RiskMap Podcast: A pivotal vote in Turkey, Venezuela’s autocratic shift, and a crisis in South Africa

April 10, 2017

Co-hosts Charles Hecker and Jackie Day discuss the referendum in Turkey that could alter its form of government; the bold moves by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to further consolidate his power; and the political shakeup in South Africa that has had dramatic economic effects.

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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: 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 February 2016

February 12, 2016

In this RiskMap podcast: the new face of Myanmar, Venezuela’s parliament takes on the president and  Uganda’s fractious election.

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Venezuela’s Socialist Party routed in legislative election

December 9, 2015

After the Socialist Party of President Nicolas Maduro was heavily defeated in legislative elections, we hear from Control Risks Senior Analyst for Venezuela, Oliver Wack, on what this means for Venezuela and the businesses operating there.

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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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Prospects for foreign investment in Venezuela

April 12, 2013

Nicholas Watson, Head of Research for the Americas at Control Risks, discusses the prospects for foreign investment in Venezuela following the forthcoming presidential election.

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