014

Chinese leader Xi Jinping's recent first tour of Europe concluded with a speech in which he said that he had come to build a bridge across the Eurasian continent and reiterated China's desire for a free-trade deal with the EU. Whilst there has been some improvement in relations recently with agreement on trade disputes relating to solar panels and access to the telecommunications sector, in this podcast, Jonathan Friedman, Europe security and political risk analyst for Control Risks assesses the prospects for further agreements on trade.

About the presenter

Jonathan is the lead political analyst for the EU and Turkey at Control Risks, where he advises private clients on political, operational and security risks in the region.
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RiskMap Podcast: Global business risks in the weeks ahead

March 14, 2014

In the coming weeks, China’s President Xi Xinping makes his first state visit to Europe, ASEAN nations discuss a code of conduct for the South China Sea, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Washington amid a US push for diplomacy. This edition of the RiskMap Podcast examines what these events will mean for global businesses.